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 […]

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 […]

Bad Hires – What’s the Risk?

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Hiring the right people is vital to maintain the success of a business, however recruiting a new member of staff can be a risky endeavour. Not only does it take up a lot of time and investment, but getting it wrong can have a serious impact. We take a look at 4 serious implications of […]

Safeguarding Financial Services – A HireRight Case Study

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Identifying and mitigating people risk can be a tricky process for many, particularly those operating on a global scale, or in highly regulated markets such as financial services. Our experienced team help our clients implement reliable, robust, and proportionate screening procedures. We partner with our clients to make sure that their background screening process meets […]

Financial Services Screening – Where do you stand?

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2016 was a tumultuous year for financial services and screening. New regulations meant more scrutiny on employees, particularly those in senior positions. Since the stricter regulations have come into force, the background screening process has been in the spotlight. Re-screening is now a requirement at certain levels, new conduct rules have to be adhered to, […]

Internal and External Threats – Is There a Difference?

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Risk is something that every business must handle, with most focusing on external threats, such as computer hackers. But are the risks from the inside any different? And if not, are they being under-appreciated? Internal threats are no different to external threats The CIFAS Employee Fraudscape 2016 Report reveals just how prevalent internal fraud is […]

The Impact of Impending Brexit on Background Screening

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In June 2016, when Britain voted to leave the EU, everyone wanted to know what that would mean for them both in their personal life, and in their career. Background screening is no different and with so much still unknown, predicting life post-Brexit is still a challenge for all industries. But we asked senior HR […]

2017 EMEA Employment Screening Benchmark Report

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Our latest research into the challenges and trends in background screening is now available. This year’s report shows that the same issues are still concerning HR teams, however there are new and immediate challenges that must be addressed. The key theme of our 2017 report seems to be ‘uncertainty’. With political shifts around the globe, […]