While criminal background checks are not mandatory for everyone working in a charity setting, DBS checking is a legal requirement for all roles involving work with young people and vulnerable adults.
With over 1.4 million people working for the NHS alone, health and social care is one of the largest employment sectors in the UK. Criminality checking is therefore imperative to ensure not only the safety of patients, but also to adhere to government regulations.
The BBC has today reported that the Trump Administration wants to start collecting social media history on all Visa applicants entering the US.
Criminal background checks are imperative for anyone working in childcare to ensure the safety of all children. This includes school staff as well as childcare providers outside of a school setting, including childminders and children’s home providers.
Employment screening is getting increasingly complicated. More data about candidates is available than ever before, and regular changes to data privacy laws make the to-do list of HR managers longer and more extensive.
With GDPR just around the corner, it is important that businesses prepare for the changes.
On 25th May 2018, the new GDPR will introduce specific legislation regarding the processing of children’s data. The Information Commissioners Office (ICO) have published their draft guidance on children in the GDPR and is now seeking comments.
With the deadline to achieve compliance fast approaching, the GDPR is going to present a number of opportunities and challenges to businesses. One potential loophole however, could prove to be a massive risk to companies following the implementation of the GDPR on the 25th May.
A BBC radio 4 programme has exposed a huge global trade in fake qualifications from so called “diploma mills” and fake organisations, which are misleading recruiters and putting unqualified people in positions of responsibility and power.
Conflicting data privacy laws are causing problems between Microsoft Ireland and the US Supreme court.