HireRight white paper: Effective use of criminal record checks

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80% of recruiters consider criminal record checks to be critical or very important to their recruitment process and there has been remarkable growth in the number of criminal record checks being conducted in the UK, and indeed around the world. When the routine checks were first introduced in Britain in 1986, the Home Office anticipated […]

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Applicants are more honest in a buoyant job market

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As 2013 draws to a close, employers have reasons to be positive. The Reed Job Index for November reported job opportunities to be at a five-year high with more vacancies on the Reed site than at any time since September 2008. Growth is being seen across all industry sectors and all regions in the UK.  […]

The continuing rise of Employment Application Frauds.

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Written by Sophie Keen, Staff Fraud Recruitment Manager – CIFAS – The UK’s Fraud Prevention Service Since the last HireRight blog post written by Arjun Medhi, employment application frauds reported to the CIFAS Staff Fraud Database have continued to rise. An employment application fraud is categorised by CIFAS as when a job applicant has knowingly […]

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, […]

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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 […]

5 Reasons employers may not be performing global background checks

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In a recent industry survey, nearly a third of employers reported that they do not verify the education or experience of their candidates who have lived, worked, or studied in other countries. This trend persists despite a growing trend of more organisations hiring people with foreign backgrounds. While employers may have diverse reasons for not background screening […]