Education

Education anomalies at an all-time high

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The exaggeration and falsification of academic qualifications is rife and the media has recently brought to our attention a number of high-profile individuals building a career on fictitious qualifications. Elizabeth O’Bagy, a prominent scholar celebrated by US media and referenced by US Senators in congressional hearings, lied about earning a Ph. D, and lawyer Thomas […]

Kroll Global Fraud Report finds growing insider threat

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According to the 2013/14 Kroll Global Fraud Report, recently published by HireRight’s sister company, 72 per cent of companies have been hit by fraud led by at least one insider, up from 67 per cent last year. Of those victims of fraud, 32 per cent had suffered at least one crime where the main perpetrator […]

5 Reasons employers may not be performing global background checks

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In a recent industry survey, nearly a third of employers reported that they do not verify the education or experience of their candidates who have lived, worked, or studied in other countries. This trend persists despite a growing trend of more organisations hiring people with foreign backgrounds. While employers may have diverse reasons for not background screening […]

Some more evidence to invest in the first line of defence

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Employment application fraud is the number one insider threat to organisations, representing 48% of all the staff fraud cases reported to the CIFAS Staff Fraud Database during the first six months of 2013.  written by Arjun Medhi, Staff Fraud Operations Manager, CIFAS – The UK’s Fraud Prevention Service In my previous HireRight blog post, I […]

Banking Commission propose regular monitoring of senior executives.

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The Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards had made a recommendation to replace the Approved Person’s Vetting Regime with a Senior Person’s Regime which would include regular monitoring of the most senior bankers. In place of a one-off judgement of suitability on appointment, regulators would require on-going monitoring and executives would be held accountable for failure […]