How a previous bankruptcy can affect employment

Being declared bankrupt doesn’t necessarily mean that people can’t continue their career, but it might affect which industry or sector they can work in and the type of work they can do.

How being convicted of fraud can make getting a job harder

A fraud conviction can result from any kind of false representation, abuse of position or causing loss to someone else, in order to make a gain for either yourself or someone else. Fraud can range from lying on your CV through to embezzlement and everything in between, and it can affect your future job prospects.

New year, new processes: why keeping your screening processes current is paramount

Carrying out comprehensive background screening is important to help avoid employing unsuitable candidates who won’t add value to your workforce. In addition, screening can aid in identifying criminal elements which might pose a risk to your business, your employees or customers. Pre-employment background checks are a critical part of the recruitment process and most companies now carry out screening as part of their standard employment procedures.

New immigration rules announced

The government has published a white paper outlining the new immigration system that will take effect once the UK leaves the European Union. These new rules put an emphasis on skills rather than country of origin, and are designed to end free movement and to bring net migration down to a sustainable level.

The key principles of a robust recruitment strategy

Having an effective recruitment strategy goes further than simply advertising in the right places. Ensuring that any candidates you shortlist are not only capable of carrying out the role you are hiring for but are also going to be profitable for the time they will be working for you is key.

GDPR What happens now?

The General Data Protection Regulation came into effect on 25th May 2018 and it caused a media frenzy, as well as increased anxiety for companies across all industries and sectors. Hardly surprising, considering that companies can expect to pay a maximum fine of €20 million or 4% of their global turnover should they be found to be non-compliant.

The dangers of hiring Christmas temps

With increased customer demands and regular staff taking more annual leave, the festive period can be a difficult time for employers. Requiring more staff, many businesses turn to hiring temporary workers to make up the shortfall.

Background checks at the highest level – what do they look for?

When hiring for high level positions, companies need to be sure that they are making the right decision. A bad hire can cost a company up to three or four times the hires annual salary, and when you are recruiting for a director or senior manager, this can pose a significant financial risk.

What causes candidates to lie on their CVs?

Lying on CV’s and in job interviews to secure a position is fraud. But a recent survey from independent job board CV Library has found that 92.5% of the British workforce have lied on their CV, with 71.6% of those admitting that they were hired because of the lie. CV Library’s survey of 1,000 UK workers researched the willingness of professionals to lie to a potential employer to secure a job, and found that many people were happy to take the risk.

Comparing Background Check Practices Around the World

Background checking as a company in the global economy can be challenging. While pre-employment screening is common and legal in most countries, practices can vary from country to country based on cultural norms or government legislation.

International criminal records checks - We literally wrote the rulebook!

Earlier this year, Security Watchdog teamed up with the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI) to create a document which would provide guidance to businesses on how to obtain criminal records disclosure in 64 countries across the world. The resulting report aims to assist both applicants seeking work in the UK, and companies looking to employ overseas candidates.

5 biggest screening questions from HR professionals

Pre-employment screening can be a daunting process, whether you are a new employer looking to hire a new round of employees or a large company wading through thousands of applications.

How Right to Work training can help your business

Creating a profitable and successful business has as much to with saving money as it does a healthy bottom line. The risks from the cost and fallout of litigation, failure to comply with legislation and poor judgement can very quickly spell the end of a business altogether.