Politically Exposed Persons
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Regulation
Global instant verification reference checks
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Self certification checks

Self certification checks allows you to collect any type of information from candidates with ease. This check is popular among recruiters collecting longer forms, such as I9 or SMCR.

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Directorship checks

Peace of mind for legal compliance, risk mitigation, and conflict of interest identification. Meet regulatory requirements to check that the candidate isn’t a disqualified Director in certain countries or doesn’t have any conflicts of interest.

Average turnaround time
3 days
Zinc's turnaround time
20 minutes
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Finance
Regulation
FCA
Criminal record checks

Request global criminal record checks in over 190 countries directly through your ATS.  Candidate selects where they reside and  the checks are run in this country. Each country's government body has unique requirements and a specific consent for that region. Zinc can verify multiple criminal checks for previous countries a candidate has lived in.

Average turnaround time
4 days
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48 hours
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Working with vulnerable
Regulation
DBS
Global right to work verification

UK nationals can use their passport, birth certificate or HMRC letter. Others can upload visa documents or use a share code. Zinc is verified and included in the UK Government Trust Framework as a certified IDVT. We offer right-to-work routes globally

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1 minute
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All Industries
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Employment identity checks

Candidates provide a selfie photo which is matched against their identity document for validation. Identity checks are often used alongside other verification checks, such as address, criminal and right to work checks.

Average turnaround time
1 day
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4 minutes
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All Industries
Regulation
All job roles
Education and qualification checks

Simple, accurate, global. Zinc verifies the authenticity of certificates or qualifications provided directly with institutions. We verify educational and professional qualifications from any institutions. Recruiters can choose to verify one or multiple qualifications.


Average turnaround time
20 days
Zinc's turnaround time
8 days
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Healthcare
Regulation
CQC
Unified references

Customisable, detailed, fast employment and character reference checks directly from your ATS. Candidate's submit employment or professional reference checks, depending on your requirements. Candidate's can add additional referees at anytime. Candidates have a unique insight in being able to track the progress, and keep the results when complete.

Average turnaround time
6 days
Zinc's turnaround time
14 hours
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All Industries
Regulation
Legal practice compliance
Adverse financial history checks

Request adverse financial background screening globally from your ATS and hire with confidence. This check connects to Transunion Credit Bureau and checks the candidate’s name and address for CCJ’s, IVA’s or bankruptcies. For example has the person got an outstanding payment that they’ve not paid and they’ve been summoned to court.

Average turnaround time
1 day
Zinc's turnaround time
1 minute
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Finance
Regulation
FCA
Global sanctions and watchlist checks

​​Stay compliant, hire confidently. Zinc uses the candidate's full name and date of birth, inspecting a range of lists including the the UK Home Office watchlist and the US OFAC list. We ensure that the information aligns with public records, adding an additional layer of security to your background check procedures.

Average turnaround time
40 minutes
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1 minute
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Security
Regulation
BS7858
Address verification checks

Easily verify global addresses for all potential hires. Zinc verifies your candidate's address history with credit agencies, national postal and electoral lists. Address verification checks are useful for carrying more specific and targeted checks such as criminal record checks.


Average turnaround time
1 day
Zinc's turnaround time
38 minutes
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All Industries
Regulation
All job roles
Adverse media checks

Request adverse media background checks directly from your ATS for candidates anywhere in the world. We compare real-time data, monitoring thousands of news sources, business and trade journals and local, regional and national newspapers. The result is categorised by risk type, including media relating to accusations, arrest, trial and exoneration.

Average turnaround time
50 minutes
Zinc's turnaround time
1 minute
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Finance
Regulation
All job roles
Employment credit checks

This check connects to Transunion Credit Bureau and checks the candidate’s name and address for CCJ’s, IVA’s or bankruptcies. For example has the person got an outstanding payment that they’ve not paid or if they’ve been summoned to court.

Average turnaround time
1 day
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Instant
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Finance
Regulation
All job roles
Easy and intuitive
Collect checks in two clicks from your ATS, then receive results days later.
Save time
Automated email and text follow-ups mean you no longer need to keep an eye on checks.
Elevate experiences
Candidates are highly informed. You’ll both see the status of each check in real-time.
Clear transparent hiring process

Compliant background checks

Every business has unique hiring requirements. Our custom background checks let you tailor our screening process to your specific needs. Whether you need to focus on criminal history, employment verification, or education credentials, get the information you need to make informed hiring decisions.
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Clear transparent hiring process
Zinc covers all the checks we need, has great customer service, integrates with our tools and the whole system is very slick and easy to use.
SMITHA SANJEEV
PEOPLE & CULTURE ASSOCIATE, THRIVA
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Customisable checks

From multiple choice to free text questions, you can customise reference questions to fit regulatory requirements or your business needs. Create bespoke check packages by selecting background checks tailored to each role.