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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 […]

6 Tips to Meet the Unique Challenges of Executive Background Screening

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While most companies have developed some type of employment background screening program for individual contributors, managers, directors and even temporary employees, many have not developed a well thought out process for screening executives. However, this is one of the most critical groups of employees to screen. An executive with a history of negligent behavior and […]

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The Road to Talent [Infographic]

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As a recruiter, do you ever wonder where all the great candidates are and why they’re not knocking down your door to apply for open positions? Or, if you do have a great candidate, why are they turning down your offer? After all, your organisation has likely made significant effort in making sure that your […]

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 […]