FAQs on checking employees’ right to work in the UK

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How to avoid a £20,000 fine for employing illegal workers Employers have a legal duty to prevent illegal working in the UK and avoid unlawful discrimination while doing so. The implications of not checking employees’ right to work can not only be costly and damaging to an organisation’s professional reputation but may also disqualify the […]

Soapbox: SMEs should be wary of using social media to check out potential employees, says Steve Girdler

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Using personal information as a basis for hiring someone could badly backfire, warned the EMEA managing director for HireRight. SMEs should be wary of relying on social media for recruitment because there is no way of verifying the information they learn, says Steve Girdler, EMEA managing director for HireRight, a recruitment screening company. He said: […]

Mr Nice Manager gets no thanks

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Workers expect their supervisors to give emotional support but fail to reciprocate with extra commitment or loyalty. Read the full article in The Sunday Times with quotes from Becky Mossman, HR Director at HireRight. HireRightHireRight is here to help guide you through the biggest screening challenges so you can focus on what’s important to you; […]

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Myer executive fired over misleading CV

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Retail giant Myer is investigating the recent hiring of a senior executive, amid allegations the information contained in the manager’s CV was misleading. Myer announced the appointment of Andrew Flanagan to the role of group general manager of strategy and business development on June 18 but terminated his employment on Tuesday, his first day on […]

What not to put on your CV – five famous lies

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From the Houses of Parliament to Manchester United, see five high-profile cases from The Telegraph newspaper where individuals were caught out over qualification claims.   HireRightHireRight is here to help guide you through the biggest screening challenges so you can focus on what’s important to you; attracting top talent. HireRight provides employment background screening services […]

Resilience in Asia-Pacific labour markets

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Many APAC economies have shown resilience despite the weak global economic environment, according to the 2013 Asia-Pacific Labour Market Update from the International Labour Organization (ILO). • Employment in Malaysia spiked by 10%, or 1.3 million jobs, year-on-year and was spurred by strong domestic demand and a significant rise in the labour force. • In Sri Lanka, […]

Education, Education, Education: Schooling Claims Overtake Employment as Top CV ‘Lie’

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Two in five job applications contain false information about educational achievements. Latest HireRight Candidate Health Check reveals more than half of CVs contain one or more errors. Almost one-third of applications now contain false professional qualifications and membership claims. Jobseekers are more likely to include inaccurate details about their education history than any other aspect […]