Candidate Health Check: Application Errors Up in 2015

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There has been an 11 per cent jump in errors on job applications compared to the same period last year, finds HireRight’s latest Candidate Health Check. During the second quarter of 2015, almost two thirds (63 per cent) of applicants provided incorrect details in areas including criminal records, previous employment, educational attainment and membership of […]

Psychometrics evolution: how testing has won over HR

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See a recent article from HireRight’s Becky Mossman on Personnel Today discussing the effectiveness of psychometric testing. Some key points from the article: Psychometrics tools have long been associated with senior hires, but new research suggests that organisations are spreading their use of psychometrics to all job levels. Three-quarters of respondents use psychometrics and 78% […]

Preventing leadership scandals in Financial Services

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How can financial services companies prevent a leadership scandal? See advice from HireRight’s Steve Girdler in a recent article featured in Global Banking & Finance Review. Some of the key points: Britain’s largest banks have paid over £50bn over the last six years for misconduct, but are now beginning to rebuild their reputation. The FCA’s […]

Russian Regulator publishes Data Localisation clarifications: one month to go…

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The long requested guidance to interpreting the Russian Data Localisation laws have now been released by the Ministry of Communications, just one month before the new law comes into force, which requires that organisations that collect personal data from individuals in Russia store that data within Russian territory. The guidance is non-binding, but these are […]

EU Data Privacy Reform Update: Make Mine A Skinny To Go…

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“…simplicity and flexibility are key…” if the new EU Regulation is to work as a long term framework for the protection of privacy rights, according to the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS). The EDPS strongly advocates a simple and clear text to enable controllers to easily understand their obligations, and its’ proposed text is 30% […]

EU General Data Protection Regulation: one small step for privacy, or a giant leap?

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In our blog post of 16 January 2015 HireRight reported on the progress of the EU data privacy reforms.  Excitingly, the Council of the European Union (“Council”) met their self-declared deadline of agreeing a general approach on the General Data Protection Regulation (“Regulation”) and announced on 15 June 2015 that “we have moved a great […]