Ding dong, Safe Harbor is (effectively) dead…

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As expected, the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU“) has declared EU-US Safe Harbor protocol to be invalid. The implications of this judgment are potentially wide-ranging and still being digested, and the precise parameters of the impact is expected to become clearer as additional guidance is provided by EU regulators.  Initial responses from […]

Candidate Health Check: Application Errors Up in 2015

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There has been an 11 per cent jump in errors on job applications compared to the same period last year, finds HireRight’s latest Candidate Health Check. During the second quarter of 2015, almost two thirds (63 per cent) of applicants provided incorrect details in areas including criminal records, previous employment, educational attainment and membership of […]

Psychometrics evolution: how testing has won over HR

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See a recent article from HireRight’s Becky Mossman on Personnel Today discussing the effectiveness of psychometric testing. Some key points from the article: Psychometrics tools have long been associated with senior hires, but new research suggests that organisations are spreading their use of psychometrics to all job levels. Three-quarters of respondents use psychometrics and 78% […]

Preventing leadership scandals in Financial Services

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How can financial services companies prevent a leadership scandal? See advice from HireRight’s Steve Girdler in a recent article featured in Global Banking & Finance Review. Some of the key points: Britain’s largest banks have paid over £50bn over the last six years for misconduct, but are now beginning to rebuild their reputation. The FCA’s […]

Russian Regulator publishes Data Localisation clarifications: one month to go…

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The long requested guidance to interpreting the Russian Data Localisation laws have now been released by the Ministry of Communications, just one month before the new law comes into force, which requires that organisations that collect personal data from individuals in Russia store that data within Russian territory. The guidance is non-binding, but these are […]

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FCA and PRA publish final rules for new regulatory regimes

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On the 7th July 2015 the FCA and PRA published the final rules for the new regulatory regime for banks, building societies, credit unions and PRA-designated investment firms. These rules come into force on the 7th March 2016 and there is a timeline for implementation of various phases of these rules. Within this publication they […]

The Importance of employment references

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HireRight’s Becky Mossman, HR director EMEA/APAC comments “The important thing a reference does is confirm they are who they say they are. You will have looked at someone’s competencies at interview”.  She believes that a shorter probation period will confirm if a candidate fits the job role they have applied for. Click here to read […]

Job application errors increase over the last four years

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HireRight’s latest quarterly Candidate Health Check survey finds job application errors increase over the last four years. Steve Girdler, Managing Director EMEA at HireRight, comments: “With slower growth forecast in 2015 than last year and the uncertainty a general election can create in the market, it is unsurprising that we have seen an increase in […]

Increase in errors on job applications since 2011!

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More than a third (36 per cent) of applications contain errors about employment history, while in nearly three in ten (30 per cent) applications claims about professional qualifications and memberships are wrong. Click here to read the full article in Onrec. HireRightHireRight is here to help guide you through the biggest screening challenges so you […]

Saving Private Ryan, on Social Media

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The ubiquitous use of social media in recruitment involves candidates, human resource departments and recruiters finding themselves having to adapt to new realities. The disruptive influence of social media on the recruitment industry is clear to see. Click here to read the article on SHRM by Ed Hickey Managing Director for Asia Pacific of HireRight   […]