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 […]

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 […]