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Time to re-examine reliance on criminal record checks

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 Many UK businesses use criminal record checks as the final seal of approval in the recruitment process, using it to verify the character and suitability of a job applicant. However, the law change on 10th March 2014 reducing rehabilitation periods for many offences should prompt HR departments and boards to re-examine their approach. Now is the time to […]

Important changes to UK criminal record checking – reduction in rehabilitation period

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Significant changes to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, the piece of legislation which controls UK Criminal Record Checking, come into effect on Monday 10th March 2014. Rehabilitation periods will be substantially reduced, meaning convictions will become spent far more quickly and no longer appear on a basic disclosure certificate. The legislative change is part […]

Come and see us at the CIPD Annual Conference and Exhibition

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CIPD Annual Conference and Exhibition, 6th-7th November, Manchester Central. Visit HireRight on stand 688 to meet our background screening consultants who can share their expert knowledge and make best practice recommendations for your candidate and employee due diligence. We will also be unveiling our latest research findings and giving you a chance to win an iPad […]

HireRight sponsors Candidate Experience Awards

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HireRight is delighted to sponsor the 2013 North American and United Kingdom Candidate Experience Awards (CandE Awards) for a third consecutive year. The annual CandE Awards and benchmarking program provides a way for organisations of all shapes and sizes to gain independent authoritative feedback on their recruitment process and candidate relationships. Entry for the 2013 […]

Lawyer suspended after fabricating CV

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The UK media has widely reported the case of Thomas O’Riordan, a high-flying lawyer suspended last week after it was uncovered that his glittering CV was filled with lies, including claiming five degrees he had not been awarded. Read the full article in The Daily Telegraph. The exaggeration and falsification of his academic and professional […]

Prominent scholar fired for lying about a Ph.D.

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CNN reported this week that a lie about earning a Ph.D. cost a Syria expert her job as an analyst days after her op-ed in the Wall Street Journal was cited by Secretary of State John Kerry and Senator John McCain in congressional hearings about possible U.S. military action in the war-torn country. Elizabeth O’Bagy, […]

Romanians and Bulgarians working in UK up 26%

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The BBC have reported today that “The number of Romanians and Bulgarians working in the UK rose by a quarter in three months, according to official figures. The Office for National Statistics said 141,000 were employed from April to June compared with 112,000 in the previous three months, up nearly 26%. Temporary restrictions on the […]