Top 5 Reasons Why Employers do Background Checks

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Employers generally do not assume that people applying for jobs are lying on their CVs and job applications – quite the contrary. The background check is often a final step taken by employers to help ensure a sound hiring decision and protect them and their employees from a number of potential risks. Job Competence For […]

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 […]

5 Tips for Seasonal Workers: Be Ready for the Rush

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It may still be summer in the UK, but for many in the retail, leisure and hospitality industries, it’s time to create a strategy for hiring seasonal workers for the next busy period, which – say it quietly – is Christmas. Ensuring you get the best candidates in to fulfil the needs of your customers will […]

5 Tips to Prepare for your Background Check

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You’ve applied to a job and had a fantastic interview and now, you have to undergo a background check.  It may seem intimidating and invasive, but in reality, it is generally just a verification or confirmation process of information you have already provided to the employer. It could also include a review of public records […]

What are the challenges in Financial Services in UAE?

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HireRight recently held a roundtable in the Middle East to discuss how global Financial Services regulatory changes may impact the region. The latest whitepaper, “The Big Screen” addresses the outcomes from the discussion, and points to areas that need to be addressed for the region to adopt best practice. The event made it evidently clear […]

The Impact of Global Regulation on UAE Financial Services

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With an increasingly globalised workforce, the talent pool for the UAE’s Financial Services sector is bigger than ever. But with the shadow of the 2008 financial crisis still hanging overhead, the increased level of choice comes with the need for even greater candidate scrutiny. Internationally regulators are raising the bar when it comes to accountability […]

Privacy S.H.I.E.L.D…the latest summer blockbuster

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It has taken two years but on 12 July 2016 the EU Commission finally adopted the adequacy decision on the Privacy Shield, and from 1 August 2016 entities will be able to certify with the US Department of Commerce. From a strategic perspective US companies (or EU companies doing business in the US) will be […]

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 […]