Positive end to 2012 as recruitment rises and application irregularities fall

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2012 closed on a positive note with analysis of HireRight’s EMEA screenings in December 2012 showing hiring rates 16.25% up compared with the same period in 2011. There was also some respite from the trend of increasing irregularities in pre-employment screening checks – the final quarter of 2012 found the number of applications containing at least […]

CRIMINAL RECORD CHECK CHANGES: New Standard and Enhanced disclosure application forms

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR STANDARD AND ENHANCED CRIMINAL RECORD CHECK APPLICATIONS On 1st December 2012 the Criminal Records Bureau and Independent Safeguarding Authority merged to become the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The DBS has launched new forms for ALL paper-based Standard and Enhanced disclosures applications, and will cease processing any Standard or Enhanced disclosure applications received […]

Are temporary staff putting you at risk?

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Temporary workforce remains a weakness in the screening program for many employers Temporary workers may fuel much of the predicted recruitment growth for 2013 as employers remain under pressure to keep short-term costs down. The Recruitment and Employment Confederation’s (REC) JobsOutlook reports that 88% of UK employers plan to increase or maintain their temporary staff […]

Could you be employing a fraudster?

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Written by Arjun Medhi, Operations Manager – Staff Fraud, CIFAS – The UK’s Fraud Prevention Service It is interesting, as well as alarming, to note that Members of CIFAS – The UK’s Fraud Prevention Service, reported more staff fraud between June and December 2012 than in the whole of 2011.  The majority of the cases […]

Whistleblowing cases soar by 276 per cent since begining of financial crisis

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Whistleblowing cases reported to the Financial Services Authority have increased by 276 per cent in four years, according to information1 obtained under the Freedom of Information Act by HireRight’s sister company, Kroll Advisory Solutions, the global investigations firm. Kroll found that between June 2011 and May 2012 the FSA received 3,733 contacts to its whistleblowing […]

CIFAS urges job applicants to be completely honest

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Analysis of frauds recorded on the CIFAS Staff Fraud Database during the first half of 2012, compared with 2011, revealed a notable increase in those recorded for employment applications containing serious material falsehoods (up by 160% from the first half of 2011). Read the full press release here Debbie HatfieldHatfield123More Posts

How Background Screening helps overcome 4 common business challenges

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According to the 2012 HireRight Employment Screening Benchmarking Report, employers are beginning to shift their focus from cost-cutting to growth. Finding, retaining and developing quality talent was the top business challenge identified in the latest HireRight Employment Screening Benchmarking Report, whereas the same study in 2011 placed cost containment as the top priority. Now that […]

European Law

Europe debates Data Protection Reform

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Neal Cohen and Ashley Winton of White & Case, an international law firm with one of the largest and most experienced data protection and privacy practices in the world, deliver a briefing note on the General Data Protection Regulation as it applies to employment and the workplace. Read the full White & Case briefing Debbie HatfieldHatfield123More […]

Webinar: Background Screening – Outsourcing top tips and business savings

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In this recorded webinar, HireRight provides guidance on how to outsource your screening program and the business savings to be gained. Guest speaker Andrzej Kuich from MetLife, a worldwide provider of insurance and financial services, shares his experience of implementing a background screening program. [vimeo 51537317 625 469] Debbie HatfieldHatfield123More Posts