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, […]

Education

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 […]

Kroll Global Fraud Report finds growing insider threat

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According to the 2013/14 Kroll Global Fraud Report, recently published by HireRight’s sister company, 72 per cent of companies have been hit by fraud led by at least one insider, up from 67 per cent last year. Of those victims of fraud, 32 per cent had suffered at least one crime where the main perpetrator […]

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 […]

HireRight sponsors Candidate Experience Awards

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HireRight is delighted to sponsor the 2013 North American and United Kingdom Candidate Experience Awards (CandE Awards) for a third consecutive year. The annual CandE Awards and benchmarking program provides a way for organisations of all shapes and sizes to gain independent authoritative feedback on their recruitment process and candidate relationships. Entry for the 2013 […]

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 […]

ID check discrepancies at an all-time high.

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The trend of increasing discrepancies in background screenings continues to rise for a 2nd consecutive quarter with 60% of screenings undertaken by HireRight in EMEA during Q2 2013 containing at least one inaccuracy or lie. Q2 2013 also revealed all-time highs in the discrepancy rate on professional membership and qualification verifications (35% of these checks […]