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Five Elements of Fast-Growth Businesses in 2018

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Our 2018 EMEA Employment Background Screening Benchmark Report found that 71% of companies are looking to grow their workforce this year, compared with 57% last year. For those that are growing, many are doing so aggressively, with 30% planning on growing more than 6% in the next 12 months. What is it that sets these fast-growth businesses […]

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Two Weeks To Go Until the GDPR Takes Effect

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With a go-live date of 25th May 2018, it is the final countdown to get your processes in alignment with the new General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”). Whether you are based in or have customers within the European Union, the GDPR will have an impact on the way that you do business. As such many […]

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Steps to GDPR Compliance: Liability

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Step 11 – Liability “You are my Everest” – Scaling the heights of GDPR compliance and navigating GDPR fines Introduction One of the first headline-grabbing pieces of news about the GDPR was the new level of fines that a Supervisory Authority could levy in respect to breach of privacy laws – the equivalent of scaling […]

What were 2017’s Top Business Challenges?

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HireRight’s 2017 EMEA Employment Screening Benchmark Report asked HR professionals from across the region to provide their opinion on the challenges and trends for the year. But what were the most prevalent business challenges HR teams were facing? Once again finding, retaining and developing talent came out on top, with 50% naming it one of […]

The Value of Screening

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Background screening is still a developing concept for many in the EMEA region, yet those who have embraced screening as part of their risk mitigation policy are seeing the benefits and the value of screening. HireRight’s 2017 EMEA Employment Screening Benchmark Report revealed that a staggering 73% of companies who screen had found issues that […]

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How to Decide When, Who and What to Check

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One of the key considerations when beginning the process of background screening is deciding when you will conduct checks, who needs to be checked, and what they need to be checked for. This should be written in policy to ensure that there is a consistent approach to screening, now and in the future. But how […]

What’s the Risk with Temporary Workers?

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According to PWC’s ‘The Future of Work, a Journey to 2022’, there will be a big leap in the proportion of contractors making up the workforce. Hiring temporary staff may be a great way to bring in specialist skills and expertise, but many companies don’t identify the risks associated, often neglecting to screen vendors and […]

Steps to GDPR Compliance: Subject Access Rights

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Step 3 – Subject Access Rights “What you looking at?” Will subject access rights become the Vogue under the GDPR? What changes will there be to the current regime? Based on what we know for now, the GDPR subject access request (“SAR”) process will be similar to that under the current regime. The key changes […]