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Partner with First Advantage today for quality retail industry background checks and screening services.

Why is employee screening so important in the retail sector?

If your employees engage with the general public and manage finances on a regular basis, it’s vital you’ve performed fit and proper background screening to reduce risk to your customers and your organisations.

Have confidence that an applicant is legally allowed to work in the UK, that they’ve provided accurate references and qualifications, and that they aren’t concealing adverse information that may deem them unsuitable for working within retail.

Not only do you need to protect your business from fraud and financial loss, but you need to protect your customers and be sure your employees’ behaviour and conduct is above board.

Reduce the risk of fraud and loss, and potential damage to your brand and reputation.

Proven Retail Background Checks

Time is valuable, especially in the rapidly evolving world of retail. Applicant background screening needs to be accessible and fast. Fast results are nothing without quality data, however, and you already know that employee theft is a leading cause of retail shrinkage.

That’s why we’re enabling smarter hiring using intelligent data – to help you mitigate the potential for inventory loss and an unsatisfactory workplace culture – all at lightning-quick speeds.

Why choose First Advantage for your background checks?


Neglecting to conduct background checks on your retail employees could leave your organisation vulnerable to employee fraud, possible fines, and reputational risk. Check new applicants and existing employees to stay protected.


Our expert team of onboarding executives will help ensure your background checking system is designed to meet your exact processing requirements. Our dedicated, Nottingham-based client care team will keep track of your applications and are always on hand to help with any questions.


Run checks on your staff regularly to help combat financial crime and terrorism, people trafficking and illegal immigration. Be absolutely confident people are who they say they are and be able to prove it. Our eligibility experts will ensure your online system processes checks at the right level for your organisation.

Your needs are our priority, which is why First Advantage’s services cover a wide range of screening needs. Whether you need a standard retail background check or identity check– find what works for you with easy, online solutions and an automated applicant-centric process designed to save time.

Get quality screening services from an established partner who brings years of compliance expertise. For fast retail background screening reports to help accelerate your onboarding, talk with us today.


Our software systems make use of cutting-edge technologies, providing identity as a service to help our customers maintain data integrity to the highest standards and confirm an applicant’s attributable data sets.

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Tell us about your business to help us identify the best screening solutions to meet your needs.

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