Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

What is Background Screening?

Background Screening involves checks on an individual’s previous employment, integrity, financial history, business interests, education and skills. All this is done legally and via publicly accessible information.

Why is Background Screening important?

Background Screening helps to minimize potential risks whenever organizations undertake any business transactions, acquire new customers or hire employees.

Is the accuracy of the information provided by us guaranteed?

The information that we provide in our screening report is to the best to our knowledge. We rely on the information furnished by others and records from various governmental agencies. We are not responsible for inaccurate or false information received from others and sent to you.

Why should organizations use Verity Intelligence?

Verity Intelligence is an award-winning Employee and Company Background Screening company. We specialize in helping companies verify and screen their candidates, employees and business partners to address business risk, drive compliance and strengthen due diligence for any business transaction.

With over 700+ corporate customers in the Asia Pacific region, we have grown to become the No.1 Employee Background Screening company in Malaysia and Singapore, working with many Top 100 Companies in the region, including many Fortune 500 Companies.

Our experience in working with 70+ Financial Institutions gives us the confidence and familiarity in both Bank Negara Malaysia and Monetary Authority of Singapore's compliance requirements for Employment Screening and FATF (Financial Action Task Force).

Customers have switched to and started engaging Verity Intelligence because we have given them:

  • Peace of mind as our reports are non-invasive.
  • Compliance with all Personal Data Protection requirements globally.
  • Quicker turnaround time.
  • Better and reader-friendly reports.
  • Safer and more secured systems and processes.
  • Premium Information and Security Management:
Rest assured that all your confidential/sensitive information are managed by our Information Security Management System Policy in place, to keep all your information secured as it is designed to comply with the Malaysian Personal Data Protection Act 2010 (PDPA). Feel free to request for a summary of our ISMS controls.
I found this interesting and would like to purchase background screening. However, I do not need it now as I foresee I will only be needing it in the near future, for one of the Background Screening packages. Can I save it for later purchase?

Of course. You can save the Background Screening package in your Wishlist right after you have created an account with us. It is just that simple.

Just click this link to create and register an account.

Why do I need to conduct Pre-Employment Background Checks?

  • Peace of mind – Knowing that you have screened your potential candidate.
  • Protection – From any hiring risk.
  • Due Diligence – For compliance or regulatory requirements.
  • Cost Savings – We can do it Faster, Better and Cheaper than you doing it internally.
Is it legal for an organization to request personal background check on a potential candidate?

Yes, we comply with all Personal Data Protection requirements globally. Anyone being screened must give their consent/authorization for the screening to be done. Email us and request for the necessary documents needed to be signed by the prospective candidate at the outset of your hiring process.

What information do I need from the candidate to conduct a background search?

Please email us for more information as each requirements and feasibility may differ. In most cases we will require a signed consent from the candidate in order to start and the necessary documents that needs to be verified.

What is your Report Turnaround Time?

It varies from one country to another. In most cases we will make our best attempt to complete your request soonest possible without compromising the accuracy of the verification. For countries with some centralized databases, this could be between 1 and 5 business days. For countries without any/fully centralized databases, this could be between 7 and 12 business days.

Are the results of Employment Background Check Reports measurable?

An Employee Screening Report has been proven to prevent bad hiring and reduce internal fraud and theft. This means that an organization can save in hiring and training, resulting in an overall increase in productivity. (It’s been proven that 1 bad hire can cost an organization between 6 and 10 times of their salary).

Can I screen employees that I already employ?

Yes, you can! In fact, it is recommended! Regular Background Screenings, which are non-invasive, can bring to light any personal issues the employees might be facing, which would give organizations an opportunity to address them before it becomes a problem.

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prepaid packages

Great discount and faster turnaround time.
2 years validity
Usually for companies who screen between 10-20 people per annum.

RM2,000 Package + 6% SST
2 years validity
Usually for companies who screen between 20-30 people per annum.

RM5,000 Package + 6% SST
2 years validity
Usually for companies who screen between 30-60 people per annum.

RM10,000 Package + 6% SST