April 2018

Background Checks – Our methods and thoughts.

By | April 25th, 2018|Categories: Pre Employment (BPSS), Right to work, Uncategorised, Vetting|Tags: , , , , |

We know the background check and pre employment screening market is saturated by multi national, investment backed/owned organisations who talk about fast, automated digital platforms running the checks, however, would you let a computer make a key decision if someone should pass the checks or not. We  believe in using digital, automated systems to perform [...]

February 2018

(DVLA ) Driving Licence automated points check – Now Available

By | February 27th, 2018|Categories: DVLA|Tags: , , , |

Cataphract are proud to launch our new online, automated driving licence checking services to our customer base. Together with our full list of pre employment screening and security vetting services, having the ability to screen new employees, with licence checking services, enables Cataphract to new markets and customer bases. Checks are automated, online and customers [...]

September 2017

Cataphracts new automated service lines

By | September 19th, 2017|Categories: Pre Employment (BPSS), Right to work, Vetting, Vetting Software|Tags: , , , |

Cataphract are proud to announce that our business evolution continues with the added following features Automated ID Verification through the Keesing Platform. – Instant result You can complete Right to work checks, check for fraudulent and tampered with ID (passport, driving licence, residency cards, work permits and visas) and build an extra layer of security. Do [...]

Uber drivers required to apply for new DBS Checks

By | September 4th, 2017|Categories: Child Protection, DBS, Right to work, Vetting|Tags: , , |

Uber has been been instructed to message all of their drivers to complete new DBS background checks in the next 28 days from a central government system or be struck off the list. Even though Uber drivers use the same roads as Black cab drivers, they undergo separate rules and laws, however, with the rise of [...]

August 2017

1 Million Subscribers

By | August 1st, 2017|Categories: Child Protection, DBS, Pre Employment (BPSS)|

The Disclosure and Barring Service, back in 2013 created a service called ‘Update Service‘ where the individual, upon receipt of a new DBS within the last 30 days, can register for a yearly update for a new DBS check. To obtain a new DBS, the individual has to go through an umbrella company first, so [...]

Cataphract achieve top 4% ranking as DBS Umbrella Partner

By | August 1st, 2017|Categories: DBS|

We are proud to announce that Cataphract are ranked in the top 4% in the country for DBS applications submitted from April 2016 to March 2017. There are 3,246 registered DBS umbrella companies in the country so this puts us in the top 150. Each half year the Disclosure and Barring Service announce the activity from all DBS [...]

REC Partnership Success Begins

By | August 1st, 2017|Categories: DBS, Vetting, Vetting Software|

In our last blog update we highlighted we became the only DBS checking & pre-employment screening partner available to all REC members in the UK. First off we got all REC account managers up to speed with Cataphract’s service lines and unique offers, so they can spread the word to the registered firms about our service. We then attended a number [...]

June 2017

NHS Trust fails to conduct thorough DBS checks

By | June 1st, 2017|Categories: DBS, Pre Employment (BPSS)|Tags: , |

It's recently come to light that the Oxford NHS trusts, because a shortage of doctors, used agency doctors without a recent DBS checks.... Quoting Bicester Advertiser While the trust was told it did provide a good quality of care to patients, a shortage of doctors meant targets were missed while full checks were not in place [...]

May 2017

5 top tips for a fast security clearance application

By | May 31st, 2017|Categories: DBS, Pre Employment (BPSS), Vetting, Vetting Software|Tags: , , , , |

Cataphract have been processing CTC and SC clearances for over 10 years for major government outsourcers, service firms and technology vendors. Clearance can take up to 3 months after the application is received by the Home Office, so an efficient a fast background check is essential. Here are our 5 top tips to help your [...]

Is pre-employment screening a necessary evil?

By | May 8th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorised|

It’s an all too common scenario where a knee jerk reaction to hiring leads to no references or background checks being completed, leading to illegal hiring or simply hiring an ill-suited person for the job. It’s a competitive market out there so with technical, commercial operational roles often not requiring security clearance, sometimes a quick [...]

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