Group Of Business People Analyzing Graphs and Charts in OfficePre-employment screening for hiring candidates within the pharmaceutical industry is key for a number of reasons. The financial costs of intellectual property theft, which could occur if an employee has not been fully screened for conflicting interests, could mean that a company is prevented from filing for a patent in time to protect an innovation. In the case of Pfizer’s patent for Viagra, this would have lost them $2 billion a year! Pharmaceutical companies can also attract the attention of activist groups, who may try to infiltrate companies in order to cause physical or reputational damage.

We would recommend the following components:
• Identity and right to work checks
• Residency and credit checks
• Employment history including gap verification
• Qualifications and professional memberships checks
• Criminal record
• Activism and Affiliation checks
• Social media screening