Saving Private Ryan, on Social Media

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The ubiquitous use of social media in recruitment involves candidates, human resource departments and recruiters finding themselves having to adapt to new realities. The disruptive influence of social media on the recruitment industry is clear to see. Click here to read the article on SHRM by Ed Hickey Managing Director for Asia Pacific of HireRight   […]

From Top to Bottom: Why screening due diligence pays

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Steve Girdler, Managing Director EMEA, talks to the Business Reporter on the importance of background screening. HireRightHireRight is here to help guide you through the biggest screening challenges so you can focus on what’s important to you; attracting top talent. HireRight provides employment background screening services to organisations of any size, in every industry, and […]

Bulletin: Legal & Compliance – Singapore: how to notify individuals of the purposes of collection, use and disclosure of personal data

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Since the Personal Data Protection Act 2012 (“PDPA”) came into force the principle of “notification” of individuals has been enshrined in the law.  However, the PDPA remained silent on how an organisation should achieve compliance. On September 11 2014 the Personal Data Protection Commission (“PDPC”) issued a “Guide to Notification” for organisations to follow in […]

To be Global, Act Local

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Driven by a number of factors, such as the economic growth, increasing globalisation and fierce competition for talent, global recruitment and talent attraction will continue to be a key focus for many employers in 2015 and beyond. Employers interested in expanding their business beyond their national borders, or to hire talent from abroad must be […]

Best practices and practical solutions to the global background check conundrum

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In a 2012 KPMG survey, 75% of American executives said they were expanding globally and 70% explicitly stated that they planned to expand their international employee base. For such multinationals, the dynamic and global workforce offers a unique opportunity to hire high-caliber talent. However, for the recruiters who must source global candidates, the myriad of […]

How will the proposed UK Financial Regulation changes impact recruitment and monitoring of staff?

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The recent Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standard’s (PCBS) review of the UK banking sector, made a number of recommendations for changes to the regulatory structure. The FCA and PRA then published their proposed changes, the consultation for which closed on 31st October 2014. On the 17th November 2014, the PCBS responded to the proposals, requesting […]

Background screening discrepancy rates at highest point since Q3 2013 (infographic)

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Overall, discrepancy rates in background screening have risen steadily throughout 2014, with more than half of the screenings undertaken by HireRight in EMEA and APAC between July and September containing a lie or inaccuracy. This rate is at its highest point for over a year (Q3 2013).     HireRightHireRight is here to help guide you through […]

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 […]

Soapbox: SMEs should be wary of using social media to check out potential employees, says Steve Girdler

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Using personal information as a basis for hiring someone could badly backfire, warned the EMEA managing director for HireRight. SMEs should be wary of relying on social media for recruitment because there is no way of verifying the information they learn, says Steve Girdler, EMEA managing director for HireRight, a recruitment screening company. He said: […]