Running a China Employment Screening Program

China Background Check

China, officially the People's Republic of China, has been one of the fastest growing economies in the world. Due to the rapid growth in the economy, there has been high needs for sophisticated talent, technology improvement for the entire talent acquisition process, and first-class background check practices.

Employment background checks are highly regulated in China. It’s very important to have the right protocols in place to conduct any background checks. Organizations conducting background checks in China shall consider all related data privacy and protection laws and regulations such as the Personal Information Protection Law and China Cybersecurity Law.

Data sources have been evolving and it’s also important to keep updated as to the workflows and processes that provide the “best compliance data” with the most convenient workflow for candidates.

eeCheck utilizes databases, partnerships, and data sources that comply with the local data privacy and protection laws and regulations. Our solutions are currently being utilized by reputable firms with the highest compliance standards both locally and globally. Connect with eeCheck to learn more about how we may help you to implement your China background check program locally or across the Asia region.

Best Practice for China Employment Screening

What are the Top 10
China Background Check Services?

Please see below for the top 10 most common background check service items being included in a China background check program:
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Why choose eeCheck China Background Check Solutions

China background check utilized by leading firms

eeCheck offers premier China background check solutions that combine compliance, screening and Human Resources expertise to assist employers across Asia for their global screening needs. Our experienced consultants will guide you through and manage the entire China background check process with industry leading service turnaround time.


Top Questions and Information for China Background Check

China Background Check FAQs

At eeCheck, our consultants live with our values and know that only by going "exceed and beyond" in our service level, we can continue to be the leader in our industry. The service commitments for clients are clearly understood by every talent at eeCheck and we are working towards every detail to make sure we achieve them.

Background check involves collection of sensitive data. As per our practice, written consent forms are always needed to conduct China background checks.

Yes. A certificate of no criminal conviction in China can be arranged. However, it often requires the candidate’s involvement and site visit to the corresponding authorities to complete the process. Do note such practices vary across the country. Please connect with the local authorities directly or eeCheck may assist to provide you with the latest information if needed.

Our average service turnaround time for a China background check is 3 to 7 business days depending on which services you select.

At eeCheck, we utilize data that are 100% legal to use via official authorities, government authorized organizations and data bureau. As background check data contain sensitive personal information, it is indeed not only important to access the right dataset but also vital to ensure the right protocols in accessing such data is in place. This is where eeCheck is experienced and can add values to employers utilizing our services for their China background check programs for employees.

Yes. This can be a hybrid or full-service approach for China background check depending on the industries and the company’s decision. There are currently still some employers that prefer to conduct China background checks on their own due to various reasons. Indeed, many have now made the decision to utilize third-party background check vendors to assist as this can be a full compliance cost-effective solution delivered at industry standards.

For China background check practice, employment verification usually involves collecting employment related data directly from the HR department or person-in-charge. The data to be collected can range from basic employment history details such as employment period, position title, reasons for leaving to potential adverse data or relevant data for the position role or industry needs. Unlike other countries in Asia, employers in China are more willing to share performance related comments which can often be disclosed in the process.

The entire background check process can be complicated involving laws and regulations in China and overseas. Third-party background check vendors can indeed provide effective, efficient and cost-effective solutions due to economy of scale and service efficiency.  Furthermore, compliance and industry standard solutions can be ensured when working with the leading employment screening firms like eeCheck.


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