CIPD report employment set to rise despite stalling economic growth

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The latest Labour Market Outlook winter 2012-13 report, published by the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD) and SuccessFactors, suggests that employment may continue to grow during the first quarter of 2013 despite a backdrop of stalling economic growth. The report explores a number of reasons for this ‘jobs enigma’, and also looks at […]

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 […]