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Old 16.12.2018, 12:02
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Pre-employment Screening process

I have been offered a job contract in a Swiss company which says that I am required to pass the pre-employment background screening based on my signed consent. The contract says that the employment is conditional upon completion of the screening with a result with is considered satisfactory by the company. I can start my position only after completing the screening, and if the start date is postponed due to the screening then the salary will not be paid for this period. The company expects me to resign from my current position before their screening is finalized.

I know that the companies check their candidates, and this is absolutely normal. But I have never seen this kind of conditions in the employment contact. I thought that the company checks the candidate first, and once fully satisfied then they send the contract. I am also not sure if it is safe for me to resign from my current job under under such circumstances. I am not expecting any findings but don’t want to be in a situation when their screening process gets stuck for some reason and I am affected. The company said that this screening takes on average one month, and the start date of the new job is February 1st.

What is this pre-employment screening which requires a signed consent from the candidate and takes so long? Have you ever done this?

Thank you

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