Privacy S.H.I.E.L.D…the latest summer blockbuster

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It has taken two years but on 12 July 2016 the EU Commission finally adopted the adequacy decision on the Privacy Shield, and from 1 August 2016 entities will be able to certify with the US Department of Commerce. From a strategic perspective US companies (or EU companies doing business in the US) will be […]

Hear from the Experts: Senior Managers and Certification Regime

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Our recent webcast with Financial News Custom Studio is now available to watch on demand. “Now Comes the Hard Bit: Making Sure the Senior Managers Regime Works” provides the views of HireRight’s Steve Girdler as well as representatives from Lloyds Banking Group, Chartered Banker Institute, Freshfields, and the BBA. The panel discuss the impact of […]

2016 HireRight EMEA Employment Screening Benchmark Report

New Research: Trends in Temporary Employee Screening

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Most organisations have a solid process for screening and hiring new permanent staff. But what about temporary workers? Often the same level of diligence does not apply, with our research discovering that only 34% of contract and unpaid workers are screened, and just 19% of volunteers also undergoing checks. It is hard to pinpoint why […]

2016 HireRight EMEA Employment Screening Benchmark Report

Re-Screening Employees, What’s the Benchmark?

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Research from our latest benchmarking survey has revealed the different approaches to re-screening in EMEA. Businesses have to be aware of the threats posed not only by new hires, but also by existing employees. People who rise up through a company may have never been screened at a lower entry level, or things simply may […]

2016 HireRight EMEA Employment Screening Benchmark Report

Social Media Screening, Who’s Doing It? And Why You Shouldn’t

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Our latest benchmarking report gives insights into the social media screening policy of EMEA organisations. With the growth of social media in people’s everyday lives, the inevitable question is, what part does that play in recruitment? At what point do people’s personal profiles become important in hiring? Around the world businesses must now consider whether […]

Video Interview

4 Benefits of Video Interviews

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In the digital age, it’s becoming more and more likely that the first time you meet your future employee will be by video call. But can video calls be as effective for evaluating whether someone is right for a role? There are many benefits of conducting an interview by video: Convenience: With the workforce becoming ever […]

Financial Conduct Authority

UK Financial Regulation – Regulated References and Other News

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We have been waiting for the regulators to publish their rules around regulated references and extending the new regime to cover different roles (algorithmic traders and client-dealing functions). They have published some updates but it will take a bit longer for us to know exactly what’s needed and implement everything following some recent updates from […]

Regulation Ready

Top 10 Tips on being FCA Regulation Ready

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HireRight recommends financial service firms take the following steps to mitigate the risk of falling below minimum standards and competitors: Plan – Have a plan for the next two years to ensure that you are ready not only for March 7 2016 but also 2017 when the rules are applicable more widely. Review your policies […]