Fraudulent job applications still prevalent warns Hireright

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Recent figures from HireRight showed more than half (52%) of successful job applications contained some form of error or discrepancy, most frequently relating to education or employment history.  However almost a third (32%) were found in professional qualifications and memberships, proving this area to be particularly vulnerable to lies and embellishments. HireRightHireRight is here to […]

Check them out before they check in

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Who are you hiring and for what security and risk-specific roles?  Most organisations need to check their workforce from top to bottom, so perhaps it’s time to review your background screening procedures for employees.  Steve Girdler outlines how that process should be conducted. Read the full article in this month’s Risk UK magazine HireRightHireRight is […]

FAQs on checking employees’ right to work in the UK

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How to avoid a £20,000 fine for employing illegal workers Employers have a legal duty to prevent illegal working in the UK and avoid unlawful discrimination while doing so. The implications of not checking employees’ right to work can not only be costly and damaging to an organisation’s professional reputation but may also disqualify the […]

Soapbox: SMEs should be wary of using social media to check out potential employees, says Steve Girdler

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Using personal information as a basis for hiring someone could badly backfire, warned the EMEA managing director for HireRight. SMEs should be wary of relying on social media for recruitment because there is no way of verifying the information they learn, says Steve Girdler, EMEA managing director for HireRight, a recruitment screening company. He said: […]