International private investigations agency, Conflict International, has today announced the launch of its new business division, Conflict International Screening (CI Screening).
Building on Conflict International’s extensive experience, CI Screening offers screening services spanning social media, pre-employment and remote working checks, as well as further tailored checks for international employees, financial sector checks (SMRC) and government baseline personnel screenings (BPSS). In addition to services like employment and qualification verification and annual re-screening, CI Screening will offer sanctions and politically exposed persons checks – the latter being particularly timely amidst the fallout of the debanking row.
The division is launched at a pivotal time, with the last ten years marking a notable growth in the uptake of screening services. This has been driven by remote working, with 44% of employees now either fully remote or hybrid, as well as mounting concern over the reputational implications of employees’ social media footprint.
Certain industries, such as financial services and banking, will predominantly benefit from the service, but as home working persists and fraud continues to spiral, demand for screening services across industries is set to grow.
Declan Bamber, Divisional Director of Pre-Employment at CI Screening, comments:
“We are immensely proud to today be launching our new CI Screening business division. The press is often awash with stories that should act as a salutary warning of the dangers of failing to carry out the proper pre-employment checks. Whether it be instances of individuals faking qualifications or past social media posts being unearthed, screening is of growing importance to business.
“As businesses continue to navigate fraud, more stringent regulatory obligations and battle economic crime, screening could be the difference between reputational success and failure. We look forward to working with clients going forward to ensure their hiring procedures are up to scratch.”