To be Global, Act Local

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Driven by a number of factors, such as the economic growth, increasing globalisation and fierce competition for talent, global recruitment and talent attraction will continue to be a key focus for many employers in 2015 and beyond. Employers interested in expanding their business beyond their national borders, or to hire talent from abroad must be […]

How to fire an employee

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Firing someone can be a harrowing process and with ever-present distraction of costly tribunal action it’s imperative a business is both firm and fair. It is the hardest conversation an employer can have with an employee, but contrary to a common misconception, it is perfectly possible to fire somebody legally, so long as you obey […]

Festive cheer for employment markets

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There are definitely reasons to be cheerful as we enter the festive period. The Office of National Statistics reported UK employment continuing to rise and unemployment continuing to fall in Q3 2014, maintaining the general direction of movement since early 2012. Similar trends were reported by the KPMG REC Report on Jobs showing that permanent […]

Best practices and practical solutions to the global background check conundrum

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In a 2012 KPMG survey, 75% of American executives said they were expanding globally and 70% explicitly stated that they planned to expand their international employee base. For such multinationals, the dynamic and global workforce offers a unique opportunity to hire high-caliber talent. However, for the recruiters who must source global candidates, the myriad of […]

FCA bans £43,000 fare dodger from working in financial services

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Following the Financial Conduct Authority investigation earlier this year, a former City executive has now been banned for life by the FCA from taking any senior role in the financial services industry. The FCA’s action against Burrows is a sign of how personal integrity is now seen as crucial as the financial sector seeks to restore its reputation. […]

How will the proposed UK Financial Regulation changes impact recruitment and monitoring of staff?

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The recent Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standard’s (PCBS) review of the UK banking sector, made a number of recommendations for changes to the regulatory structure. The FCA and PRA then published their proposed changes, the consultation for which closed on 31st October 2014. On the 17th November 2014, the PCBS responded to the proposals, requesting […]

Background screening discrepancy rates at highest point since Q3 2013 (infographic)

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Overall, discrepancy rates in background screening have risen steadily throughout 2014, with more than half of the screenings undertaken by HireRight in EMEA and APAC between July and September containing a lie or inaccuracy. This rate is at its highest point for over a year (Q3 2013).     HireRightHireRight is here to help guide you through […]

Trouble at the top: new findings from HireRight (infographic)

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With reputation becoming an increasingly significant economic force and necessary differentiator to attract customers and clients, HireRight spoke to 140 HR leaders in the UK’s largest organisations to investigate whether they are aware of the risks of failing to carry out appropriate leadership due diligence.  Read the full report here: The Untouchables: Protecting your organisation from leadership […]

The Untouchables: UK CEOs undergo fewer checks than graduates

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• CEOs are less scrutinised than graduates as it is assumed leaders do not lie • A third of organisations could suffer a reputational scandal because of inadequate screening processes • Yet almost all businesses are under the impression they carry out an adequate amount of due diligence on new leaders Senior leaders in the UK’s largest organisations […]