In this context, a Criminal Record Check is a way for employers to ensure the candidate being considered for a role in their business does not have a criminal history. It is a standard part of the vetting process. This is essential for businesses to protect their reputation, assets and profits.
Individuals can also have their Criminal Record Checks notarised when they are in the job market and looking for permanent job placement, to speed up the employment process.
Criminal Record Checks are often also referred to as background checks, certificates of good conduct or obtaining a Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) as they all essentially serve the same purpose.