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Remote Recruiting – ‘Blind’ Hiring vs. the Personal Touch

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Would you hire someone you’ve never met in person? Of course, it’s not uncommon, given how internationally-mobile the modern workforce has become when interviewing candidates relocating from other countries. But today it’s becoming a reality for most businesses as social distancing makes face-to-face interviews impossible. This could either be a barrier or a benefit to […]

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What Does IR35 Mean for Background Screening?

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UPDATE: Since this article was first published, the UK Government has announced that it is suspending the implementation of IR35 for 12 months due to the outbreak of COVID-19. However, the steps to be taken to prepare for IR35 remain the same, as are the things to think about when screening your extended workforce.   When […]

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Fake Degrees, False References, and CV Lies Revealed

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Many organisations already view background checks as an essential part of their recruitment process, allowing them to verify their candidates’ credentials and hire with confidence. Yet stories can still often be found in the press where companies are being caught out by individuals that have lied on their CVs, faked references, and falsified qualifications. To […]

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International Screening Post-GDPR – Your Questions Answered

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“Post-GDPR we have started to see some education institutions and prior employers declining to respond to requests for information. Have you seen this trend?” Yes, in some jurisdictions we are seeing some sources reluctant to verify information directly. This is not least due to some guidance coming from regulators (Supervisory Authorities) that may be making […]

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Social Media Screening – Your Questions Answered

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“I am not sure what ‘social media screening’ means. Is it legal to screen social media accounts of an employee or candidate?” What counts as social media (for the purposes of social media screening)? This means any social media platform such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or even blogs. This should be distinguished from a profile […]