It’s an uncomfortable truth that the CVs of many potential employees don’t accurately reflect that person’s employment or education history. In fact, the ideal candidate could prove anything but if their skills do not match the details they’ve provided. This can be a costly and time-consuming problem to put right, and one which over 50% of UK employers have had to deal with by withdrawing job offers or dismissing staff for misrepresentation (CIPD 2008).
Eligible businesses can check the criminal backgrounds of its staff and volunteer for a number of reasons: the most common being to protect children and vulnerable adults from harm. ELAS play an important role in the success of the CRB as we act as an Umbrella Body and provide the integral mechanism by which many organisations access CRB checks.