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Time to re-examine reliance on criminal record checks

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 Many UK businesses use criminal record checks as the final seal of approval in the recruitment process, using it to verify the character and suitability of a job applicant. However, the law change on 10th March 2014 reducing rehabilitation periods for many offences should prompt HR departments and boards to re-examine their approach. Now is the time to […]

6 Tips to Meet the Unique Challenges of Executive Background Screening

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While most companies have developed some type of employment background screening program for individual contributors, managers, directors and even temporary employees, many have not developed a well thought out process for screening executives. However, this is one of the most critical groups of employees to screen. An executive with a history of negligent behavior and […]

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The Road to Talent [Infographic]

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As a recruiter, do you ever wonder where all the great candidates are and why they’re not knocking down your door to apply for open positions? Or, if you do have a great candidate, why are they turning down your offer? After all, your organisation has likely made significant effort in making sure that your […]

Important changes to UK criminal record checking – reduction in rehabilitation period

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Significant changes to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, the piece of legislation which controls UK Criminal Record Checking, come into effect on Monday 10th March 2014. Rehabilitation periods will be substantially reduced, meaning convictions will become spent far more quickly and no longer appear on a basic disclosure certificate. The legislative change is part […]

HireRight Infographic: Lost In Translation

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Facts on background screening UK and international candidates 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 nearly anywhere.More Posts Follow Me:

Cross border recruitment checks inadequate in many UK businesses, according to HireRight

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• 2 out of 5 not confident their business adequately background screens job candidates from other countries. • More than half of CVs contained errors, according to HireRight’s latest Candidate Health Check research. • Level of ‘lies’ on applications falls thanks to improvement in job market. More than one third (39 per cent) of UK organisations do not […]

Rise in insider frauds leaves organisations vulnerable warns CIFAS

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Written by Richard Hurley, Communications Manager, CIFAS – The UK’s Fraud Prevention Service Analysis of frauds recorded on the CIFAS Internal Fraud Database reveals another sharp increase in the level of staff fraud during 2013 (when compared with 2012). Within this increase, however, several interesting variations have been spotted: There was an 18% rise in […]

HireRight Appoints New Managing Director in APAC

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HireRight, a leading provider of global employment screening has appointed Ed Hickey as managing director of APAC. In his new role, Hickey will manage and support HireRight’s business with a strong and growing client base throughout the region and employees in India, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore and the Philippines. HireRight background screening services help organizations around […]