5 ways to use a Custom Check

Vetting.com offers a huge range of pre-employment checks – including police checks, referencing, qualifications checks, credit checks, identity verification and much more. Along with all these, we also offer Custom Checks, which can be completely tailored to your needs!

Sound exciting?

These are designed to streamline data collection, so you can store everything in one place whilst improving your candidates’ experience. You can choose exactly what information is captured, whether that’s dates, files, or general information. 

Wondering what you could use these for? Here’s a few ideas:

1. Simplify your onboarding

We know that the process of onboarding a new candidate can be time-consuming. A lack of visibility can muddy the waters and cause delays  – who’s waiting on who? Where is the process up to? What’s holding it all up?

Simplify it. Vetting.com enables you to create a custom form to capture all the information HR requires from your candidate, like retirement fund and banking details, tax documentation and next of kin information. These checks could also be used as a starting point for activating access to various internal software. 

Our dashboard will show you the status of the check with a simple glance, so you know exactly where it’s up to, and what’s required for completion. 

2. Health checks

You can construct Custom Checks to capture health information. This might be proof of vaccination, sick leave documentation, or a medical certificate stating a candidate is fit for work. 

For roles involving significant physical output, a health check is a great step to prevent injuries and abide by WHS/Health and Safety guidelines. The candidate can see their doctor, receive a medical clearance, and upload this into their form so you have it all on file.

3. Security clearance

Similarly to medical checks, our Custom Checks can be used to collect evidence of security clearance. This may include documentation, copies of licences, reference numbers, internal clearances, travel information or clearances awarded by a third party. 

4. Internal processes

Custom Checks can be used internally to conduct surveys and handle data collection relating to specific internal processes. 

This might be leading up to big company events, like an end of year Christmas party, to gather dietary requirements, allergies, and any other safety information that must be catered for. Some people like to use this type of Custom check as a checklist, making sure users have collected all the information needed, others use it to keep record of notes from interviews etc.

Note: Vetting.com also offers Pulse Checks and Exit Interviews, which are fantastic for measuring general employee satisfaction and gathering feedback.

5. Share code collection – UK only

With the pre-Covid legislation for UK Right to Work checks ending, using Custom Checks to collect a candidate’s passport share code allows you to streamline their experience by using our Digital Right to Work check to verify that their passport is genuine and valid, and collect their share code on the same platform. Once they’ve provided their share code, their right to work status can be checked online. You can then upload a copy of the Home Office report, keeping all their documentation in one place.

So there you have it – five different ways you can utilise our Custom Checks. Truly, they’re fantastic tools for data collection, and allow you to keep a whole suite of information all in one place.

Written by Mary Snowden and Jade Levison.


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