Pre-employment background checks and security clearance

Have you ever employed someone who made a great impression during their employment interview but turned out to be completely wrong for the job? Is your company involved in protective security procurement? Since four of five crimes committed at a workplace are inside jobs, it is important to find out as early as possible that your employees do not have criminal intentions.

Why are we offering this lecture?

The recruiting process is often time-consuming and expensive. What is more, employing a criminal can have disastrous effects. Many security providers are also engaged in protective security procurement processes which are subject to stringent demands on the security clearance of personnel. We are offering SBSC-certified customers this lecture in the form of a webinar in order to elevate your understanding of background checks and security clearance in order to minimise the risk of employing a person with criminal inclinations.

The purpose of the lecture

The goal of the lecture is to provide you with a better understanding of the importance of background checks and security clearances when recruiting employees, while they are working for your organisation, and upon conclusion of their employment. The lecturer will shed light on the methods and tools you can use in the recruiting process as well as day-to-day work.


The lecture is full of important information and is divided into two blocks:

Block 1: Pre-employment background checks

  • Recruitment checklist
  • Scope of background checks
  • Security clearance interview, including examples of content and implementation
  • Identifying signs that indicate security risks
  • Verifying information regarding grades, certificates, job references, etc.
  • Using supporting information sources for recruiting and security clearance, e.g. the Internet and social media

Block 2: Background check for classified positions ​

  • Background check depending on security class
  • Performing checks in public registers
  • Loyalty, reliability and vulnerabilities in the security clearance process
  • Various phases of recruitment
  • Special background checks


Your lecturer will be Anders Månsson. Anders previously served in the Swedish Armed Forces and has worked with intelligence and security services for over a decade. Among other positions, he served as head of security in the Swedish unit during operations in Afghanistan and at the Security Service of the Swedish Armed Forces. Anders currently works as a consultant at Weop.

Target audience

The lecture is intended for SBSC-certified providers and is suitable for persons who have some responsibility for security, who work in HR with responsibility for recruiting, or who occupy some type of managerial position.

Date and location

6 October 2020, 15:00-17:00
5 November 2020, 15:00-17:00
3 December 2020, 15:00-17:00

Webinar via Teams


We invite you to register. The sign-in link will be sent to your email address a few days before the webinar.

We look forward to having you.

Please note that this webinar will be conducted in the Swedish language.

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