6 Tips to Meet the Unique Challenges of Executive Background Screening

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While most companies have developed some type of employment background screening program for individual contributors, managers, directors and even temporary employees, many have not developed a well thought out process for screening executives. However, this is one of the most critical groups of employees to screen. An executive with a history of negligent behavior and […]

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 […]

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 […]

Positive end to 2012 as recruitment rises and application irregularities fall

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2012 closed on a positive note with analysis of HireRight’s EMEA screenings in December 2012 showing hiring rates 16.25% up compared with the same period in 2011. There was also some respite from the trend of increasing irregularities in pre-employment screening checks – the final quarter of 2012 found the number of applications containing at least […]

Are temporary staff putting you at risk?

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Temporary workforce remains a weakness in the screening program for many employers Temporary workers may fuel much of the predicted recruitment growth for 2013 as employers remain under pressure to keep short-term costs down. The Recruitment and Employment Confederation’s (REC) JobsOutlook reports that 88% of UK employers plan to increase or maintain their temporary staff […]

European Law

Europe debates Data Protection Reform

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Neal Cohen and Ashley Winton of White & Case, an international law firm with one of the largest and most experienced data protection and privacy practices in the world, deliver a briefing note on the General Data Protection Regulation as it applies to employment and the workplace. Read the full White & Case briefing Debbie HatfieldHatfield123More […]