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Rescreening Employees – Why, When, and How?

Date Published: October 11, 2022 | Last Updated: February 16, 2024 | By Jessica Veal

As a hiring manager or business owner, you’d be forgiven for thinking of employment screening as an isolated service. It’s usually considered as part of the onboarding process, and rightly so, however it can also act as a precautionary measure of compliance, when used annually.

Rescreening your staff can ensure consistency and reliability, safeguarding clients and customers in event of individual employee circumstances changing.

Here, we’ll run through why rescreening employees can benefit your business, when you should do it, and how to do it properly.

Why rescreen employees?

In the private sector alone, £140 billion is lost to fraud per year.

Repeat screening allows you to ensure the experiences of your teams are up to your company’s expectations, and avoid the risks and costs associated with uncompliant individuals.

Rescreening your teams can offer an added layer of safety that encompasses:

  • Compliance – Repeat screening of your professionals helps you to stay compliant with industry standards and statutory requirements
  • Security – Rescreening your teams, as well as new starters, will act to protect the security and integrity of your data and systems used in the workplace
  • Honesty – Vouch for the experiences of your team members by confirming experiences
  • Company culture – Promote one of honesty and integrity, between yourself as a HR professional, and the teams you work with

When should you rescreen employees?

Screening new employees is usually part of an onboarding strategy – an integral part of the hiring process that HR can’t do without. Rescreening should be seen similarly, as a core process for your HR department.


Rescreening employees is something that can be implemented ad hoc, but it is likely to be more functional as a part of your annual HR calendar. Implementing a well-defined rescreening programme as part of your annual HR calendar will help your business to identify any threats.

Changes in position

It is recommended to rescreen when employees move roles, particularly those that are high-risk with more responsibility, or serving a vulnerable audience.

At random

Random selection can be a helpful choice for employers with a large number of employees. This can be a cost-effective way of screening your workforce, without repeatedly rescreening all employees in all roles. 

How can you rescreen employees?

A simple and cost-effective way of screening employees is with a third-party provider who will provide unbiased, accurate and reliable results.

Here at Accurate, we pride ourselves on acting as an extension of your in-house human resources function, with unmatched tech solutions for both clients and their candidates.

Our rescreening services include:

  • Ongoing Monitoring and Employment Screening – also referred to as annual background checks or ‘re-screening’ of employees.
  • Retrospective Employment Screening – aligning existing employees with company-wide employment screening policy.
  • Top-up Employment Screening – delivering continued compliance for internally mobile personnel.

Taking the next step with employee rescreening

If you’d like to talk through your requirements in more detail, please do get in touch: ukenquiries@accurate.com.