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 […]

ID check discrepancies at an all-time high.

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The trend of increasing discrepancies in background screenings continues to rise for a 2nd consecutive quarter with 60% of screenings undertaken by HireRight in EMEA during Q2 2013 containing at least one inaccuracy or lie. Q2 2013 also revealed all-time highs in the discrepancy rate on professional membership and qualification verifications (35% of these checks […]

Changes to UK criminal record checking

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Important information for DBS Standard and Enhanced disclosure applications The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) are introducing a number of changes to the way in which Standard and Enhanced disclosure applications will be processed. This will change the way that individuals use their criminal record check and how employers check their suitability. The changes to […]