Staff turnover is expensive. It can cost 30-400% of an employee’s salary in interviewing, training and lost productivity, which is why companies should always be looking at ways to retain high quality talent.
The transition period for The Insurance Distribution Directive (IDD) which passed into national law in July 2018 will end on the 1st October 2018 meaning that all insurance distributors will need to ensure that they are familiar with the new rules and are compliant before this date.
As a self-employed or freelance worker, creating and maintaining an image of credibility is essential in order to attract and retain clients.
HR departments must maintain a state of constant diligence to ensure they keep on top of their regulatory responsibilities. The situation has reached fever pitch this year with the coming of the GDPR, which has triggered a mass review of company practices and procedures across all sectors and industries.
It has now been over two years since Britain voted to leave the EU, in one of the most controversial and talked about political moves in history. But, despite the exit talks dominating the headlines, are we really any closer to understanding the impact that Brexit will have on our workforce?
Security Watchdog has always been at the forefront of innovation and legislation within the screening industry. We have recently become a supporting member of SAFERjobs.
Uber and Lyft use a background screening service that's less expensive than one used by parts of the taxicab industry, and the two ride-hailing companies failed to identify some drivers with criminal backgrounds, according to Download.com.
According to a recent report from Investors In People (IIP), around a fifth of all workers are looking to change jobs within the next twelve months, and companies are looking for ways to fast track the best candidates into their employment.
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The TUC (Trades Union Congress) has warned that over one in twelve UK workers are not getting their legal holiday entitlement.
Security Watchdog are attending the NAPBS 2018 Annual Conference in Baltimore , MD on Oct 7-9.
With penalties of up to £20,000 per illegal worker it is essential that those making the hiring decisions in your company are fully compliant with Right to Work legislation. Regardless of industry or sector, ensuring that your workers have the right to work here is essential. Failure to do so could have catastrophic consequences for your company both immediately and in the future.
The gig economy is frequently in the headlines recently, with companies constantly hitting the media for their management of the contingent workforce. None such notorious as Uber, who had their operating license temporarily suspended due to questions surrounding background checks carried out on drivers. This has highlighted a rising need for regulating the ever-growing gig economy.
The UK government and Health and Safety Executive (HSE) state that there should be no need for widespread workplace drug testing. But with 31% of the UK population saying they have taken illegal drugs and 21% saying they continue to do so occasionally, there is increasing support for making drug testing a mandatory part of pre-employment screening.
DBS checking is the UK standard criminal records checking system and helps ensure that employers make better recruiting decisions, by preventing the hiring of unsuitable people to work with children or vulnerable adults, as well as to guard against fraud or other corporate crimes.
Security Watchdog are proud to announce the launch of Basic DBS Criminal Record checks for Individuals. Previously, we have only facilitated basic checks through employers, stopping self employed and lower risk individuals from applying directly.
Pre-employment screening has become the norm as businesses attempt to protect themselves from a bad hiring decision which could result in theft, fraud, data breaches, litigation or risk to company reputation. But pre-employment screening is not enough, and a false sense of security can be created when companies fail to look at rescreening current staff members who already have access to sensitive company information, customers and valuable assets.
New rules regarding disqualification of charity trustees and senior managers come into effect on 1st August 2018, and charities should take the time now to understand how the regulations will affect them and prepare adequately for compliance.
The figures, released by the UK statistical agency, also showed a 30 per cent rise in robberies and a 12 per cent increase in homicides.
The UK's biggest teaching union has called for all private home tutors to face criminal record checks before being allowed to work with children.