CIPD Guidance on Pre-employment Checks for Recruitment

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) is a valuable source of FREE Guidance for Employers on the importance of Pre-employment Checks. See 
This covers issues such as:

  • ensuring that people selected for employment are suitably qualified, and are appropriate to work in the identified role.


  • taking up references to identify any potential issues with an employee.


  • legal requirement for specific checks to be carried out if the employee will be working in a role with children or relevant adults.


  • advice on employing ex-offenders / people with convictions: checks that should be carried out prior to offering employment.


  • advice on significant potential penalties if an employer does not check the eligibility of an employee to work in the UK.