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 […]

CIFAS report fraudulent employment applications at record high

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In the first half of 2014, over half of all the confirmed frauds (63%) recorded to the CIFAS Internal Fraud Database were Employment Application Frauds: frauds where job applicants have made serious fraudulent declarations about employment history, qualifications, criminal records and so on. This is in keeping with the trends recorded during the previous year […]

SME Masterclass: How to handle a pay rise request from an employee

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How should you handle a pay rise request? Becky Mossman, HireRight’s HR Director – EMEA and APAC, gives her views in the Telegraph 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 […]

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 […]