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 […]

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 […]

Some more evidence to invest in the first line of defence

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Employment application fraud is the number one insider threat to organisations, representing 48% of all the staff fraud cases reported to the CIFAS Staff Fraud Database during the first six months of 2013.  written by Arjun Medhi, Staff Fraud Operations Manager, CIFAS – The UK’s Fraud Prevention Service In my previous HireRight blog post, I […]

Banking Commission propose regular monitoring of senior executives.

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The Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards had made a recommendation to replace the Approved Person’s Vetting Regime with a Senior Person’s Regime which would include regular monitoring of the most senior bankers. In place of a one-off judgement of suitability on appointment, regulators would require on-going monitoring and executives would be held accountable for failure […]