Here we have three mental health lessons we can all learn from lockdown as we prepare for a new normal.
A new survey has revealed that nearly half of the global workforce have considered leaving their employment this year.
The UK’s Shortage Occupation List (SOL) is comprised of those jobs which the government deems to be in short supply in the current labour market.
Agenda Screening has set up a SMCR pay-per-candidate screening package, in line with changes brought in by the Financial Conduct Authority.
The proportion of gig workers being employed in the financial services sector is expected to grow in the coming years.
HR News identifies some of the main targets for businesses striving to remain competitive. Here’s three of the most important areas.
The idea of stretching the truth somewhat on a CV is often underestimated, but can come back to haunt those who do it.
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted businesses all around the world, and the news of the rollout of multiple vaccines will be welcomed by all.
It’s fair to say that businesses and as a result human resource (HR) departments experienced some seismic shifts in how they operate in 2020.
The UK’s Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) has launched a consultation – which Agenda are participating in – about safer recruitment practices within the health and social care sector in the country. One specific area of focus is referencing and background checks for employees working in the health and social care sector, which DBS described as an “essential part of …
There are many ways in which background screening companies can help to ensure that employees are trustworthy enough to be placed in these types of roles.
Agenda Screening Services are proud to announce that they are the first organisation to successfully connect to Her Majesty’s Passport Office as part of the Government’s Document Checking Service (DCS) pilot. After a successful system demonstration and subsequent deployment Agenda’s experienced desktop researchers can confirm a British passport record within seconds, directly with HM Passport Office. Agenda’s Director of Screening …
A new report has revealed that 82 per cent of UK workers are confident in the leadership of their company to bounce back from a crisis.
Employees can expect to see a more mixed working style as a result of the pandemic, with time spent in the office balanced with working from home.
Agenda understands and are able to offer screening checks compliant to the FCA SM&CR guidelines. Our specialist finance sector screening staff will help you to identify the correct process for your firm and make the screening process as simple as possible for you and your candidates. Financial firms have a duty to ensure appropriate pre-employment screening and annual re-screening checks …
Although many people have been focusing on the Covid-19 pandemic, that hasn’t stopped the Brexit deadline creeping ever closer.
The jargon around the various background screening processes can be a source of confusion. Here’s a brief explanation of three of the main types.
Insider attacks affect the majority of companies with costs that can reach into the millions,
According to a report 20% of businesses have suffered a breach in their systems due to the actions of a remote worker since .lockdown.
Research has found that many UK businesses are planning to or are seeking temporary workers to help them recover from the effects of the pandemic.
The number of applications that businesses and recruiters are receiving for jobs has increased significantly in recent months.
New research has revealed that almost half (43 per cent) of employees have made mistakes that compromised their company’s cyber security.
In early July, the government announced that it intends to make changes to the criminal records disclosure rules in the UK in order to ensure an equal balance between rehabilitating offenders and protecting the general public. “The new legislation will remove the requirement for automatic disclosure of youth cautions, reprimands and warnings and remove the ‘multiple conviction’ rule, which requires …
The government has unveiled its Mini Budget, which includes plans on creating & saving thousands of jobs to ensure unemployment levels do not sky-rocket.
In the last few months, the world as we know it has drastically evolved, and within the recruitment arena we’re seeing interesting shifts developing. “What we’re experiencing today will lead to more businesses embracing contingent workers” The Global Recruiter With more companies now allowing remote working there is a wider pool of talent to review when looking to source new …
New research revealing that job applications climbed by 32 per cent in June, with 106 per cent more applicants per job compared to this time a year ago,
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which was introduced in 2018, was the biggest shake-up of data privacy in 20 years.
Agenda Screening are delighted to announce that we successfully passed our ISO/IEC 27001 Information Security re-certification audit, including adding the privacy extension ISO 22701:2019. This makes Agenda one of the first companies to include the new ISO27701 Privacy Management System extension within their ISO 27001 ISMS. This gives our clients and partners piece of mind that all data is protected …
One of the challenges that have faced HR and IT departments during the coronavirus pandemic has been how to facilitate remote working for the workforce
Did you know that in 2019, 38% of UK businesses experienced internal fraud? That’s 11% higher than the global average! CIFAS’ newest feature, IFD Enhanced, allows employers to spot if applicants have committed internal fraud against a previous employer and if they have committed other types of fraudulent conduct. Agenda are CIFAS ready! To find out what this means, and …