"We chose to use Know Your Candidate due to their simple yet efficient process. The service we have received from them over the past three years has been professional, reliable and the team are always extremely helpful when dealing with any queries we have."
Natalie Fraser, HR Assistant, Project One
"We started to use Know Your Candidate to screen approximately 12 months ago to screen candidates for FCA Approved Person status. The service provides much of the data required for this within an aggregated report saving the time and expense of manually checking multiple online data sources. The comprehensive identity checks, credit scoring, criminal records check, director listing and adverse media searches help us make properly informed decisions about whether a candidate will meet the FCA standards of fitness and propriety before making an application and ensures that any issues identified are fully considered and where appropriate disclosed to the FCA. This has resulted in applications being approved more quickly.
The Know Your Candidate reports have become an integral part of our FCA Approved Persons application process, and we have been delighted with the service provided particularly the ability of Know Your Candidate to expedite reports when applications are time critical. Importantly we also use the service to screen new employees of our own.
David Goodley , Principal Consultant, City Compliance
"We use Know Your Candidate to deliver a wide range of pre-employment candidate checks. The service that they provide is quick, efficient and the checks are tailored by KYC to our specific needs as a Sales Recruiter. They provide a really personal service, for example, if things at first appearance don't seem right they'll call and ask for additional information and evidence rather than take the easy option of simply 'failing', which was my experience of previous suppliers to our business. The reports are easy to read, well presented and extremely well received by our employer client base.."
Rob Scott, Managing Director, Aaron Wallis Sales Recruitment
"As a regulated financial planning and insurance brokerage it is critical that we ensure that each and every member of staff is fit and proper. I am always amazed that so many of our competitors recruit advisers based on the strength of their CV and an interview without any further background checks. This represents a massive risk not just to their business but also to their clients' financial security. At Infinity we insist on checking every candidate's credit rating, employment history, educational history and criminal records before confirming an appointment. Know Your Candidate enables us to outsource these checks for every UK candidate and we receive a comprehensive report in a uniform and easy to understand format that is available promptly online. Know Your Candidate has certainly enabled us to weed out several unsuitable candidates who had been less than honest or forthcoming with all relevant information during their interview or on their CV. This gives me peace of a mind as a business owner as it protects both our clients and our company and also gives our regulator confidence when it comes to licensing our advisers."
Benjamin Bennett, Finance Director, Infinity Financial Solutions Ltd
"The friendly, professional service that we have consistently received from Know Your Candidate has been excellent. The website is intuitive and the whole order process is really straightforward. With quick turnaround times too, I can't recommend them highly enough."
Kate Peet, Operations Manager, Fideliti Childcare Vouchers
"I selected Know Your Candidate over other providers due to the simplicity of both the service offered and the system itself. The process is easy to understand, easy to use and offers various levels of security checks depending on your requirements. There are no frustrating and unnecessary procedures to go through - Know Your Candidate simply does what it says it will do in, what seems to me, to be a very efficient manner. I have also been impressed by the 'personal touch' they have shown when dealing with any queries."
Debbie Jukes, Partner, Equilibrium Asset Management