Background checks and verifications

Criminal history checks are commonly referred to as National Police checks. There are checks for employment-based positions and volunteer positions. We process Australian Police Checks through the Australian Federal Police and the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission. International police checks also available for a range of countries.

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Manage organisational risk by assessing the suitability of prospective employees to work in specific roles. Do you need to verify the candidate’s employment history and digital footprint? Reference checks through VerifyNow include both character and professional references that can be completed online or over the phone. VerifyNow’s range of checks support organisations to hire with confidence.

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These checks confirm if the candidate is appropriately qualified for the role. They are integral to protecting the reputation of your organisation and the integrity of your recruitment process. Our checks include Australian and international academic qualifications and professional memberships. Entitlement to work checks are also available.

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Financial Regulatory checks are commonly used for applicants involved with the management and financial transactions of a company such as directors, financial controllers, chief financial officers and investment bankers. These checks may also be required within certain regulated industries, such as financial services or banking. Our Financial Regulatory checks include Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA), Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) and Australian Financial Services (AFS) Register checks.

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Psychometric Assessments and Aptitude Tests

If you want to find the right people you need to ask the right questions.  VerifyNow’s psychometric and aptitude test offerings can help businesses and individuals recognise qualities that benefit an organisation and identify those that need development.  After all, one of an organisation’s best assets is its employees.

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What is VerifyNow?

Cogent Business Solutions developed VerifyNow to streamline its employment screening service, making the process faster and simpler for both organisations and applicants.

The purpose is to help organisations recruit with confidence by providing efficient and effective employment screening services.

Cogent provides a range of checks and assessments to support the screening of new hires and the existing workforce.

Key Features

Reduced Paperwork

Applicants no longer need to print, scan and upload forms. Everything is completed online on phone, tablet or desktop.

ACIC Accredited Body

Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission accreditation for Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Checks.

Australian Owned and Operated

Data remains in Australia unless required for a specific international check e.g. international criminal history check.

Fast Turnaround

Employment background screening is our core business. We are experienced, fast and efficient.

DISP Accredited

We have Defence Industry Security Program certification to ensure secure systems and premises.

Trusted Personnel

All our personnel are screened extensively for suitability before access is granted to any personal information.

Local Customer Support

Our team is based in Australia and will provide you with ready support.

ISM Controls

Policies and procedures in place based on Australian Government intelligence requirements to ensure secure systems and infrastructure.

Pre-Employment Screening with VerifyNow

Save time and money when VerifyNow undertakes employment background screening services for you.  We make it easy to customise your screening requirements and ensure the right verification and checks are undertaken.

VerifyNow helps organisations remove the hours of administrative effort screening employees.

We can work with your talent acquisition team to tailor reference checks and manage the process efficiently and effectively.  Utilising VerifyNow’s employment screening allows your HR team to get on with the business of interviewing, hiring and retaining quality personnel.

Available Packages

Clients can choose from a list of existing packages or organise custom packages to suit their employment screening framework. Example packages:

Bronze Package

  • Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check
  • Identity Verification
  • Reference Checks
  • Employment History Verification
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Silver Package

  • In addition to Bronze Package:
  • Qualifications Check
  • Professional Memberships Check
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Gold Package

  • In addition to Silver Package:
  • Comprehensive Applicant Review
  • ASIC Banner and Disqualified Register Check
  • ASIC Enforceable Undertakings Register Check
  • APRA Disqualified Register Check
  • Psychometric Assessment
  • Bankruptcy Check
  • Directorship and Business Interests Check
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