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 […]

Risking a criminal record for misusing confidential information

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Employers should ensure employees know the consequences of pilfering sensitive data Employers will always be concerned about employees removing their confidential information, such as client lists or business plans, by using personal email accounts, memory sticks or old fashioned photocopying. Firewalls, password protection and computer use policies can only take an employer so far in […]

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 […]

Facebook remarks that justify a dismissal

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Factors to consider in social media misconduct cases Social media can present issues for employers that they cannot ignore. They need to know what action they can take against employees who commit social media-related misconduct either in the course of their work or in their personal life. Such misconduct can take many forms, from employees […]

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 […]

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 […]

Fraudster gets four years’ jail for swindling £2.9m from recruitment company

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A fraudster who stole £2.9m from creative, digital and media recruitment firm Devonshire Appointments, has been jailed for four years after a hearing in the Old Bailey on Friday [29 August]. Payroll administrator Dennis Harold swindled Devonshire Appointments out of £2.9m between 2007 and 2013 by inventing temporary staff and paying wages into more than […]

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 […]