Pharmaceuticals is a highly competitive industry, with staff having access to sensitive and confidential information, the latest research, as well as potentially dangerous medication. Therefore, it is imperative that all candidates are subject to a full criminal records check to ensure that the right hiring decisions are made.
With 100,000 registered social workers in the UK who have access to children and vulnerable people, it is a legal obligation that all those working in social services have a full criminal background check to meet safeguarding requirements and ensure the ongoing safety of vulnerable people accessing social services.
As the use of social media vetting continues to sweep through the pre-employment screening industry, it is beginning to feel like the entire world is snooping through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and even LinkedIn looking for the slightest hint of wrongdoing to help narrow down their short list of candidates.
With the UK sport industry worth around £23 billion and being responsible for nearly a million jobs, it is imperative that those working, volunteering or representing the industry can be trusted to create a fun, educational and safe environment for all those involved.
From the 4th June Capita are running this year’s Green Week to coincide with the United Nation’s World Environment Day (5 June) – an international day that encourages us all to do something to take care of the Earth. The environment may seem like a big problem; climate change, growing population, resource scarcity and pollution.
With the popularity of online shopping at an all-time high, the number of delivery drivers on the road just keeps rising. Organisations looking to hire new logistics staff need to be vigilant to avoid making bad hiring decisions which could have an adverse effect on their business.
On the 23rd May 2018, the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill received Royal Assent, becoming an Act of Parliament under the name of the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018.
The text outlines the problems potentially faced by youngsters who, having had their early years documented and shared on social media by enthusiastic yet naïve parents, must then advance into adulthood with an unknown amount of private information about them already freely available in the public domain – published without their consent.
On the 23rd May 2018, the long-awaited replacement to the United Kingdom’s data protection legislation received Royal Assent and completed its journey through Parliament. The Data Protection Act 2018 as it is now known, will be formally implemented on the 25th May 2018 – coinciding with the Europe-wide implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Working in the legal industry is a position of trust and employers must ensure that prospective candidates are reliable and honest. There are also stringent regulations surrounding certain positions which means that criminality checking is not only recommended, it is a legal requirement.
The BBC has gone undercover to investigate the illegal trade of EU passports in Turkey. The passports on sale have been bought from refugees who have decided to leave Europe.
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There are currently around 55,000 fostering families in the UK and, according to the Foster Network, around 30,000 children go into care each year.
Due diligence is the investigation of a potential investment or individual to confirm that all facts, financial records, adverse media or anything else that may be relevant are present before making a commitment to any business relationship.
Security Watchdog is pleased to announce the launch of the Criminal Records Trade Body (CRTB).
This group, founded by Security Watchdog and other industry leaders, will form a committee within the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) the 880-member strong organisation dedicated to the promotion of ethics and performance standards across the screening industry.
The man hired to run the Student Loans Company was appointed against officials' advice and without having his references checked, a report says.
Criminality checking for those working in the educational sector is crucial to ensure the safety of children and staff. According to gov.uk, some 3450 of the 280,000 teachers and teaching assistants who applied for a DBS check during the year 2015/2016 were found to have convictions which may affect their ability to safely work around children. And recent news stories have reiterated the need for extensive screening when employing those who will be around the vulnerable.
As the scandal around the Windrush generation continues to unfold, it has been suggested that one method of preventing similar issues in the future is the reintroduction of national identity cards.
Full criminal background checks must be considered a necessity when hiring for positions within the financial services industry, and certain checks are mandatory in the UK to comply with FCA guidelines.
With 4.75 million self-employed in the UK, contractors make up a huge portion of the UK’s workforce. But while HR departments usually go to great lengths to check the backgrounds of permanent hires, contractors often slip through the net, leaving clients, employees and businesses vulnerable to unsuitable and potentially unsafe workers.