Integrity

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VerifyNow offer a range of checks to support organisations to hire with confidence. It is important to select the candidates who have the appropriate qualifications, experience and background to meet the selection criteria.

The range of checks include: bankruptcy check, business interest check, credit history check, digital footprint check, directorship check and Applicant integrity interviews.

Applicant Integrity Interview

An applicant integrity interview is a 60-minute interview conducted by a Cogent assessing officer in person (where available) or by video conference with applicants to assess the applicant’s integrity. This is a unique offering.

Our team is experienced in analysing data from a range of sources to ensure effective critical analysis of suitability. Cogent has over 13 year’s experience in personnel security vetting and has a deep understanding of effective interview methodologies.

Clients will receive a summary report. This service can be modified for all levels of employment, however, we recommend it for senior positions and/or positions requiring a high degree of integrity and confidentiality.

Bankruptcy Check

The Bankruptcy Register Search (BRS) is an online service to access personal insolvency information about individuals directly from the National Personal Insolvency Index (NPII).

The NPII is under the responsibility of the Australian Financial Security Authority (AFSA).

The NPII provides information about individuals who have been subject to proceedings under the Bankruptcy Act 1966 from August 1928. It does not include any information on company liquidations or administrations.

Business Interests / Directorship Check

Does the applicant have an interest in other businesses that might cause a conflict of interest in the role they are applying for? This check is commonly used for positions such as directors, managers and other decision-making roles.

Information is obtained from the Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC) and will include the following details:

  • Name of any company they have been involved in
  • Positions held
  • Dates of appointment.

Credit History Check

What might be listed on a credit report:

-Personal details: name, date of birth, current and past addresses, employment and driver’s licence number.

-Credit history: Listings of any credit or loans applied for, defaults (overdue payments of 60 days or more where collection activity has started) and any other credit infringements (infringements can be listed for up to five years after they occurred, or seven years for serious infringements).

-Repayment history: Dates credit payments were due, whether or not the person made the payments by the due date, which dates were missed on any payments.

-Other information: Bankruptcies (for up to seven years after they occurred), court judgments, debt agreements and personal insolvency agreements (for up to five years after they occurred).

Note: individuals can request access to your credit report. More details can be found from the OAIC website here.