About us


Who we are

At VerifyNow, our mission is to help organisations build a trusted workforce. We are Australian owned and operated and we provide local customer support.

VerifyNow is digital employment screening platform designed to streamline employment screening and help organisations recruit with confidence. We pride ourselves on our excellent service delivery and innovative solutions to exceed clients needs.

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Employment Background Screening

Today, we offer a range of background checks to support the screening of new hires and the existing workforce. We also provide expertise in psychometric and aptitude testing, HR support services and contribute as a thought leader within the industry.

VerifyNow was developed by Cogent Business Solutions, an Australian company established in 1996 as a management consultancy based in Canberra. For over 20 years Cogent has provided risk management and security solutions to clients across sectors including industry, community organisations and government.

Our mission

Help organisations build a trusted workforce.

Why should I conduct employment screening?

Effective employment screening can help reduce the unintended damage to reputation, business function or loss of corporate knowledge. It indicates an organisation’s commitment to best practice in its talent acquisition process and helps mitigate the risks of poor hiring choices.

Our Values

We are a member of the Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA). PBSA’s purpose is to advance excellence in the screening profession.

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People First

Strong respect and appreciation of our people and their life objectives.

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Good communication is vitally important for strong relationships and positive outcomes.

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Always Try Again

There is no such thing as failure. There are only results, from which we learn and adapt.

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Mutual Support

We expect great commitment from our team; they can expect the same from us and each other.

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Quality Outcomes

We will do all within our power to ensure that our clients receive quality outcomes that meet or exceed expectations.

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Meet Client Needs

The interests of our clients are paramount. We give honest advice and foster long term business relationships.

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Team Approach

We form the right team for each task. Individuals are not expected to understand everything - they work through and with others.

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Whatever happens, take responsibility for your actions but remember support is always available.

The Team

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Chief Information Officer

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Principal Consultant

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General Manager

Learn more about Our Services

We provide a range of background checks and assessments to support the screening of new hires and the existing workforce.

Trusted by


• Academic and Qualifications verification
• Applicant Integrity Interview
• APRA Disqualified Register check
• APRA Enforceable Undertaking Register Check
• ASIC Banned and Disqualified Register check
• ASIC Enforceable Undertaking Register check
• AFS Licensees Register check
• AFS Licensees and Authorised Representatives Register Check
• Anti-Money Laundering check
• Bankruptcy checks
• Business Interests / Directorships check
• Digital Footprint check
• Employment History verification
• Entitlement to Work check
• Identity Verification
• Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check (National Police Check)
• Professional Body Membership check
• Reference checks (online, on phone)

Know who you are hiring and mitigate risks to your business by confirming eligibility to work, requisite expertise, qualifications, criminal history, integrity and more. The value of employment screening services extends beyond the on-boarding experience. It can be a regular health check on your organisation’s existing workforce too, by ensuring job specific qualification are current, memberships and licences are valid, police checks are up to date, and industry regulation job requirements continue to be compliant.
Companies such as Cogent Business Solutions conduct employment background screening. We are an accredited body with the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission and member of the Professional Background Screening Association.
The duration varies as it is subject to employer’s requirements. It is also dependent on the position and the nature of the role. Some positions may only review the last five years of employment, while others may take into consideration 10, 15 or even 20 years of employment history.
Yes, anyone can undergo employment screening providing it is with the applicant’s informed consent. This consent allows the prospective employer company and their agents to complete the employment screening process.

Hire With Confidence

Reliable Employment Background Screening Service

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VerifyNow was created to streamline employment screening and help employers recruit with confidence.

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