HireRight white paper: Effective use of criminal record checks

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80% of recruiters consider criminal record checks to be critical or very important to their recruitment process and there has been remarkable growth in the number of criminal record checks being conducted in the UK, and indeed around the world. When the routine checks were first introduced in Britain in 1986, the Home Office anticipated […]

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Applicants are more honest in a buoyant job market

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As 2013 draws to a close, employers have reasons to be positive. The Reed Job Index for November reported job opportunities to be at a five-year high with more vacancies on the Reed site than at any time since September 2008. Growth is being seen across all industry sectors and all regions in the UK.  […]

Beware recruitment risks as you reinvest in talent

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Steve Girdler, Managing Director EMEA, HireRight comments: “There is a feeling of cautious optimism in the business press regarding the global economic outlook but improvement is still patchy. In the UK, output grew by 0.8% between July and September, the best quarterly performance since 2010 and following a 0.7% growth between April and June. However, […]

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Education anomalies at an all-time high

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The exaggeration and falsification of academic qualifications is rife and the media has recently brought to our attention a number of high-profile individuals building a career on fictitious qualifications. Elizabeth O’Bagy, a prominent scholar celebrated by US media and referenced by US Senators in congressional hearings, lied about earning a Ph. D, and lawyer Thomas […]

Come and see us at the CIPD Annual Conference and Exhibition

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CIPD Annual Conference and Exhibition, 6th-7th November, Manchester Central. Visit HireRight on stand 688 to meet our background screening consultants who can share their expert knowledge and make best practice recommendations for your candidate and employee due diligence. We will also be unveiling our latest research findings and giving you a chance to win an iPad […]

Lawyer suspended after fabricating CV

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The UK media has widely reported the case of Thomas O’Riordan, a high-flying lawyer suspended last week after it was uncovered that his glittering CV was filled with lies, including claiming five degrees he had not been awarded. Read the full article in The Daily Telegraph. The exaggeration and falsification of his academic and professional […]

5 Reasons employers may not be performing global background checks

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In a recent industry survey, nearly a third of employers reported that they do not verify the education or experience of their candidates who have lived, worked, or studied in other countries. This trend persists despite a growing trend of more organisations hiring people with foreign backgrounds. While employers may have diverse reasons for not background screening […]

Prominent scholar fired for lying about a Ph.D.

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CNN reported this week that a lie about earning a Ph.D. cost a Syria expert her job as an analyst days after her op-ed in the Wall Street Journal was cited by Secretary of State John Kerry and Senator John McCain in congressional hearings about possible U.S. military action in the war-torn country. Elizabeth O’Bagy, […]

Romanians and Bulgarians working in UK up 26%

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The BBC have reported today that “The number of Romanians and Bulgarians working in the UK rose by a quarter in three months, according to official figures. The Office for National Statistics said 141,000 were employed from April to June compared with 112,000 in the previous three months, up nearly 26%. Temporary restrictions on the […]