Positive end to 2012 as recruitment rises and application irregularities fall

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2012 closed on a positive note with analysis of HireRight’s EMEA screenings in December 2012 showing hiring rates 16.25% up compared with the same period in 2011. There was also some respite from the trend of increasing irregularities in pre-employment screening checks – the final quarter of 2012 found the number of applications containing at least […]

CRIMINAL RECORD CHECK CHANGES: New Standard and Enhanced disclosure application forms

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR STANDARD AND ENHANCED CRIMINAL RECORD CHECK APPLICATIONS On 1st December 2012 the Criminal Records Bureau and Independent Safeguarding Authority merged to become the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The DBS has launched new forms for ALL paper-based Standard and Enhanced disclosures applications, and will cease processing any Standard or Enhanced disclosure applications received […]

Are temporary staff putting you at risk?

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Temporary workforce remains a weakness in the screening program for many employers Temporary workers may fuel much of the predicted recruitment growth for 2013 as employers remain under pressure to keep short-term costs down. The Recruitment and Employment Confederation’s (REC) JobsOutlook reports that 88% of UK employers plan to increase or maintain their temporary staff […]

Could you be employing a fraudster?

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Written by Arjun Medhi, Operations Manager – Staff Fraud, CIFAS – The UK’s Fraud Prevention Service It is interesting, as well as alarming, to note that Members of CIFAS – The UK’s Fraud Prevention Service, reported more staff fraud between June and December 2012 than in the whole of 2011.  The majority of the cases […]

Whistleblowing cases soar by 276 per cent since begining of financial crisis

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Whistleblowing cases reported to the Financial Services Authority have increased by 276 per cent in four years, according to information1 obtained under the Freedom of Information Act by HireRight’s sister company, Kroll Advisory Solutions, the global investigations firm. Kroll found that between June 2011 and May 2012 the FSA received 3,733 contacts to its whistleblowing […]