UK criminal checks will highlight fewer crimes

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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 …

Lockdown learning for the recruitment industry

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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 …

We Passed our Audits!

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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 …

People are still the weakest link as well as the strongest defenders of your brand reputation

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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 …

Changes to the way Disclosure Scotland is processing checks

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The Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA), is working alongside Disclosure Scotland to help provide clear and effective communication about changes to the way Disclosure Scotland will be processing check in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Temporary changes have been put in place to the way all application are being processed to prioritise those critical in the fight against COVID-19. Disclosure …

FCA temporarily softens SMCR rules

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Source: ftadviser.com The Financial Conduct Authority has softened aspects of its Senior Managers and Certification Regime to minimise the burden on firms during the coronavirus crisis. In a statement published Friday afternoon (April 3), the regulator said it would not enforce the requirement on firms to submit updated statements of responsibilities if the changes to staff were in response to …

Google To Move Post-Brexit UK Data To US

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UK Google users are set to lose the protections afforded to them from the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), now that the country is embarking on its exit from the EU, according to CPO Magazine. Prompted by Brexit, the tech giant Google has announced plans to shift all its British data to the United States. The move will mean that …

Rapid RTW checks and Online verifications

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Given the news that over 50,000 new jobs will be will be created in the coming weeks to help the country deal with the coronavirus pandemic, with the workforce set to be increased in healthcare, food production and distribution companies, it is vital to enhance the screening process speed up applications and to ensure compliance. All applicants working within the …

Covid-19 Update

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As the coronavirus outbreak continues to evolve, I wanted to reassure you that we are continuing to maintain our pre-employment screening service and as a business, whilst we continue to operate, the safety of our employees, customers, families and clients remains our over-riding priority    During this time, we will act responsibly and follow the advice provided by The World Health …

Online job interviews for candidates stuck at home

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During the coronavirus pandemic, recruitment firms are resorting to going online for candidate interviews due to people being unable to leave their houses. In recent weeks, a growing number of companies are asking people to work remotely from their homes as part of social distancing efforts to try to slow the spread of Covid-19. Due to this, recruiters and hiring …

What background checks are you doing for your high-profile staff?

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In wake of the Westminster abuse scandal, the leader of Wigan Council has called for compulsory DBS checks for politicians. It came to light that the political establishment spent decades possibly ignoring allegations of child sex abuse; with high-profile politicians being protected from any police action.  Coun David Molyneux stated that he believes the public would have more confidence in …

Don’t put customers and colleagues at risk.

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Don’t put customers and colleagues at risk; check the qualifications of all those in roles of responsibility. The BBC have recently reported that a former NHS boss who lied about having a degree has been given a suspended prison sentence. The Former NHS Boss pleaded guilty to fraud and was handed two years in jail, suspended for two years, at …

The Updated BS7858 Standard

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The BS7858:2012 pre-employment screening standard, widely used in the UK security industry, is being phased out and replaced with BS7858:2019, which came into effect on the 30th September 2019. The 2012 version will be formally withdrawn as a standard, on the 31st March 2020. The scope of the standard has been widened to allow it to be used effectively in industries …