Video presentation: Steve Girdler, Managing Director EMEA, HireRight

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‘What’s at stake? Executives and your corporate reputation’. Steve Girdler, Managing Director EMEA at HireRight, discusses the importance of entrusting your business’s reputation to the correct leadership at the CIFAS Staff Fraudscape breakfast briefing earlier this month. To watch the full presentation click here HireRightHireRight is here to help guide you through the biggest screening […]

Cross border recruitment checks inadequate in many UK businesses, according to HireRight

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• 2 out of 5 not confident their business adequately background screens job candidates from other countries. • More than half of CVs contained errors, according to HireRight’s latest Candidate Health Check research. • Level of ‘lies’ on applications falls thanks to improvement in job market. More than one third (39 per cent) of UK organisations do not […]

Rise in insider frauds leaves organisations vulnerable warns CIFAS

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Written by Richard Hurley, Communications Manager, CIFAS – The UK’s Fraud Prevention Service Analysis of frauds recorded on the CIFAS Internal Fraud Database reveals another sharp increase in the level of staff fraud during 2013 (when compared with 2012). Within this increase, however, several interesting variations have been spotted: There was an 18% rise in […]

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 […]

Internal fraud threats is no different from external fraud threats.

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Written by Richard Hurley, Communications Manager, CIFAS – The UK’s Fraud Prevention Service The frauds recorded to the CIFAS Staff/Internal Fraud Database in 2013 help to underline not only what insider threats have occurred, but where the real vulnerabilities lie. Fundamentally, of course, vulnerability is something that will always be tied up with risk: and […]

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 […]