Employment Screening Services

Police Checks and Identity Verification

As an accredited body with the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC), Cogent is permitted to undertake police checks on behalf of organisations.

The Australian Federal Government’s Document Verification Service (DVS) is an online system for comparing identifying information with a government-issued record.

Cogent are also able to provide National Police Checks via The Australian Federal Police (AFP).

Employment and Integrity

VerifyNow’s range of checks supports organisations to hire with confidence.  Manage organisational risk by assessing the suitability of prospective employees to work in specific roles. It’s important to identify candidates with the values and integrity that align with your organisation’s standards.

Conduct an employment history check of a candidate (standard is 5 years). Extended history checks are available upon request.

Our reference checks can be completed online and by phone. Reference checks include both character and professional referees using skills-based and competency questions.

Digital footprint checks are available, and we also offer a unique Comprehensive Applicant Review.

Credentials, Qualifications and Right to Work

Is your candidate is entitled to work in Australia? Is their visa valid? The entitlement to work check can verify that. These checks also help confirm a candidate’s credentials and qualifications. They are essential to protect the reputation of your organisation and integrity of the recruitment process. Checks include Australian and international academic qualifications and professional memberships.

Financial Regulatory and Business Checks

Our Financial Regulatory checks include APRA, ASIC and AFS Register checks. These checks may also be required within certain regulated industries, such as financial services or banking.  We offer bankruptcy, business interest, credit history, and directorship checks.

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.

Learn as much as you can about your preferred candidate and how they’ll fit within a team. Delve deeper into your existing team and their capabilities. Psychometric and aptitude tests help you hire with confidence, develop and maintain a robust workforce.