How do Background Checks Benefit Employees?

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You’ve applied to a great company, aced the interview, and are now on your way to a new job! Suddenly, that same great company wants to check your background to confirm you have all of the skills you listed on your CV and job application, and to ensure you’re not a risk to the workplace […]

2016 HireRight EMEA Employment Screening Benchmark Report

New Research: Trends in Temporary Employee Screening

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Most organisations have a solid process for screening and hiring new permanent staff. But what about temporary workers? Often the same level of diligence does not apply, with our research discovering that only 34% of contract and unpaid workers are screened, and just 19% of volunteers also undergoing checks. It is hard to pinpoint why […]

2016 HireRight EMEA Employment Screening Benchmark Report

Re-Screening Employees, What’s the Benchmark?

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Research from our latest benchmarking survey has revealed the different approaches to re-screening in EMEA. Businesses have to be aware of the threats posed not only by new hires, but also by existing employees. People who rise up through a company may have never been screened at a lower entry level, or things simply may […]

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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 […]

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 […]