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Bright Purple - Global Recruiters

pre-employment screening


Sometimes Pre-Engagement Screening (PES) is a matter of law, sometimes it is purely a matter of sensible practice.

Bright Purple’s dedicated Pre-Engagement Screening and Compliance team provides extensive Pre-Engagement Screening services and background checks- supporting SMEs to major PLCs, we tailor our services to meet any client requirement. These services can be provided as a stand-alone product or as a part of wider recruitment services.

We are aware that different clients have different needs and are here to meet any PES and Compliance struggles you may have, ranging from vetting candidates to ongoing checks for existing employees. Using our many years of expertise and backed by compliance policies around data and systems, we are fully GDPR compliant and we help and support our clients to stay safe and in line with the latest regulations- and to hire the best candidates.

We are not geeks, we are just here to take the complicated out of Compliance! Based in our Edinburgh Head Office, we offer comprehensive, professional and affordable employee background checks and are dedicated to building strong relationships with our clients across a wide range of sectors.

Why do you need PES checks?

  1. It highlights criminal history
  2. It complies with due diligence and avoids liability
  3. It provides verification of Education and Certifications
  4. It keeps both Customer and Client safe
  5. Validation that you have chosen the right candidate
  6. Highlights any fraudulent activity


Bright Purple Offer different levels of checks and these can be bespoke to your specific needs:

Level 1 - BPSS – Baseline Personnel Security Standard
This is the basic screening service which all companies should adhere to. The BPSS check covers; Copies of Legal Right to Work (it is the employers responsibility to verify the validity of these documents), Copies of Proof of Residency, 3 Years Employment Referencing, Criminal Records Check (CRC; Disclosure Scotland, DBS)

Level 2 – PES4 Enhanced Check
This is a more advance check which should be followed especially if your candidate is planning on working in the Financial Sector. The PES4 Enhanced Check covers; Copies of Legal Right to Work (it is the Employers responsibility to verify the validity of these documents), Copies of Proof of Residency (plus past 5 years), 5 years Employment Referencing, Education Verification, Criminal Records Check (CRC; Disclosure Scotland, DBS) and a Financial and Sanctions check.

To learn more about this service get in touch today on +44 (0)131 718 5016 or email our team on