Australia Post launches employment screening service

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Australia Post has launched a new employment screening service that will offer employers a streamlined and efficient verification solution.

With background employment screens such as police checks becoming increasingly mandatory, cumbersome screening processes can create friction in recruitment and onboarding, leading to candidate dropout and stretching HR processes.

The new Workforce Verification service will navigate these obstacles by being able to conduct a range of screens, including identity, police and visa checks in one interface.

Real-time visibility status of all candidate and existing employee cheeks will also help streamline reporting and ongoing compliance.

The Workforce Verification platform allows core ready-to-work check requirements such as police and visa checks, but with a roadmap for more sophisticated identity, qualification and integrity checks to be added to the platform in future.

Christian Seely, Australia Post, head of product – identity services, believes the new offering is a “game-changer” for HR professionals, streamlining the process, reducing administration costs, and reducing candidate dropout and improving the overall experience.

He adds, “Already a trusted leader in identity services and employment screening, and one of Australia’s most trusted brands, Australia Post’s new solution will verify employees faster and more efficiently through an easy-to-use, low-touch platform.

“We know the importance of businesses and government agencies knowing who they are hiring – and the strength of our offering is the flexibility to offer a dual online and in-store process, leveraging our extensive network of post offices.”

Australia Post has already signed on nine customers is set to expand the service in coming months.

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