Personal Information Checks
26th January 2021
If you've never used a recruitment agency to help you find work before, the thought of getting in touch could be daunting. One of the reasons holding you back might be uncertainty around the type of information you're going to have to provide and the checks an agency will perform on your personal information.
Recruitment agencies are engaged by employers when they are looking to recruit employees or temporary workers. It's our aim to find professionals who are a great match for the employers' requirements. Part of this process involves gathering information on the suitability of the worker for the position, but there are legal obligations to consider too.
It's essential that we receive a copy of your CV, we'll be particularly interested in your employment history as this will help us understand if we can help you and which of our specialist recruiters will support your job search.
If we can support your job search you'll be invited to register with us. This is a really important step, enabling us to represent you. The information you provide during the short online process will form the basis of our conversations about your personal job search, the type of work you are looking for, where you want to work and your salary expectations.
RIGHT TO WORK
It is a legal requirement that everyone who registers with us must provide proof of their eligibility to work in the UK. For British citizens:
- The personal details page of your passport OR
- If you don't have a passport we require your birth certificate AND national insurance documentation (NI card, payslip, P60 or P45).
(EU citizens can continue to use their passport until 30 June 2021. Non-EU citizens are required to use their passport and documentation relating to entry or residency in the UK.)
We retain a copy, returning the original documents to you. During the COVID-19 pandemic it is much more difficult to review original documentation, accepting instead photos or a scanned copy of your documentation by email.
As part of our registration process we'll ask for your consent to check your qualifications. This is particularly important if the work you'll be undertaking requires specific qualifications, training or authorisations required by law or any professional body.
If your employment involves working with vulnerable people, the government or public sector organisations then additional disclosure checks may be required.
For permanent jobs, employers often decide to manage the reference process themselves. If you are looking for temporary work we will ask for 2 referee contacts and, depending on your circumstances, they can be personal, academic or professional referees. We never approach a referee without your consent.
It is common practice to ask job seekers to give details of any convictions and, for specific roles or employers, it may be necessary to undertake disclosure or PVG checks.
If you are working as a TMM Recruitment temporary worker, once an assignment is secured we require your bank address, sort-code and account number in order to process your pay.