32% of UK firms have experienced damaging social media coverage

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In the last 12 months, 38% of UK businesses experienced internal fraud, compared with a global average of just 27%. The only region which had a higher incidence of internal fraud was sub-Saharan Africa at 44%, according to the Kroll annual global fraud and risk report. Despite performing worse than other competitors, nearly one in four (38%) UK business leaders …

Agenda Welcomes Their New MD!

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Agenda Resource Management™ Ltd. is delighted to announce the appointment of Ross Millard as Managing Director. Ross brings with him over 18 years’ experience and knowledge. Ross joins the business from Tecniplast UK where he was Sales Director for the business. With full responsibility for the leadership and development of Agenda’s business, Ross will play a key role in meeting …

Wiltshire introduce tougher background checks for Taxi Drivers

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County Chiefs in Wiltshire have agreed on tougher criminal background checks for taxi drivers recently, resulting in anyone who has been charged with exploitation, slavery or financial abuse (amongst other convictions) being banned from becoming a taxi driver. Anyone on the Sexual Offenders register will also be banned, and people with drug convictions, having a weapon, or discrimination will be …

Agenda at CIPD 2019!

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We are heading out to the annual CIPD conference in Manchester this November! If you’re heading to the conference on the 6th and 7th November, why not drop by the Agenda stand – we’ll be at F100 – where you can meet up with Matt, Ben and Tim, amongst others and discuss your screening requirements. The team have been working hard on the …

Compliance Audit Success for Agenda!

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We’re proud to announce that Agenda Screening Services has just successfully passed two compliance audits by Access Northern Ireland/Department of Justice (ANI). We are fully compliant to conduct Basic, Standard and Enhanced criminal record checks within Northern Ireland, in addition to England, Wales and Scotland via Disclosure Scotland and the Disclosure & Barring Service. Not only can we provide you …

Survey finds a poor recruitment experience damages the company brand

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Survey finds that a poor recruitment experience damages the company brand. Consider outsourcing all or part of your pre-employment screening to a company you can trust and one that provides UK based staff who can support your candidates, from anywhere in the world, every step of the way. Poor and dispiriting recruitment experiences can negatively impact a company’s brand, a …

Fines for Citigroup for inadequate background checks

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The Financial Regulatory Authority has fined Citigroup’s Global Markets business $1.25m for neglecting to conduct the needed background checks on thousands of their employees between 2010 and 2017. “According to the regulator, the New York-based bank did not conduct “timely or adequate” background checks for roughly 10,400 non-registered employees. As a result, it said, the bank employed at least three …

How is HR outsourcing changing?

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HR outsourcing (HRO) has matured. Once little more than a cost-cutting exercise, outsourcing your HR – or specialisms within it – is a nuanced strategic decision which will be different for every organisation. Annie Makoff examines how HR outsourcing has changed and looks at what employers need to consider when they’re deciding what to outsource via personneltoday.com. Some examples of the …

Screening Career Pathway Update

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Its been another successful six months for Agenda Screening Services, with more new clients enjoying the benefits of our personal service combined with fast turnaround times. This expansion has allowed us to offer more opportunities for our people to progress along our Career Pathway and I’m pleased to announce that we have three new Team Coaches and four new level …

Quintuple audit success!

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Agenda today is celebrating a Quintuple audit success after successfully passing audits for the following standards: 27001 Information Security Management 22301 Business Continuity 9001 Quality Management 14001 Environmental Management BS10012 Personal Information Management These audits were carried out by an independent UKAS accredited certification body. These standards are an important part of Agenda’s overall governance and assurance regime. We firmly …

Tackling Recruitment Fraud

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Source: peoplemanagement.co.uk Recruitment fraud is a significant problem across the world and naturally, the cases that reach the public realm are the most shocking. However, what is arguably more worrying are the hundreds of thousands of unreported cases, where fraudsters successfully infiltrate their host organisation and continue to stay under the radar, causing untold damage.  Initial misrepresentation or misleading information …

EU Exit: ID Document Check app breakthrough!

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In late 2018 the UK government released an app to try to make it easier for EU nationals to register their UK residency after Brexit through their smartphones. The app would check that someone’s identity was genuine, and would verify that the document they uploaded (either an EU biometric passport or a UK residence card with biometric chip) was genuine. It didn’t, …

What do Gen Z want from their employer?

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Caroline Nevitte from People Management has suggested they’re looking mainly for positive working environments, but also expect a few other things… Generation Z (those born between 1997 and early 2010’s) are now graduating from university and making their move into a working world that is starting to place more emphasis on the employee experience. A recent article from People Magazine …

Recruitment Fraud costing businesses £23 billion!

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Crowe UK has recently published the Real Cost of Recruitment Fraud report in conjunction with University of Portsmouth. The report established that the annual cost of recruitment fraud to UK businesses is a whopping £23.9 billion! The statistics don’t lie – around 5,000 CV checks were carried out, out of which more than 75% contained discrepancies, 20% used inflated job …

New Structure at Agenda

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As Agenda Screening Services continues to win new clients with our bespoke and personal approach, we can continue to create new opportunities on our Career Pathway. This month, Katrina is promoted to a Screening Operations Manager role, Sarah and Andy are now Team Managers, Clare, Jemma and Kerrie become Team Supervisors and Kate is now a Team Coach. Our approach to sustainable …

Social status quiz for civil service job applicants

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It never fails to spark a debate in the pub – but now people applying for civil service jobs are being asked it too. Government bosses want to know how working class their staff think they are – when compared with most people. The answers will not be used to decide who gets a job – but to help recruit …

UK Jobs With Fastest Growing Pay Revealed

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Private firms in the UK are expected to give employees an average pay increase of 2.5 per cent in 2019, the latest analysis from XpertHR revealed recently. Zawya reported on the prediction, noting that this is the same level of pay increase as recorded in 2018. However, other research released by jobs site Indeed highlighted some jobs where salaries are increasing much …

Staff Development

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As a company that invests heavily in the development of its staff, Agenda are proud to announce more training has been successfully completed by the staff at their Head Offices.  Congratulations to the team that have recently completed courses in fire awareness and advanced customer service skills. Staff are pictured here with their certificates.

Taxi Drivers To Undergo Further Checks For Licences?

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The government has launched a consultation, set to come to an end on April 22nd, on whether or not private hire and taxi drivers could have to pass further criminal record checks before being granted their licences. At the moment, councils around the UK set their own standards for drivers, which includes whether or not they need to make the …