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 […]

What Should You Consider Screening?

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With so many choices of screening available and regulations to adhere to, it can be difficult to make sure you are screening everything you need. Our latest research discovered that more companies in EMEA are carrying out screening, doing so more often and in greater depth. But what exactly are they checking potential employees for? […]

5 Biggest Screening Concerns of 2017

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HR professionals are under increasing pressure year on year, helping businesses grow through correct recruitment, whilst simultaneously enhancing the culture of the business – time is precious. Unsurprisingly, our latest research emphasises this point, with ‘reducing time to hire’ once again the top screening concern in the HR industry. 55% of those surveyed recognised this […]

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, […]

Quick Guide to Attracting and Keeping the Best Talent

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Bringing in a new employee can be a costly and time consuming activity for any organisation, which is why many HR departments are concerned with retaining their best employees. But how can you ensure you attract, and keep, the very best? How to Attract Qualified Candidates: Know what you want Are you directly replacing a […]

3 Tips to Avoid a Bad Hire

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There have been many famous cases of employees being found to not have the qualifications or experience they claim and often when this is discovered, the harm has already been done to the business. With the cost of hiring, on-boarding and training new employees not getting cheaper, it’s important that the time and effort that […]

6 Tips for Conducting Executive Screening

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Executive hiring presents its own challenges for any company. Unlike regular employees they will have unique professional histories and higher expectations in the hiring process. The role they enter is also significantly different to a regular employer, resulting in the need for a more thorough background check. Due to the unique demands of screening executives, […]

Top 5 Tips to Create a Great Candidate Experience

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You’ve decided it’s time to look at your candidate experience, but have no idea where to start, or what you could do to improve it. With the rise of social media, it’s more important than ever. Negative experiences can be shared quickly to wide audience, and before long your reputation can take a hit. So […]