The Real UK Candidate Experience and Use of Technology

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By Leigh Carpenter, UK & Ireland Programme Director, Talent Board The results of the 2013 UK Candidate Experience (CandE) Awards and benchmarking programme are in and show that employers of all sizes and across all industries have made great strides in delivering a positive, rewarding and insightful experience to their job seekers. There is still […]

Fraudulent job applications still prevalent warns Hireright

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Recent figures from HireRight showed more than half (52%) of successful job applications contained some form of error or discrepancy, most frequently relating to education or employment history.  However almost a third (32%) were found in professional qualifications and memberships, proving this area to be particularly vulnerable to lies and embellishments. HireRightHireRight is here to […]

Check them out before they check in

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Who are you hiring and for what security and risk-specific roles?  Most organisations need to check their workforce from top to bottom, so perhaps it’s time to review your background screening procedures for employees.  Steve Girdler outlines how that process should be conducted. Read the full article in this month’s Risk UK magazine HireRightHireRight is […]

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 […]