Jenny Reid from iFacts was up next, speaking about screening employees. She notes that while companies often screen top employees, they fail to validate contractors and outsourced staff, of which campuses use a substantial amount. In addition, when checks are carried out, they focus mainly on criminal records and not on credit reports, the validity of the person’s ID, driver’s licence or educational qualifications etc.
Reid advocates the use of a single database for the security industry where employees’ employment history is held. This could be used to validate people’s identities and prevent syndicates from sending the same person to various security companies to commit fraud.