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DBS and Credit Checks

DBS Checks.

At The People Shed we specialise in DBS checks to help reduce recruitment risks and help support compliant onboarding. 

DBS Checks form part of the pre-employment stage and allow the employer to make informed decisions by revealing information about the applicant’s criminal history.

A DBS check is now a legal requirement for employees that will be working with the vulnerable, children, or within healthcare

The People Shed can provide you with a specialist, comprehensive pre-employment check service for your business. We can support you with the following:

  • Guidance on the eligibility of a role for a DBS check
  • Advice on which type of DBS check is suitable
  • Use of DBS checks on contractors
  • Advice on developing and drafting a policy on recruiting ex-offenders
  • Guidance on data protection issues when using and storing DBS information


Credit Checks.

Credit checks are becoming more common as a pre-employment check on future candidates to reduce the risk of fraud being committed.  Credit checks are predominately used within the financial sector, an increasing number of employers in other industries are performing these checks, such as healthcare and engineering.

If this is something you would like to bring on as part of your recruitment process – contact us today for more information.


Having dealt with The People Shed on many occasions and with different staff I can say their expertise and knowledge is second to none. A pleasure to work with such a professional company who are reliable and most importantly down to earth.

Anthony B, Business owner

The People Shed offer honest, clear and concise advice. They’re business focused with excellent commercial awareness but they’re on your level, there’s no ambiguity, just simple and logical proposals. Having worked with the girls personally in another business, I know their positive attitudes and willingness to help is ingrained within them.

Katie L, HR professional

I used Rachael as an emergency as I was at breaking point. She was very professional, calming and fully explained everything we could do. I will definately be using Rachael going forward for any HR related issues.

Carren B, Company Director

Very supportive company, always just a phone call away and always happy to help. Have supported us massively with a variety of HR issues. From offering us templates and guidance to just being there to discuss something out of the ordinary.

Chad, Franchise Business Development Manager

Experienced team bringing real world, professional and commercial advice to businesses. Great knowledge of all things “people” from basic HR support to full strategic people development advice and training.

Mike O, Company Owner

At last a company who understands what we need without all the jargon. Well done and highly recommended.

DARREN B, Franchisee

The guys at The People Shed take time to understand you and your business and develop tools through their vast experience to ensure you get the very best fit and solution. Highly engaged and focussed whilst passionate and professional in every aspect of HR and People Support! I class them now as Business Partners and have already recommended them to a new business contact who will benefit the same as I have.

Nathan S, Franchisor

One of the most professional organisations I have had the pleasure to use, with their depth of knowledge and care to detail all our HR and recruitment issues are resolved in the shortest time frame. Highly recommended.

Brian S, Franchisee

www.thepeopleshed.co.uk — have given excellent service and have been very easy to deal with. As we are a tech startup, HR is not our strong point! The team at The People Shed have helped us navigate various aspects of setting up our business – very happy to recommend them.

David G, business owner