Global sanctions and watchlist checks

Request global sanctions and watchlist background checks directly through your ATS for potential hires.​​​​​ ​​​​​​

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Why conduct global sanctions and watchlist checks?

In today's globalised world, it's important for businesses to be aware of the potential risks associated with hiring individuals who may be listed on sanctions watchlists. By conducting a sanctions watchlist check on future candidates, you can protect your company from legal and reputational risks, as well as ensure compliance with relevant regulations. Don't take unnecessary risks–consider running a sanctions watchlist check as part of your hiring process.

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Lightning fast checks
Sanctions checks take seconds, not days. To get started, click request check in your ATS. Then receive real-time updates and a report when complete.

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Create a seamless workflow for your HR team with one-click check requests that save time and provide the insights you need in one place.
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The team of 16 recruiters is extremely happy with Zinc. Having these checks done and back within less than 24 hours is amazing.

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Automated checks
Simple and secure sanctions checks, helping you make safer hiring decisions.
ATS integrations
Request checks in seconds using Zinc’s seamless ATS integrations.
Global coverage
Zinc handles global complexity, checking your candidate's wherever they work.
Tailored packages
Curate a checking package for specific countries or regulation. Or have one globally consistent range of checks.
Simple and secure
Simple and secure checks, helping you make safer hiring decisions.
Elevated experiences
Custom brand your candidate's flows and choose light or dark mode. Candidate's can easily submit checks from any device.
Fully compliant with Global & EU law.
Tier 1 registered with the ICO.
Direct ATS integrations. Get in touch and we'll set you up for free.
Instant live chat support from the Zinc team around the clock.
Robust service that's relied upon by regulated businesses globally.

Sanctions check process

Step 1
Candidates upload a government ID, passport or driving licence as proof of identity
Step 2
Zinc partners with Comply Advantage to access local government and international sanctions and watchlists, including OFAC, The Home Office and Interpol.
Step 3
Candidates' details are checked against the lists and results are returned to you in seconds.


How does your software handle data privacy and comply with relevant regulations when conducting sanctions and watchlists checks?

Our background checking software handles data privacy with utmost care and complies with relevant regulations, including GDPR and other data protection laws.

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Does your software cover both national and international sanctions and watchlists?

Yes, our background verification software covers both national and international sanctions and watchlists to provide a comprehensive background check.

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How user-friendly is your software for both the recruiter and the candidate when conducting sanctions and watchlists checks?

Our pre employment screening software is designed to be user-friendly for both recruiters and candidates, with an intuitive interface that simplifies the process of conducting sanctions and watchlists checks.

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Which sanctions and watchlists does your software screen against when conducting background checks?

Our employment background screening software screens against various sanctions and watchlists, including OFAC, EU, and UN sanctions lists, as well as national and international watchlists.

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What is the turnaround time for receiving sanctions and watchlists results, and is there an expedited option available?

The turnaround time for receiving sanctions and watchlists results is typically within minutes, however this will depend on the candidate.

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Can your software integrate with our existing ATS or HRIS platforms for seamless processing of sanctions and watchlists checks?

Yes, our employee background screening software can integrate with your existing ATS or HRIS platforms. We currently integrate with over 14 ATS platforms such as Greenhouse, Workday, and Workable, for seamless processing of sanctions and watchlists checks.

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