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Steps to GDPR Compliance: Data Mapping

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Step 2 – Data Mapping Follow the yellow brick road Why data map Data mapping should be a key element in any organisation’s compliance strategy, including any pre-employment screening policy. The prospective employer (data controller) can face questions from its candidate base about where their personal data is being sent and how it is used. […]

Financial Services Screening – Where do you stand?

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2016 was a tumultuous year for financial services and screening. New regulations meant more scrutiny on employees, particularly those in senior positions. Since the stricter regulations have come into force, the background screening process has been in the spotlight. Re-screening is now a requirement at certain levels, new conduct rules have to be adhered to, […]

Internal and External Threats – Is There a Difference?

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Risk is something that every business must handle, with most focusing on external threats, such as computer hackers. But are the risks from the inside any different? And if not, are they being under-appreciated? Internal threats are no different to external threats The CIFAS Employee Fraudscape 2016 Report reveals just how prevalent internal fraud is […]

What Should You Consider Screening?

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With so many choices of screening available and regulations to adhere to, it can be difficult to make sure you are screening everything you need. Our latest research discovered that more companies in EMEA are carrying out screening, doing so more often and in greater depth. But what exactly are they checking potential employees for? […]

5 Biggest Screening Concerns of 2017

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HR professionals are under increasing pressure year on year, helping businesses grow through correct recruitment, whilst simultaneously enhancing the culture of the business – time is precious. Unsurprisingly, our latest research emphasises this point, with ‘reducing time to hire’ once again the top screening concern in the HR industry. 55% of those surveyed recognised this […]

The Impact of Impending Brexit on Background Screening

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In June 2016, when Britain voted to leave the EU, everyone wanted to know what that would mean for them both in their personal life, and in their career. Background screening is no different and with so much still unknown, predicting life post-Brexit is still a challenge for all industries. But we asked senior HR […]

2017 EMEA Employment Screening Benchmark Report

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Our latest research into the challenges and trends in background screening is now available. This year’s report shows that the same issues are still concerning HR teams, however there are new and immediate challenges that must be addressed. The key theme of our 2017 report seems to be ‘uncertainty’. With political shifts around the globe, […]

Reasons for Re-screening

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Re-screening current employees is still something that many businesses do not recognise as a key component to a solid and reliable background check program. Our 2016 EMEA Employee Screening Benchmark Report revealed that 71% of companies don’t even re-screen when an employee is promoted or changes roles. It is quite possible that someone may have […]

How to Improve Your Onboarding Process

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You’ve found the best candidate, they passed their screening and they’ve accepted the job, great! But your work doesn’t stop there. Now it’s all about the onboarding process, and making sure their first day is one to remember. As The Forum of In House Recruiters point out, first impressions count, and your onboarding strategy may […]