Trouble at the top: new findings from HireRight (infographic)

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With reputation becoming an increasingly significant economic force and necessary differentiator to attract customers and clients, HireRight spoke to 140 HR leaders in the UK’s largest organisations to investigate whether they are aware of the risks of failing to carry out appropriate leadership due diligence.  Read the full report here: The Untouchables: Protecting your organisation from leadership […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

Education, Education, Education: Schooling Claims Overtake Employment as Top CV ‘Lie’

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Two in five job applications contain false information about educational achievements. Latest HireRight Candidate Health Check reveals more than half of CVs contain one or more errors. Almost one-third of applications now contain false professional qualifications and membership claims. Jobseekers are more likely to include inaccurate details about their education history than any other aspect […]

Free Event: Fraudscape Breakfast Briefing 8 April 2014

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HireRight is pleased to be hosting the launch of this year’s CIFAS Fraudscape report in relation to internal fraud. The event will be free to attend and will take place at Prospero House (near Borough tube station) in London on Tuesday 8 April 2014, 8.30-10.30am. This report is an annual analysis of the confirmed frauds recorded to […]

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 […]