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Time to re-examine reliance on criminal record checks

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 Many UK businesses use criminal record checks as the final seal of approval in the recruitment process, using it to verify the character and suitability of a job applicant. However, the law change on 10th March 2014 reducing rehabilitation periods for many offences should prompt HR departments and boards to re-examine their approach. Now is the time to […]

Important changes to UK criminal record checking – reduction in rehabilitation period

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Significant changes to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, the piece of legislation which controls UK Criminal Record Checking, come into effect on Monday 10th March 2014. Rehabilitation periods will be substantially reduced, meaning convictions will become spent far more quickly and no longer appear on a basic disclosure certificate. The legislative change is part […]

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 […]