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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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Your Right to Work obligations as an employer

As an employer you have a responsibility to prevent illegal working. Eliminating illegal working is essential to the economy, illegal working reduces the wages of lawful workers, and often breaches the national minimum wage requirement. It is also linked to tax evasion, exploitative working conditions and modern slavery. The UK government have put in place checks to ensure that all companies are only employing legal staff, to protect the economy and ensure that all workers get a fair deal.

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Pay per candidate screening packages explained – we have a new offering of pay as you go screening packages

We are pleased to announce that Security Watchdog now offers pay-per-candidate screening packages to provide flexibility and convenience to those employers wishing to screen a single candidate prior to employment, allowing employers to pay-as-you-go with an appropriate package.

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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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International university students criminal record checks

As of May 2018, UCAS removed the requirement for applicants to declare unspent criminal convictions when applying through them for a place at UK universities, affecting applicants for September 2019 entry and beyond.

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The complexities of immigration law

June 22nd 2019 marked the first ever UK Windrush Day, which commemorates the first people who arrived from the Caribbean in 1948. Windrush Day is designed to celebrate the contribution made to British society by the Caribbean community and highlights the benefits to the UK of solid immigration policy and good race relations.

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