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Bright Purple - Global Recruiters

pre-employment screening


Sometimes Pre-Engagement Screening (PES) is a matter of law, sometimes it is purely a matter of sensible practice.

Bright Purple’s dedicated Pre-Engagement Screening and Compliance team provides extensive PES and background checks- supporting SMEs to major PLCs, we tailor our services to meet any client requirement. These services can be provided as a stand-alone product or as a part of wider recruitment services.

From vetting candidates to screening existing staff moving into new roles within your business, we help you create a continuous screening strategy. Based in our Edinburgh Head Office, we offer comprehensive, professional and affordable employee background checks and are dedicated to building strong relationships with our clients across a wide range of sectors. Using our many years of expertise and backed by compliance policies around data and systems, we are fully GDPR compliant and we help and support our clients to stay safe and in line with the latest regulations- and to hire the best candidates.

Why do you need PES checks?


Bright Purple offer different levels of checks and these can be bespoke to your specific needs:

Level 1 - BPSS – Baseline Personnel Security Standard
This is the basic screening service which all companies should adhere to. The BPSS check covers; Copies of Legal Right to Work (it is the employers responsibility to verify the validity of these documents), Copies of Proof of Residency, 3 Years Employment Referencing, Criminal Records Check (CRC; Disclosure Scotland, DBS), Directorship Checks (current appointments and potential disqualifications) for contractors.

Level 2 – PES4 Enhanced Check
This is a more advance check which should be followed especially if your candidate is planning on working in the Financial Sector. The PES4 Enhanced Check covers; Copies of Legal Right to Work, Copies of Proof of Residency (plus past 5 years), 5 years Employment Referencing, Education Verification, Criminal Records Check (CRC; Disclosure Scotland, DBS) and a Financial and Sanctions check, Directorship Checks (current appointments and potential disqualifications) for contractors

To learn more about this service get in touch today on +44 (0)131 718 5016 or email our team on