EU General Data Protection Regulation: one small step for privacy, or a giant leap?

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In our blog post of 16 January 2015 HireRight reported on the progress of the EU data privacy reforms.  Excitingly, the Council of the European Union (“Council”) met their self-declared deadline of agreeing a general approach on the General Data Protection Regulation (“Regulation”) and announced on 15 June 2015 that “we have moved a great […]

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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   […]

From Top to Bottom: Why screening due diligence pays

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Steve Girdler, Managing Director EMEA, talks to the Business Reporter on the importance of background screening. HireRightHireRight is here to help guide you through the biggest screening challenges so you can focus on what’s important to you; attracting top talent. HireRight provides employment background screening services to organisations of any size, in every industry, and […]

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UK Financial Regulation Changes – update

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On the 16th March the FCA released a press release confirming their plans for changes to the regulation framework in the UK. The key points are: • These are “near-final rules”, the full details regarding the framework and transition will be published in spring/summer of 2015 with implementation scheduled for March 2016 • Senior Managers […]

EU Reform: the one stop shop…

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On 13 March 2015 during a press conference, the Latvian Presidency of the Council announced that agreement has been reached on a partial general approach in respect to the one stop shop mechanism as well as on the data protection principles, as part of on-going discussions on the draft General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). What […]