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New Year (Adequacy) Resolutions…..A Brexit Update

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As is traditional at this time of year, declarations and plans for the future are made…the EU Commission is no exception to this. On 10th January 2020, the Council Working Party (Article 50) published slides for presentational and information purposes concerning the topic of the “ruling of adequacy” to make the UK a safe place […]

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Tackling the Human Risks Following a Merger or Acquisition

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If your company is in the midst of a merger or a takeover, many unknowns may still remain. It’s therefore important to ensure that unexpected people risks aren’t lurking under the surface with the existing workforce. Whilst the cultural integration of employees and potential conflict with new management are often major concerns following a merger, […]

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International Screening Post-GDPR – Your Questions Answered

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“Post-GDPR we have started to see some education institutions and prior employers declining to respond to requests for information. Have you seen this trend?” Yes, in some jurisdictions we are seeing some sources reluctant to verify information directly. This is not least due to some guidance coming from regulators (Supervisory Authorities) that may be making […]

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Why Choose an External Background Screening Provider?

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Global unemployment rates are currently at an all-time historic low of 5.5%, with notable decreases in the UK and US year-on-year since 2010.[1] With fewer people unemployed, companies are finding it more difficult to recruit and are having to widen the pool of candidates they would typically choose from. Some applicants are requiring a more […]

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Social Media Screening – Your Questions Answered

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“I am not sure what ‘social media screening’ means. Is it legal to screen social media accounts of an employee or candidate?” What counts as social media (for the purposes of social media screening)? This means any social media platform such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or even blogs. This should be distinguished from a profile […]