Posts in International Background
Former Bellevue CEO sentenced to seven years for H-1B visa fraud

A former CEO of two Washington IT firms has been sentenced to 87 months in prison, and a sizeable fine, for a visa fraud scheme that spanned many years and affected over 250 workers. Pradyumma Kumar Samal, a citizen of India himself, described the scheme as a “short cut” and pleaded guilty to the charges.

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The importance of your HR team understanding DBS and GDPR compliance

The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) handles all criminal records checks within England, Wales, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. Companies looking to carry out criminal records checks for staff, volunteers or students use the service to obtain a DBS certificate which states that the applicant has DBS clearance.

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The benefits of employing candidates with international experience

A study from the National Institute for Economic and Social Research found that recruiting overseas staff can make businesses more productive. Hiring international candidates or those with international experience can also provide several additional benefits.

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Airside pass checks - aviation screening

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.

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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.

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