A university degree was once considered a requirement for many positions, but experience is beginning to be seen as a better indicator of a candidate’s competence for roles which do not require formal qualifications. A report carried out in 2018 by Ambition AXA Awards for young people appears to support this, with 61% of employers surveyed stating that experience is now considered more important than education.
Annual reports from BDO’s Fraud Track states that fraudulent activity cost the UK almost £750 million in the last year. But while this is a reduction from previous years figures, this could simply be due to lack of reporting, with only an estimated 1 in 50 cases likely to be reported.
Carrying out background checks on new employees is very common, with some checks being a legal requirement. Pre-employment screening helps employers protect their company, their employees and their customers.
These are the top 10 questions asked by candidates about the screening process.
A great candidate experience can mean the difference between finding the best candidate for the position and a bad hire. But what is candidate experience and why is it so important?
Competition within recruitment continues to grow, with workers demanding more from their jobs than ever before. Technology is now firmly infused into the fabric of our daily lives and the use of technology within the hiring process is not simply useful, it is expected.
Are UK employers ready to make drug testing part of their regular pre-employment screening?
Screening technology is constantly changing, and screening providers must be willing to move with the times to keep up with the changing needs of individual companies and sectors.
Background screening is a complex process. Not only must you ensure that you are accessing the right information which will contribute to a good hire, but you also need to provide a good experience for the candidate, satisfy compliance and protect your brand image.
Your company is valuable, and whether you are a huge multinational corporation or a small start-up, finding the right employee can mean the difference between future success and failure. Carrying out comprehensive background checks can ensure that your employees will be a positive, not destructive, addition to your team.
The background screening process varies according to the role the candidate is applying for and the service you require from your screening provider, but generally involves identity, residency verification and right to work checks, employment checks, academic qualifications, credit checks, criminality checks and social media checks.
In our digital world, with the increase in Big Data and the vast amounts of data now flowing across the planet, data centres and their security have become big business.
The British Airport Authority has stringent security procedures in place in order to keep airports, travellers and staff safe. Airports have had to increase their security measures due to the increased threat of terrorism posed by not being able to identify every person moving through an airport.
While it might be tempting to lie on your CV to get the job of your dreams, you should think twice because resume fraud can be uncovered easily with a few pre-employment background checks.
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.
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.
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.
The employment screening industry is at an existential fulcrum – either disrupt or be disrupted.
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.
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.