Mitie snaps up background checks firm

Outsourcing company Mitie yesterday bought one of the UK’s largest providers of online criminal records checking services, UKCRB. The business will be integrated into the existing employee screening service provided by Mitie, which hopes to improve turn-around times and expand their technology platform. The UK’s outsourced screening and vetting market had an estimated worth of £85m per year, as companies become more aware of the risks associated with recruiting individuals without a background check.