Europe, Middle East & Africa

Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA)

First Advantage has been providing exceptional European pre-employment screening services and significantly reducing the risk in recruiting since 1984. Our unrivalled experience and extensive database of contacts throughout the world enables the company to minimize the turnaround time for completion of screening enquiries and maintain the quality and accuracy of findings. 

From our EMEA headquarters located in the United Kingdom, First Advantage provides a complete suite of talent acquisition solutions to help employers increase value and profit from employee recruitment, validation, evaluation and retention.

First Advantage utilizes quality data sources to build screening programs to each clients’ needs.  Dedicated contact points, ongoing consultation and regular account management reviews are all designed to ensure employers are receiving the information they need to be successful.

Verify Advantage International

Verify Advantage International is an online service that automates the provision of employment references or verifications to requestors, such as finance companies, landlords and future employers, thereby saving time, money and effort.

Employment verifications are requested by prospective employers, landlords and mortgage companies on a daily basis. The administrative burden of responding to these requests can now be redirected to VerifyDirect, a secure data warehouse that is accessible 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Verify Advantage improves workflow, ensures accuracy and virtually eliminates the risk of releasing inaccurate and/or sensitive data.  Verify Advantage allows businesses to focus on core competencies whilst ensuring verification requests are produced quickly and accurately and only released when the individual (employee) gives their written consent.

How Does It Work?

  • Third party (mortgage firm, future employer, etc.) requests an employment verification

  • Third party redirected to

  • Verify Advantage requests and verifies employee consent to release information

  • Third party receives employment verification report

  • All transactions are recorded for full audit and reporting purposes

Legal Compliance

Verify Advantage is fully compliant with legislation, data protection and regulatory requirements of the UK, with a comprehensive compliance toolkit aimed at helping employers satisfy their own legal enquiries. With operations in an increasing number of jurisdictions including the USA, India, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, and Greater China, Verify Advantage is quickly becoming a unique global solution to the challenge of providing timely and accurate employment verification.