Posts in Recruitment
CV discrepancies: Candidates of 35–45 years have highest mismatches

A recent report has shown that up to 7% of candidates lie during a job application, with the highest number of discrepancies found in those between the ages of 35-45. This is particularly worrying because salary peaks at this age for most individuals, therefore these CV discrepancies could be costing employers huge sums of money.

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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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The 4th Industrial Revolution and what it means for recruitment

The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR or Industry 4.0) comprises the coming together of people and machines, with a connectivity between technology, society and humans. 4IR has seen massive changes in the way we use technology in our daily lives, and it is growing at an exponential rate compared to the progression of the previous three industrial revolutions.

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Why pre employment screening should include even gig workers

With the changing face of the labour market and non-permanent working now a regular part of workplace culture, temporary and contractor workers make up around 15% of the workforce. The gig economy is growing at an exponential rate, with many contractors citing flexibility as their reasons for opting out of the standard way of working.

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Most commonly asked HR questions about employment screening

Carrying out background checks on your candidates is not only prudent, in some cases it is a legal requirement. Ensuring that your applicants are who they say they are, have the right to work in the UK and have the necessary credentials to carry out the role can help ensure that you make the right hire.

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Experience vs qualifications – which is most important?

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.

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Do you really know who’s screening your candidates?

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.

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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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