Cross border recruitment checks inadequate in many UK businesses, according to HireRight

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• 2 out of 5 not confident their business adequately background screens job candidates from other countries. • More than half of CVs contained errors, according to HireRight’s latest Candidate Health Check research. • Level of ‘lies’ on applications falls thanks to improvement in job market. More than one third (39 per cent) of UK organisations do not […]

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Applicants are more honest in a buoyant job market

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As 2013 draws to a close, employers have reasons to be positive. The Reed Job Index for November reported job opportunities to be at a five-year high with more vacancies on the Reed site than at any time since September 2008. Growth is being seen across all industry sectors and all regions in the UK.  […]

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Education anomalies at an all-time high

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The exaggeration and falsification of academic qualifications is rife and the media has recently brought to our attention a number of high-profile individuals building a career on fictitious qualifications. Elizabeth O’Bagy, a prominent scholar celebrated by US media and referenced by US Senators in congressional hearings, lied about earning a Ph. D, and lawyer Thomas […]