Security News Category
GOV UK & NAPBS Launch UK Criminal Record Trade BodyPosted: 18th May 2018 in Security News
A network of Registered Bodies is to come together to form a recognised group of criminal record check professionals. The group, called the Criminal Records Trade Body (CRTB) will form a committee within the National Association of Professional Background Screeners) (NAPBS).
How much of your data does Facebook actually hold?Posted: 10th April 2018 in Security News
People have recently found that they can request the data that Facebook holds on them, simply by downloading it as a zip file! Left completely shocked, people who have requested this have found out just how much data is stored...
Emergency Services Boss with fake qualificationsPosted: 13th March 2018 in Security News
Ambulance trust boss accused of faking qualifications to teach paramedics how to drive at speed on 999 calls. Simon Macartney, 46, allegedly said he was an advanced instructor and traffic cop but had been a special constable...
Lying Teacher BannedPosted: 22nd February 2018 in Security News
A teacher who falsified a degree certificate to obtain a role in a top independent school, has been banned...
Oxfam ScandalPosted: 14th February 2018 in Security News
Oxfam has come forward and admitted failings in its recruitment procedure after reports regarding a senior employee...
Threatening scam texts from the DVLA!Posted: 02nd February 2018 in Security News
Fraudsters are trying to scare drivers into handing over their personal information by sending a text message that appears to have the gov.uk logo within it.
BBC Apprentice faked his credentials.Posted: 15th December 2017 in Security News
An apprentice on the BBC’s The Apprentice programme has been exposed during scrutiny of his CV...
The Insider Threat: Protect your OrganisationPosted: 19th October 2017 in Security News
The insider threat hangs over every organisation, big or small, and often goes unaddressed! Something as seemingly small as a link in an email can cause huge problems if sent from an untrustworthy source...
Ubers failure due to insufficient checksPosted: 28th September 2017 in Security News
Any organisation, regardless of size, must consider the introduction of a relevant pre-employment screening procedure, backed up by a re-screening policy.
Wigan bosses fined thousands!Posted: 20th September 2017 in Security News
Agenda can carry out and advise on the correct checks to make sure you are not employing those without the right to work in the UK. We offer specific Right to Work checks and can also help with identity checking.
Trust Me - I'm a Doctor - or am I?Posted: 01st September 2017 in Security News
Employers have a responsibility to thoroughly check a doctor’s identity and qualifications when they are going through the recruitment process and there are numerous checks that need to be carried out.
British businesses fear cybercrime more than BrexitPosted: 05th July 2017 in Security News
According to recent research conducted by Barclaycard, SME’s are investing £2.9bn annually on their cyber security at an average of nearly £1,600 per business. This investment is due to businesses being a victim of a cybercrime or data breach. The research found that 44% of SMEs fear being the victim of a cybercrime of data breach, whilst only 34% are anxious and concerned about the impact of Brexit on their business.
GDPR ... It's coming and BREXIT won't stop it!Posted: 30th June 2017 in Security News
We all know the Data Protection Act and think that the GDPR is not going to be that different, some people think that it is just some bureaucrats in Brussels tinkering around and trying justify their salary.
Agenda Screening Services and BizWeek 2017Posted: 31st May 2017 in Security News
It’s that time of year again…Humber Business Week 2017 (or BizWeek, as it’s commonly referred to) is right around the corner! Humber Business Week has a great programme of events stretching throughout the week of June 5th-9th, and is a great opportunity for local businesses within the Humber to come together.
9 in 10 Northumbria Police Offices have not had up-to-date background checksPosted: 22nd May 2017 in Security News
It has recently come to light under information released under the freedom of information act that only 1 in 10 officers at Northumbria Police have had up to date background checks.
How your Password is CrackedPosted: 12th May 2017 in Security News
A password cracking utility will first search common passwords and dictionaries to find a match. If this does not yield the desired results, the password cracker will move to a Brute Force attack.
World Password DayPosted: 05th May 2017 in Security News
A strong password is your first layer of defence. With this in place, you’re ready to add a layer of protection. With today being World Password Day, we’re put together some hints and tips to keep your online accounts safe and secure.
The Power of Social MediaPosted: 24th April 2017 in Security News
A 45-year-old man from Switzerland is facing defamation charges in a landmark case that sees him on trial for ‘liking’ Facebook posts.
The Cost of Illegal WorkersPosted: 19th April 2017 in Security News
There has been a series of arrests and raids throughout the UK as police crackdown on illegal workers. The government warns that an employer can be sent to jail for 5 years and pay an unlimited fine if found guilty!
Prepare for, Respond to, Emerge from…A Perfect StormPosted: 17th April 2017 in Security News
If you are interested in learning more about Cyber Crime, and how to protect your business from an attack, the HBRF are hosting their most recent Table Top Event, “Could Your Business Survive a Cyber Attack?” in Grimsby on the 27th April 2017. Book your place now and don’t miss out!
Cybercrime is easy!Posted: 05th April 2017 in Security News
Cybercrime is very easy to instigate with little risk to the perpetrator. You don’t need to invest in the usual tools like a gun, getaway car, mask or balaclava (depending on your preference). It takes little effort to send out 100 thousand spoofed emails with a link to a nasty payload.
Only 56% of businesses can deal with a cyber-attackPosted: 03rd April 2017 in Security News
According to a study from the Institute of Directors and Barclays, only 56% of businesses can deal with a cyber-attack, and that shocking statistic comes at a time of highly significant cybersecurity threats!
Hints on Screening Mail and Postal DeliveriesPosted: 27th March 2017 in Security News
In collaboration with the British Standards Institution (BSI), and with the assistance of a range of stakeholders, CPNI has reviewed and refreshed its comprehensive guidance on mail screening and security.
How does the Budget affect you?Posted: 14th March 2017 in Security News
"We are building the foundations of a stronger, fairer, more global Britain". But what does this mean for you?
Taxi Firms feel the Force of the Immigration Act!Posted: 20th January 2017 in Security News
Border taxi drivers have been told that they have to produce identity documents to prove that they are legal to work within the UK before they can continue operating.
Cyber tips whilst travellingPosted: 02nd January 2017 in Security News
It was the year that brought major breaches at TalkTalk, Three, Tesco bank and Ashley Madison amongst many, many others. 2017 has its own predictions, but the question everyone should be asking is, who will be next and will I be affected?
Stay Safe This ChristmasPosted: 01st December 2016 in Security News
Christmas is often a time when people can be subject to fraudulent activity and cyber scams. Get Safe Online have provided some great tips to help you keep safe and happy this festive season.
What To Do With Your TenantsPosted: 28th September 2016 in Security News
May 2016 saw the introduction of a new Immigration Act which has meant some changes to how Landlords have to conduct checks. This new act has been created in order to further crack down on illegal migration, as well as changes to right to rent the act also makes it harder for illegal immigrants to gain work and to receive support from the UK government.
Could one of your employees be a malicious insider?Posted: 22nd September 2016 in Security News
A recent report conducted by Imperva stated that 36% of surveyed companies suffered a security incident involving malicious insiders in the past year. One in every 50 employees is considered to be malicious insider.
The Importance of Tackling Cyber CrimePosted: 09th September 2016 in Security News
Steve Hanson, Barclays’ Head of Business and Corporate for Humber and York, looks at the threats facing our region’s businesses in a recent article published by the Business Intelligence magazine, the publication of the Hull and Humber Chamber of Commerce.
Brexit Vs Pre-Employment ScreeningPosted: 24th August 2016 in Security News
How will Brexit affect Pre-Employment Screening? Since the UK voted to leave the European Union many questions have been raised regarding how things will operate within the country and changes that this could result in for certain industries.
What you need to know about the new illegal worker lawsPosted: 11th July 2016 in Security News
The 12th of July will see new rules brought into the Immigration Act which will change the ways in which workers and employees have to manage their employments.
Protecting your Construction BusinessPosted: 23rd June 2016 in Security News
Agenda works across a wide range of sectors and with some of the UK’s biggest construction companies. We understand the diverse nature of construction projects.
Don’t Ignore the Human Element of CyberPosted: 19th May 2016 in Security News
Agenda has teamed up with major businesses from across the Humber region, the police and the Hull University Business School to form the Humber Business Resilience Forum (HBRF) which launches on the 8th June.
Cyber Crime will be one of the most significant debates for the next decadePosted: 23rd March 2016 in Security News
Agenda were recently represented in the high-calibre Cyber Crime panel discussing online dangers facing business in today’s economic environment.
Cyber Crime – The UK’s fastest-growing form of economic infractionPosted: 11th March 2016 in Security News
With Cyber Crime on the rise, corporate security and resilience has never been more of a priority. The question of when and not if, is a question all security experts should be asking, planning and preparing a worst-case scenario so when it does occur, no one is left clueless as to how to protect and recover. This type of statement may shock many, but a recent Global Economic Crime Survey by PricewaterhouseCoopers revealed that 60% of economic crime in the UK was committed by external perpetrators (up from 56% in 2014).
Free IT Security GuidePosted: 23rd February 2016 in Security News
Cybercrime is a fast-growing area of crime. More and more criminals are exploiting the speed, convenience and anonymity of the Internet to commit a diverse range of criminal activities that know no borders, either physical or virtual, cause serious harm and pose very real threats to victims worldwide.
Director Banned for Illegal WorkersPosted: 19th February 2016 in Security News
The former head of a Leicester clothing manufacturer has been disqualified from acting as the director of a company for seven years after an Insolvency Service investigation found his business was employing illegal workers. Read the story in full here
Valentine's Day Scam!Posted: 16th February 2016 in Security News
Cyber criminals have scammed love-struck Brits out of £27 million, victims of ‘romance’ scams lost an average of £10,000 to fraudsters.
Why Screen?Posted: 19th January 2016 in Security News
Pre-employment screening, vetting and background checks is best practice for personnel security, not only does it protect your business from insider threats but it also protects your brand and your reputation.
Cyber StreetwisePosted: 21st December 2015 in Security News
Government provided step by step guidance to counter Cyber threats!
Cyber Essentials is becoming essentialPosted: 25th September 2015 in Security News
Agenda are one of more than 1000 businesses that have adopted Cyber Essentials - the UK government's scheme designed to protect businesses against the most common threats on the Internet.
Secure, High Quality and Green Services Assured: Triple Audit Success for AgendaPosted: 24th September 2015 in Security News
Agenda are pleased to announce that on 23rd September, we passed our latest triple certification audits with no non-conformances raised.
We're hiring!Posted: 22nd September 2015 in Security News
Why not join our team. We are recruiting and you could be just what we are looking for ...
Agenda attends Northern PowerhousePosted: 22nd September 2015 in Security News
Agenda's Senior Business Development Executive Daniel Fairfield was delighted to attend the Hull & Humber Chamber of Commerce Northern Powerhouse debate at the University of Hull.
Deeper evaluation of candidate CV is criticalPosted: 22nd September 2015 in Security News
Investing more time on candidate CVs up front can save a lot of problems further down the line.
Charity fun at AgendaPosted: 22nd September 2015 in Security News
On Friday 18th September, Agenda held a charity fundraising day to raise money for British Heart Foundation.
100% of clients surveyed would use our service again and recommend Agenda to others!Posted: 28th August 2015 in Security News
"I have had the pleasure of working with Agenda for over a year and have nothing but praise. My favourite supplier!"
Stronger measures announced to tackle employers of illegal immigrants.Posted: 18th August 2015 in Security News
The UK Government has announced that its new Immigration Bill, due to be published in the autumn will include stronger measures for dealing with employers who hire illegal workers.
IT Governance congratulates Agenda on achieving Cyber Essentials certificationPosted: 11th August 2015 in Security News
IT Governance, the leading cyber security services provider and CREST-accredited certification body for the UK Government's Cyber Essentials scheme, congratulates Agenda on achieving Cyber Essentials certification.
Fines and prison sentences for landlords who rent to illegal immigrants.Posted: 04th August 2015 in Security News
A trial scheme aimed at discouraging landlords in the Birmingham and Warwickshire areas from allowing illegal immigrants to occupy rented property will now be rolled out across the rest of England.
Congratulations to Jemma!Posted: 03rd August 2015 in Security News
We are delighted to announce that, on 3 August 2015, Jemma was promoted to the role of Analyst within the Screening Division.
Why conduct Pre-employment screening with Agenda?Posted: 28th July 2015 in Security News
Agenda seeks to verify the credentials of job applicants and to check that the applicants meet preconditions of employment (e.g. that the individual is legally permitted to take up an offer of employment).
Agenda Achieves Cyber Security certificationPosted: 28th July 2015 in Security News
The recent government CESG backed scheme Cyber Essentials focuses on five key areas to help protect against cyber-attacks.
Company bosses banned for employing illegal workersPosted: 21st July 2015 in Security News
Recently reported by the Recruiter, two restaurant bosses have been banned from running companies after Insolvency Service Investigations discovered they had employed illegal workers.
Bogus Doctors Strike AgainPosted: 21st July 2015 in Security News
The reason robust employment checks are important is because some people will go a long way to deceive you!
Even Team Sky are VulnerablePosted: 15th July 2015 in Security News
We need to change the perception of cyber-crime! Cyber Criminals are the new black and white stripped robbers. Even Team Sky are vulnerable!
Agenda attends CBI Security ConferencePosted: 15th July 2015 in Security News
Agenda recently attended the CBI Cyber-Security conference in London on 30th June.
Charity shenanigans continue at AgendaPosted: 14th July 2015 in Security News
Friday 10th July - bad shirt day! And boy, we sure didn't let the team down! Hawaiian, cartoon, bad-patterns, over-sized, cross-dressing and some shirts from the 90's was the type of fashion on our cat-walk at Agenda Head Office
Agenda is delighted to join the Hull and Humber Chamber of Commerce.Posted: 14th July 2015 in Security News
Today's Hull & Humber Chamber of Commerce is the result of a series of amalgamations of smaller, more localised Chambers of Commerce over the last 175 years.
Dunking its not usually on the AGENDA!Posted: 10th July 2015 in Security News
Dunking its not usually on the AGENDA!
Agenda Security Services are 'On the Spot'Posted: 08th July 2015 in Security News
It is great to see our Senior Business Development Executive, Dan Fairfield featured in today's 'On the Spot' feature in the Hull Daily Mail.
Conducting Background Checks - Why should you?Posted: 06th July 2015 in Security News
As an employer, the legal onus to do all background checks falls solely on your shoulders.
Agenda attends CBI Cyber Security Conference 2015Posted: 03rd July 2015 in Security News
Agenda understands that the business environment in which we are operating has been transformed by digital technology and the fourth revolution', presenting a host of opportunities across industry.
Agenda Attends Hull Analytics ForumPosted: 03rd July 2015 in Security News
Agenda IT Manager, Chris attended the 2nd Hull Analytics Forum on Wednesday 1st of July. The forum's mission is to build data analytic capabilities in the Humber region by putting on events with speakers that specialise in the field, sharing knowledge, tools, ideas and how they can be used to help businesses use data more efficiently
Agenda hosts successful Resilience Forum meetingPosted: 02nd July 2015 in Security News
Agenda has been engaging with the public, academic and private sector in the Humber region to ascertain interest in setting up a resilience forum, on the 1st July a very successful first discussion was held at the Agenda offices, the outcome was a genuine commitment to make the Humber Business Resilience Forum (HBRF) a reality.
Bus driver poses as UK LawyerPosted: 01st July 2015 in Security News
As recently reported by HR Review a UK Lawyer has been convicted of providing illegal immigration advice.
Agenda passes internal IIP audit with flying coloursPosted: 30th June 2015 in Security News
The latest Investor in People Audit took place in June 2015 and Agenda was highly commended for continued progress and commitment to developing the company and its people.
Showcase of business expertise for growth of Humber regionPosted: 30th June 2015 in Security News
Red flag training delivered to counter CV liesPosted: 19th June 2015 in Security News
An integral part of the hiring process is the sifting of CVs to select job applicants to put through to the next stage and with recent surveys suggesting that many CVs are plagiarised, that job seekers believe that it is the employers responsibility to detect mistruths not theirs to be truthful and numerous suggestions that between 50 and 70 percent of CVs contain lies it is imperative to keep hiring and screening staff up-to-date with the latest CV and application form issues.
Checking for the right to work in the UK saves the tax payer moneyPosted: 19th June 2015 in Security News
We all know by now that if we are caught employing an illegal worker we can be fined £20,000 but did you know that arresting an illegal worker can cost the government (the tax payer) up to £15,000?
ASIS Women in Security Networking MeetingPosted: 19th June 2015 in Security News
This week Agenda attended the IFSEC International Conference in London. We attended in partnership with ASIS, The American Society for Industrial Security. This 3-day conference was well attended with thousands of visitors.
How effective hiring can help prevent insider threats!Posted: 19th June 2015 in Security News
Agenda Committed to ISO14001Posted: 17th June 2015 in Security News
At Agenda we are committed to reducing our impact on the environment and have achieved our ISO 14001 accreditation. Part of our commitment is to reduce our energy consumption and to help us achieve this, last year we installed solar panels onto our Head Office roof.
Agenda attends IFSECPosted: 17th June 2015 in Security News
Agenda is delighted to be attending IFSEC International at the ExCel London today and tomorrow. IFSEC International is the largest event for the security industry, bringing together some of the world's leading security experts.
Can your company afford not to check?Posted: 16th June 2015 in Security News
Employers must prevent illegal working in the UK by carrying out document checks on people before employing them to make sure they are allowed to work.
Baking Fun at AgendaPosted: 16th June 2015 in Security News
On 12th June, Agenda held another of its charity fundraising days in aid of Medical Detection Dogs, its 2015 Charity of the Year.
A year on and what a year it has beenPosted: 09th June 2015 in Security News
Last year Agenda won East Riding Council Chairman's Best Business Award. We were delighted to win the award which enabled us to demonstrate our commitment to our growth strategy which included employment of local people, investment in technology and the continued professional development of our people.
7 Tips to help you get the best results from your ScreeningPosted: 04th June 2015 in Security News
As a screening expert, Agenda provides 7 handy tips to help you get the best results from your Screening
Getting on board the culture busPosted: 03rd June 2015 in Security News
Getting on board the culture bus
Why do we need to check CVs and application forms carefully?Posted: 02nd June 2015 in Security News
Agenda gains Gold Standard training recognitionPosted: 27th May 2015 in Security News
Agenda is pleased to report that it has been awarded Cogent Sector Skills Council Provider
Illegal workers arrested following operation in ChathamPosted: 19th May 2015 in Security News
Illegal workers arrested following operation in Chatham
People with criminal convictions applying to work in schoolsPosted: 19th May 2015 in Security News
Checking CVs is a vital part of the recruitment processPosted: 19th May 2015 in Security News
At Agenda we understand that the process of checking CVs and conducting background checks on prospective employees is a critical part of the recruitment process. However some organisations are still not conducting any checks on the CV of a candidate.
Save the date: The Enemy Within Workshop, Humber Biz Week 2015Posted: 01st May 2015 in Security News
20th Annual Employee Vetting & Screening Conference SuccessPosted: 28th April 2015 in Security News
Agenda were proud to sponsor and present at this prestigious 20th anniversary event held on the 22nd April 2015. The theme of the conference was pre-employment screening, vetting and background checks.
Agenda attends AUCSO 2015Posted: 23rd April 2015 in Security News
Between 14-16 April 2015, Agenda Security Services attended as exhibitors at the Association of University Chief Security Officers (AUCSO) conference, held at Holywell Park, Loughborough University, Leicestershire.
Agenda specialists to present at AUCSO 2015 next weekPosted: 09th April 2015 in Security News
Agenda is pleased to be supporting this years AUCSO (Association for Security Professionals working in Universities) meeting. One of our non-executive directors, Gordon Meldrum the ex-director of the National Crime Agency, is presenting at the event. Please come and visit our team on Stand S9 to find out more about our services.
Agenda Sponsors Employee Vetting and Screening ConferencePosted: 09th April 2015 in Security News
Agenda is delighted to be supporting and presenting at the 20th Employee Vetting and Screenings Conference on 22nd April 2015 in London. The packed conference includes talks on issues such as screening best practice, screening non-UK employees, the latest legal and data protection updates and Agenda's thought provoking presentation on "outsourcing your vetting function" for more information about this full day event visit www.bfi.co.uk.
The Enemy Within - What are the People Risks to your business?Posted: 09th April 2015 in Security News
Yet Another Triple Audit Success for Agenda! Secure, Quality Assured and Green!Posted: 07th April 2015 in Security News
Agenda presents at ISO User Group SeminarPosted: 01st April 2015 in Security News
Agenda experts Chris Withers and Richard Connelly attended the ISO User Group last month in Birmingham.
What do landlords need to do under the 'Right-to-Rent' LegislationPosted: 27th March 2015 in Security News
Agenda experts to speak at ISO27001 User Group EventPosted: 18th March 2015 in Security News
Agenda Security Services are pleased to announce that two members of their management team will be attending the ISO27001 User Group event on Tuesday 24th March 2015.
Companies named and shamed for employing illegal workersPosted: 12th March 2015 in Security News
Illegal restaurant worker blitz takes place in ScotlandPosted: 12th March 2015 in Security News
Agenda to present at the 20th Employee Vetting and Screening ConferencePosted: 10th March 2015 in Security News
Agenda is delighted to be supporting and presenting at the 20th Employee Vetting and Screenings Conference on 22nd April 2015 in London.
If the person doesn't lie on their CV, the agency might?Posted: 26th February 2015 in Security News
If the person doesn't lie on their CV, the agency might?
How can an unqualified person secure a job as a Doctor?Posted: 24th February 2015 in Security News
How can an unqualified person secure a job as a Doctor?
Five more illegal workers arrested following Home Office SwoopPosted: 10th February 2015 in Security News
Business facing £220,000 fines for employing illegal workersPosted: 10th February 2015 in Security News
Can your business afford a fine of £200,000 or more?
Employing Illegal workers results in fines and possible imprisonmentPosted: 06th February 2015 in Security News
Don't finish your careerPosted: 04th February 2015 in Security News
Agendas Security Manager shares some useful advice following a recent article featured in the Independent newspaper.
Company director jailed over 6m illegal worker scamPosted: 03rd February 2015 in Security News
Dartford woman helped in use of security firm as front for employing illegal workers.
Employing illegal workers can be costly businessPosted: 29th January 2015 in Security News
A number of arrests have been made by the Home Office enforcement officers this week in the Maidenhead and Slough area for the employment of illegal workers.
UK landlords face 3,000 fines if they rent homes to illegal immigrants without carrying out right to rent checks.Posted: 23rd January 2015 in Security News
Avoiding the risk of hiring bad apples is better than dealing with the consequences!Posted: 09th January 2015 in Security News
Agenda's article which featured in the latest edition of Simply Child Safe Magazine, emphasises the risk management and prevention element of effective hiring practices.
2014 ... a record year for fundraising at AgendaPosted: 06th January 2015 in Security News
What a year! 2014 was a record year for fundraising at Agenda. Marie Curie was our chosen charity of the year, and we are delighted to announce that we raised a fantastic £1500.
Agenda is delighted to announce that its 2015 charity is Medical Detection DogsPosted: 06th January 2015 in Security News
Medical Detection Dogs (MDD) are a charity that works in partnership with researchers, NHS Trusts and Universities. Their aim is to train specialist dogs to detect the odour of human disease. Dogs are renowned for their sense of smell.
Dont get caught out! - almost one-third of employers do not check employment records!Posted: 16th December 2014 in Security News
Employment history and education are one of the most important components in a resume, thus verifying institutions attended and degrees received helps ensure the applicant's honesty. Data shows that almost one-third of employers do not check employment records.
The Importance of Pre-Employment ScreeningPosted: 15th December 2014 in Security News
Two recent articles have highlighted the importance of screening potential job candidates before an offer of employment is made.
Agenda Security Services Best Business Award RecognitionPosted: 05th December 2014 in Security News
Agenda is pleased to have been featured as being the 2014 Best Business award winner.
Confidential Data: Bad Habits RevealedPosted: 03rd December 2014 in Security News
A recent article by CIR Magazine has taken information from a survey conducted by Data Storage and information security company Imation, revealing bad habits in employees when it comes to the protection of confidential business data.
Employing illegal workers puts companies at riskPosted: 28th November 2014 in Security News
CIPD - A Successful Meeting!Posted: 24th November 2014 in Security News
Agenda recently attended the annual CIPD event in Manchester to promote our services in regards to Security Screening. The exhibition resulted in a successful two day event and involved speaking with visitors to the event, enquiring as to whether they had ever used security screening, and highlighting the importance/benefits of doing so
Paedophile lied on form to get volunteer job at Headingley'Posted: 15th October 2014 in Security News
The worst CV mistakes, and the consequences of lying on your CVPosted: 03rd October 2014 in Security News
Asked to pay for a CRB check? Make sure it isnt a fraud.Posted: 29th September 2014 in Security News
What can you do to identify a genuine request from a prospective employer for a criminal record check from a fake ?
ICO warns, do not walk away from a job with personal informationPosted: 24th September 2014 in Security News
The 'dont's' when providing professional references!Posted: 12th September 2014 in Security News
Whats the most outrageous lie you've seen on a CV?Posted: 04th September 2014 in Security News
Crooked staff steal money from under the bosses nosesPosted: 15th August 2014 in Security News
A recent channel 5 documentary, 'Fingers in the Till' explored how companies are suffering crime undertaken by their own staff. The programme showcased a number of companies who had fallen fowl of financial theft from their own employees, who were placed in a position of trust by the company.
Robust and effective exit procedures are essentialPosted: 12th August 2014 in Security News
Senior Police Officers CV fraud jailed leads to 18 month sentencePosted: 11th August 2014 in Security News
Recruiters Warned to Check Right to Work Status as Fines DoublePosted: 11th August 2014 in Security News
Man stole nearly 131,000 from his employers after landing a 49,000 a year role on the back of a faked CV.Posted: 04th August 2014 in Security News
How to avoid identity theftPosted: 23rd July 2014 in Security News
Identity theft is a crime where someone steals your personal data and pretends to be you. Cases of ID theft are on the rise and anyone is a potential target, particularly in the modern, digital age. But crucially, there are some really easy steps that you can take to protect yourself. Internet security provider Kaspersky shares some tips on preventing ID theft.
Agenda Security Services signs Humber Skills pledgePosted: 17th July 2014 in Security News
Agenda Security Services are pleased to announce that they have signed the Humber Skills Pledge. As an Investor in People certified organisation Agenda recognises that investing in skills and training for its staff has significant benefits not only for the company but also for its employees, the community and local economy.
50% of employers reject candidates because of social media posts!Posted: 08th July 2014 in Security News
According to a recent survey from CareerBuilder, more and more employers are turning to social networking sites to dig out additional information on their prospective employees.
Employers will have to make decisions based on limited Criminal Records informationPosted: 04th July 2014 in Security News
Employers will have to make decisions based on limited Criminal Records information in the future.
CV lies could lead to 10 years in jailPosted: 04th July 2014 in Security News
Lying about the amount of time you've spent working at company could lead to time spent behind bars instead, a new guide from the fraud prevention service has warned.
Extended Time to apply to join the DBS Update ServicePosted: 03rd July 2014 in Security News
US Retails Survey Show Increase in Dishonest Employees ineffective pre-employment screening cited as a key factorPosted: 03rd July 2014 in Security News
Fraudsters Tactics Change It is important to stay up-to-date!Posted: 02nd July 2014 in Security News
Fraudsters Tactics Change It is important to stay up-to-date!
Premier League Predictor game raises 165 for Dove HousePosted: 01st July 2014 in Security News
Are you up-to-date with the changes to the Right to Work in the UK requirements??Posted: 29th June 2014 in Security News
Agenda highlights the key changes
Reducing Security Threats Posed by Contract Workers and TempsPosted: 13th June 2014 in Security News
Employing illegal immigrants can be costlyPosted: 12th June 2014 in Security News
There is no doubt that legal immigrants add a great deal to the UK economy, but with £20,000 fines for employing illegal immigrants the risks are greater than ever.
55% Have experienced an insider security breachPosted: 09th June 2014 in Security News
A recent article from Help Net Security shows that 55 percent of IT Security Executives have discovered a current employee or insider taking information.
How Secure is Your PC? - National Crime Agency Warns of Threat!Posted: 05th June 2014 in Security News
ECS - The Home Office Publishes Two New Orders to Combat Illegal Workers in the UKPosted: 03rd June 2014 in Security News
The Employer Checking Service is a very important issue when it comes to illegal workers in the UK, and Agenda Security Services have always placed it as a high priority when it comes to our screening services.
Dozens of bogus doctors fool the NHSPosted: 29th May 2014 in Security News
According to recent reports more than 30 bogus doctors have been masquerading as doctors within in the NHS.
Agenda Security Services wins East Riding Chairman's AwardPosted: 07th May 2014 in Security News
The prestigious East Riding Chairman's Awards ceremony was held at Bridlington Spa on the evening of Tuesday 6th May. Agenda Security Services, a company that helps other businesses protect their assets by providing pre-employment screening services won the award for the best business (over 51 employee category). It was presented by BBC Look North newsreader Clare Frisby and East Riding Chairman Claude Mole.
Number of Penalties Issued to Companies for Employing Illegal Workers Up By 50%Posted: 17th April 2014 in Security News
Fake job applications most common entry point for fraudsters!Posted: 14th April 2014 in Security News
Fake job applications most common entry point for fraudsters!
Another Audit Success: Agendas Quality, Information Security and Environmentally Friendly Processes Recognised!Posted: 01st April 2014 in Security News
Two Days of Audits and Three Externally Certified Successes.
DBS Criminal Check Process Improvements May Cause DelaysPosted: 20th February 2014 in Security News
Agenda Invests in People - It's OfficialPosted: 19th December 2013 in Security News
Agenda has always appreciated that to be truly successful it needs to invest in its people, services and communications. Certification to ISO9001 (Quality management), ISO27001 (Information Security) and ISO14001 (Green Processes) are all important but Investor in People certification is critical to delivering great customer service by supporting the continual development of skills and expertise within the organisation - it is all about people!
Triple Audit Success for Agenda: As Simple as 1, 2, 3!Posted: 13th September 2013 in Security News
Data and Information Security is Critical in Screening but why is the take up of ISO27001 so low?Posted: 23rd July 2013 in Security News
Employment History Issues on the IncreasePosted: 23rd July 2013 in Security News
In recent months we have noticed an upward trend in issues when confirming the former employment of candidates
Agenda Paper on Recruitment Agency Audits PublishedPosted: 19th July 2013 in Security News
Workplace Law has published a briefing document about how effectively recruitment agencies conduct pre-employment screening of staff for their clients. The paper, written jointly by Norman Mortell (Agenda Security Services) and Michael Stephens (Medical Research Council), was the result of two audits of agencies conducted in 2010 and 2012 which indicated that agencies did not understand the security and background check requirements of the client.
Coming Soon! - Changes to whistle-blower LegislationPosted: 11th July 2013 in Security News
On 25 June 2013, UK whistle-blowing law changed in a way intended to encourage disclosures in the public interest and avoid abuse of the protection that it affords
DBS - NewsPosted: 20th June 2013 in Security News
Important Changes to the Disclosure and Barring Service that will affect you and your employees.
Agenda Team Expansion Support GrowthPosted: 11th March 2013 in Security News
Since Starting in 1996 we have delivered professional and friendly services. This would not be possible without recruiting the very best people. To support our continued growth we are delighted to announce some additions to our team.
Criminal Record Checks: Did you know?Posted: 05th March 2013 in Security News
Agenda provides a useful overview of the types of checks available.
Agenda improves technology, but it is all about people!Posted: 22nd February 2013 in Security News
Agenda has been busy in recent times getting certified to the ISO14001 Environmental Management standard in record time, further improving contingency planning and systems with new high speed broadband provision (40 MB) and resilience by retaining our old hard wired system as a backup, back up electricity supplies and high tech off site data backup storage.
BS 7858 has changed are you aware?Posted: 08th February 2013 in Security News
BS 7858:2006+A2:2009 Security screening of individuals employed in a security environment - Code of Practice will be withdrawn on 30th April 2013 and replaced with BS 7858:2012 Security screening of individuals employed in a security environment - Code of Practice which was first published on 31st October 2012 and now available to screen new staff.
Infrastructure Investment leads to Faster Broadband and Better ResiliencePosted: 25th January 2013 in Security News
ISO14001 Environmental Management Certification Success for AgendaPosted: 14th January 2013 in Security News
Information Overload Using Technology to Join the DotsPosted: 14th December 2012 in Security News
Agendas New and Improved Candidate Input System Easier to Use and Faster than Ever!Posted: 13th December 2012 in Security News
The provision of pre-employment security screening services is often seen as a delay to business recruitment rather than a business enabler but with the enhancements to our Candidate Input System (CIS) clients can have confidence in implementing an appropriate screening policy without impacting on their recruitment process.
IT and Security Initiatives Take Shape at Head OfficePosted: 27th November 2012 in Security News
Agenda Exhibits at CIPDPosted: 22nd November 2012 in Security News
Agenda has attended the CIPD conferences in London in June and in Manchester in November for the last few years due to the high quality and high number of delegates.
Agenda Hosts Criminal Record Bureau TrainingPosted: 22nd November 2012 in Security News
Agenda was proud to host the latest Criminal Record Bureau training sessions at its Head Offices in November. Over the two full days of training, Agenda also managed to boost its own CRB team by having five members of the team attend these in-depth training courses
Agenda goes Green(er)Posted: 26th October 2012 in Security News
We have always taken our environmental responsibility seriously. We have had a pro-active environmental forum of staff and managers who have met regularly since it was formed in 2007.
Agenda Training Leaders of the FuturePosted: 02nd October 2012 in Security News
Agenda are delighted to announce that four of its supervisory staff have successfully completed their Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) training courses.
External Penetration Testing of Networks is EssentialPosted: 28th August 2012 in Security News
We have just commissioned and successfully completed an external review of our networks, assessment of vulnerabilities and hacking of our communications systems.
CRB - Valid Identity DocumentsPosted: 17th August 2012 in Security News
The Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) is introducing new processes to enhance the identity checking process to strengthen and improve public protection.
ID Process Changes to CRB ChecksPosted: 27th July 2012 in Security News
ID Process Changes to CRB Checks
New Pre-employment Screening Process as Simple as 1, 2, 3Posted: 12th July 2012 in Security News
Agenda announces it has passed its latest ISO9001 AuditPosted: 05th July 2012 in Security News
The auditor said "Agenda continues to operate an effective and efficient Quality Management System that complies with the requirements of ISO 9001: 2008."
Challenging the Traditional View of ScreeningPosted: 03rd July 2012 in Security News
Agenda Security Services director Norman Mortell presented at this week's Recruitment and Resourcing Conference run by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) which is the world's largest Chartered HR and development professional body.
BSI to launch new governance standard!Posted: 21st June 2012 in Security News
Early days but this initiative could have major ramifications for organisations that do not have effective processes in place to ensure compliance with related standards and legislation, to ensure protection of client information and transparent processes on issues such as due diligence, staff pre-employment checks, Data Protection compliance and anti-bribery rules.
Another successful Red Flag Analysis training session completedPosted: 11th June 2012 in Security News
Today we have ran another red flag training session for staff and key contacts to enhance their knowledge of CV and application form analysis for job applicants and giving tips on conducting thorough security red flag reviews to detect potential issues.
5,000 Check Milestone CelebrationPosted: 11th June 2012 in Security News
Agenda reached a new record with over 5,000checks completed in May and Director of Operations Norman Mortell said, "We are extremely proud to have reached such a milestone and we wanted to mark the occasion, so we held a celebration with champagne and a specially commissioned cake.
The CRB identity checking guidelines are changing what do they mean to you?Posted: 25th May 2012 in Security News
Good advice on securing your networksPosted: 10th May 2012 in Security News
Good advice on securing your networks
Why you need to be sure of your source of information!Posted: 09th May 2012 in Security News
Update on EN15713:2009, destruction of confidential materials - we have incorporated this into our ISO27001 Information Security Management Standard to demonstrate compliance.Posted: 08th May 2012 in Security News
Just over 4,000 offenders applied for teachers jobs in 2011, including paedophiles, violent thugs and drug dealers, the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) has revealed.Posted: 12th April 2012 in Security News
5 big security mistakes youre probably makingPosted: 12th April 2012 in Security News
Companies get hacked so often you'd think it was magic, but it really stems from chronic inability to follow basic security measures.
Agenda Values Recognition ProgrammePosted: 04th April 2012 in Security News
Agenda prides itself on its friendly and professional approach and its focus customer care.
Information Security Audit Success with a personal touch!Posted: 30th March 2012 in Security News
Just over 4,000 offenders applied for teachers jobs in 2011, including paedophiles, violent thugs and drug dealers, the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) has revealed.Posted: 27th March 2012 in Security News
Agenda announces Dove House as 2012 Charity of the YearPosted: 18th January 2012 in Security News
Last year Agenda Security Services raised in excess of £300 for their chosen charity Dove House Hospice.
Agenda Happy Bloggers!Posted: 02nd December 2011 in Security News
Agenda has developed a new system for blogging useful pre-employment screening and security news items; we have also re-blogged all of our older guidance and news articles to enable them to be searched more effectively.
What Are The Top Ten Security Threats To Academia?Posted: 01st December 2011 in Security News
Edexcel Engage Clarke on International DevelopmentPosted: 21st November 2011 in Security News
Edexcel Engage Clarke on International Development
Agenda sets the standard on securityPosted: 19th November 2011 in Security News
The Security Services division of Agenda Resource Management Limited has successfully completed the British Standard Institute audit for ISO 27001 (formerly BS 7799:2 2002). Specialists in pre-recruitment staff screening, computer and data security, network penetration testing, ethical hacking, site security, security training and consultancy, the company claims to be amongst the very first organisations anywhere in the UK to have achieved this new and important accreditation.
Agenda presents at the Manchester CIPD HR Meeting!Posted: 16th November 2011 in Security News
Agenda provided two showcase presentations at this year's CIPD Meeting in Manchester within the Recruitment and Talent Management Hub and the Exhibitor Exchange.
Maintaining Compliance, Protecting Your InformationPosted: 11th November 2011 in Security News
There have been many horror stories about organisations "losing" sensitive and often personal information. Such losses are at least damaging to the reputation of the organisation but can also result in lost business, loss of trust and sanctions and/or fines from the Information Commissioners Office in relation to breaches of the requirements of the Data Protection Act.
Agenda's Security Awareness Workshop has Global Appeal!Posted: 11th November 2011 in Security News
Agenda presented a 4 hour security awareness workshop at a major International meeting in San Diego, USA in October. Independent workshop evaluation feedback has been provided by the organisers indicating that the workshop was a great success and very well received!
Concerned about employing an illegal worker, extremist or criminal? - You should be!Posted: 10th November 2011 in Security News
Could the "secret" decision taken by Home Office ministers to relax passport checks on foreigners have allowed extremists and criminals to enter Britain
Keeping Confidential Information Confidential is our Business: ISO27001 Re-Certification SuccessPosted: 10th November 2011 in Security News
Does the Governments CONTEST Strategy Affect You?Posted: 01st November 2011 in Security News
Agendas Commitment to The Bribery ActPosted: 11th September 2011 in Security News
Agenda is proud of the honest and ethical way in which it conducts business and in the commitment of its staff to uphold these values as they carry out their duties.
Organisations continue to employ illegal workersPosted: 20th August 2011 in Security News
Customer Satisfaction Continues on a high for Agenda Security ServicesPosted: 05th August 2011 in Security News
We recently surveyed a group of randomly selected clients, chosen independently by our business development team, removing any suggestion of bias or favour, to obtain their feedback on our service delivery.
Social Networks and the use of Social Media within organisations is happening and is inevitable, but what of the very real security concerns?Posted: 29th July 2011 in Security News
Agenda Participates in Needhams Open DayPosted: 22nd July 2011 in Security News
In June, Needhams 1834 ran a seminar in London aimed at exploring challenges for business continuity from the growth of protest in the UK. Delegates heard from speakers from the British Council on the challenges for crisis management and continuity they faced as a consequence of international uprising and unrest.
Team Based Business Continuity: Top Tips for SuccessPosted: 18th July 2011 in Security News
Client and Candidate Satisfaction High on the AgendaPosted: 04th July 2011 in Security News
Agenda Security Services Attends ASIS Security BriefingPosted: 19th June 2011 in Security News
Agenda attended the ASIS Breakfast briefing in Coventry.
Agenda Presents at the London CIPD HR Meeting! - July 2011Posted: 11th June 2011 in Security News
Agenda provided a showcase presentation entitled "Are You Really Checking Potential New Employees Properly?" at the CIPD Recruitment, Resourcing and Talent Management Conference in London (June 2011).
How vulnerable is your business to fraud, forgery or data theft?Posted: 11th June 2011 in Security News
Quality Management: High on the Agenda! - June 2011Posted: 04th June 2011 in Security News
Agenda - Proud to be Part of AUCSO Meeting Success!Posted: 13th April 2011 in Security News
Agenda was a proud sponsor of the recent Association of University Chief Security Officers (AUCSO) conference which was held in Bristol.
Has the global downturn affected the need for asset protection?Posted: 02nd April 2011 in Security News
Interested in Information Security? - choose ISO27001, we did and we have never looked back!Posted: 02nd April 2011 in Security News
Qualifications! - We take nothing at face value do you?Posted: 19th February 2011 in Security News
Agenda Awarded Skills Pledge CertificatePosted: 20th January 2011 in Security News
Agenda is pleased to receive the Skills Pledge Certificate from the Skills Funding Agency for its commitment to training and development. The letter that accompanied the certificate said "Congratulations on the leadership you have shown in making the skills pledge.
Customer Satisfaction at a record high - well done team!Posted: 16th January 2011 in Security News
December 2010 saw the completion of the second round of the Agenda Security Services customer satisfaction surveys for 2010. The surveys were independently carried out by the business development team using randomly selected clients to remove any suggestion of bias or favour.
Information Commissioners Office (ICO) provided with new powersPosted: 02nd December 2010 in Security News
Agenda presents at the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD) ConferencePosted: 01st December 2010 in Security News
YouTube advertising ground for identity thievesPosted: 11th November 2010 in Security News
Googles Nationwide Reverse Telephone Feature May Give Anyone Your Home AddressPosted: 01st November 2010 in Security News
Attorney General fined after failing to copy documents in immigration breachPosted: 15th October 2010 in Security News
This week sees a notable reminder that no employer is above being fined for breaching immigration requirements, as the UK Border Agency fines Baroness Scotland £5,000 for employing a migrant who didn't have the right to work in the United Kingdom.
UK Border Agency announces changes for sponsors under the points-based systemPosted: 07th October 2010 in Security News
Concerned about Insider Fraud? - Help is at hand!Posted: 05th October 2010 in Security News
Dealing with fraud after the event can be time consuming and extremely costly, there are of course a number of ways of reducing or preventing the risk.
Agenda published in ASIA InternationalPosted: 11th September 2010 in Security News
What are the top security threats facing the research sector?
Unlicensed security guards found working across the English Rivieras holiday parksPosted: 26th August 2010 in Security News
Agendas Quality Approach Pays Dividends!Posted: 10th August 2010 in Security News
Agenda is pleased to announce that we have successfully completed our latest ISO 9001:2008 full day audit conducted by ISOQAR.
Freedom of Information Guidance Document from Agenda Security ServicesPosted: 11th July 2010 in Security News
Freedom of Information and Data Protection Update!Posted: 19th June 2010 in Security News
Customer satisfaction at an all time high!Posted: 16th June 2010 in Security News
June saw the second round of customer satisfaction surveys for Agenda Security Services which was conducted again by our business development team using randomly generated clients, all of which have used our services within the last six months.
Agenda Team Gain ILM QualificationsPosted: 11th June 2010 in Security News
Agenda has always had a learning and development culture, accredited to Investors in People it recognises the importance of Continual Professional Development and underlines this by providing a Training Bank Account each year to facilitate vocational and non-vocational training to each and every one of its employees.
Agenda Screening Audit Paper Featured in WorkPlace LawPosted: 10th June 2010 in Security News
According to a recent article in the May/June 2010 edition of the Workplacelaw magazine which featured the results of an audit of pre-employment screening and security compliance of 35 interim, temporary and permanent staffing agencies you should be very concerned.
CIPD Showcase Success! - Are you really checking new employees properly?Posted: 08th June 2010 in Security News
Agenda attended the CIPD Recruitment Conference at Olympia in London on the 16th and 17th June 2010.
Loss of Information, Data Breaches and Costs all Increase!Posted: 08th June 2010 in Security News
Postal terrorism a bomb disposal experts perspectivePosted: 01st June 2010 in Security News
New Security Services Web Site We Check, We Screen, We Care!Posted: 15th May 2010 in Security News
Agenda signs up to the Personal Information PromisePosted: 06th May 2010 in Security News
Customer Feedback Indicates Agenda is on Track!Posted: 21st April 2010 in Security News
A survey was conducted by the business development team over several months choosing screening clients at random.
New Bribery Act Britains new fight against corruptionPosted: 13th April 2010 in Security News
Agenda proudly sponsors the AUCSO conferencePosted: 11th April 2010 in Security News
For those of you who may not be aware, the Association of University Chief Security Officers (AUCSO) was established over 25 years ago and brings together senior University security professionals from across the UK and increasingly from mainland Europe.
Beware the Lies on CVs Why we should take nothing at face value!Posted: 08th April 2010 in Security News
There's no doubt that we are seeing an increase in issues in relation to CVs, references and qualifications. Our own screening data suggest that, for example we know 1 in 20 qualifications are misquoted - that is not completed, grade exaggerated or simply fake.
The Data Protection Act Does not Bar Pre-employment, Retrospective or Continuous Employee ScreeningPosted: 20th March 2010 in Security News
Agenda Passes ISO27001 Audit with Flying Colours!Posted: 10th March 2010 in Security News
Agenda was one of the first 50 organisations in the UK to attain the ISO27001 Information Management Security Standard certification and is the only one to include the BS7858 security screening and BS8470 destruction of confidential materials codes of practice into its audited processes. We take your security seriously and continually strive to improve and innovate. However, we also recognise for our clients that externally audited accreditation and certification is important when selecting a pre-employment screening and vetting supplier.
Social Networking is a Still a Major Concern for OrganisationsPosted: 10th February 2010 in Security News
CRIMINAL RECORDS BUREAU / DISCLOSURE SCOTLANDPosted: 10th February 2010 in Security News
The process for obtaining details of the criminal history for a person who resides in England, Scotland and Wales is conducted through the Criminal Records Bureau or Disclosure Scotland.
Council Employ Dozens of Illegal ImmigrantsPosted: 01st February 2010 in Security News
In January 2010 it was reported that Haringey Council had employed 35 illegal immigrants between 2006 and 2009, the council revealed the findings under a Freedom of Information request.
ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS WORKING IN GOVERNMENT HIGHLIGHTS THE RISK OF USING AGENCY PERSONNELPosted: 13th January 2010 in Security News
Agenda Values Recognition Award Winner AnnouncedPosted: 10th January 2010 in Security News
Agenda prides itself on its friendly and professional approach and its focus customer care. In 2009 a new Agenda Values Recognition Programme was developed for all staff.
GOVERNMENT RELEASES NEW BASELINE PERSONNEL SECURITY STANDARD (BPSS)Posted: 18th December 2009 in Security News
Data and Information Loss Concerns Grow!Posted: 11th December 2009 in Security News
Organisations are becoming increasingly aware and worried about the loss of information, for example many have implemented rules restricting the use of social networking sites.
A way forward ... Through and out of recessionPosted: 01st December 2009 in Security News
I work with many businesses - manufacturing, distribution, retail, etc. on financial and operational issues and the following feelings and ideas are those expressed by colleagues and clients.
Agenda ISO9001: 2008 audit and security team member wins annual quality recognition award!Posted: 15th November 2009 in Security News
Agenda has held the ISO9001 Quality Management Certification since 1999 and was re-audited by ISOQAR on 16th November 2009 to ISO9001: 2008 including BS7858 Security Screening and BS8470 Destruction of Confidential Materials requirements.
Passport Heist Gang Jailed, Stolen Passports and Visas UnrecoveredPosted: 11th November 2009 in Security News
Charities Urged to CRB Check TrusteesPosted: 05th November 2009 in Security News
The Charity Commission's report issued in October 2009, Charities Back on Track 2008-09 said: "We remain concerned that the way charities manage procedures for safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries continues to be a key issue." The watchdog removed or suspended 30 such trustees last year, three times as many as the year before. The people involved included rapists and paedophiles and the Commission urges charities to refer potential trustees to the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) for vetting before making any appointments where children might be put at risk.
Government publishes new Security Policy FrameworkPosted: 19th September 2009 in Security News
Agenda launches new Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) Screening OptionsPosted: 11th September 2009 in Security News
Since the new version of the Government's Baseline Personnel Screening Standard (BPSS) was issued in March 2009 it has become clear that Government institutions and those providing services to Government organisations and departments need to comply with the BPSS.
How well do your suppliers screen their staff?Posted: 01st September 2009 in Security News
Hotmail hacked; 10,000 user details postedPosted: 01st September 2009 in Security News
Hotmail hacked; 10,000 user details posted
Criminal Record Bureau Effectiveness Concerns Calmed by the Home OfficePosted: 31st August 2009 in Security News
Despite the fact that over 1500 individuals were mistakenly given a clean record or accused of more serious offences than they had actually committed the Home Office pointed out that 99.96 per cent of the CRB's certificates were accurate over the past year.
The Vetting and Barring Scheme What you need to know!Posted: 24th August 2009 in Security News
Government Introduces revised Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS)Posted: 08th May 2009 in Security News
Agenda Security Services director has 2 part editorial in RISK UK magazinePosted: 11th April 2009 in Security News
In a two part series in the March and April 2009 Security publication Risk UK , Norman Mortell - Director of Agenda Security Services looks at the background checking of employees and applicants. With 39% of UK organisations having experienced a situation where their vetting procedures have allowed an employee to be hired who was later found to have lied or misrepresented themselves.
Agenda Adds Value To Internet Mining And Open Source SearchesPosted: 11th April 2009 in Security News
Deep web and Open Source checks have just taken on a new dimension at Agenda, a new addition to its Positive Open Source Intelligence (pOSINT) check is the inclusion of a new e-mail address search process.
Organisations support CPD despite uncertain timesPosted: 16th March 2009 in Security News
Another Successful ISO27001 Assessment for AgendaPosted: 01st March 2009 in Security News
FSA Chairman receives 2009 Peter Greenwood AwardPosted: 11th February 2009 in Security News
Skills for Security support investment in apprenticeshipsPosted: 09th February 2009 in Security News
Agenda Sail Through Reaccreditation to ISO9001 Standard!Posted: 10th December 2008 in Security News
In line with Agenda's customer and quality focused values Agenda is pleased to announce that on 16th December 2008, Agenda was reaccredited to the ISO9001 standard having continuously held previous versions of the standard since 1999 - almost 10 years of quality certification and improvement.
Agenda Customer Values InitiativePosted: 02nd December 2008 in Security News
Putting the client at the centre of everything they do has long been a motto of Agenda.
Agenda nominated for customer service awardPosted: 21st August 2008 in Security News
One of Agenda's global pharmaceutical clients has nominated Agenda for the prestigious National SOCAP (Society of Consumer Affairs Professionals) Award for Innovation in Customer Service.
What are the top ten security threats facing the research sector?Posted: 16th August 2008 in Security News
A Different View of the EnvironmentPosted: 10th August 2008 in Security News
Christmas trees, biofuels, luxury homes and coal fired power stations have at least one thing in common - environmental extremism.
Agenda captures new security chiefPosted: 06th June 2008 in Security News
Hull-based Agenda Group has appointed Alan Fletcher as Head of the company's Security Services business. Having moved through the ranks in the Cambridgeshire Constabulary up to the position of Detective Superintendent within the Criminal Investigations Department, Alan moved to the USA where he joined Target, the second largest chain of discount department stores in the country.
Agendas new candidate screening tool saves clients timePosted: 18th April 2008 in Security News
Agenda's new Candidate Input System (CIS), an advanced pre-employment screening tool, is proving to be a big success with clients and is saving their Human Resource teams as much as 30 minutes per candidate in the screening process.
Agenda on SecurityPosted: 01st September 2007 in Security News
East Yorkshire-based security specialists, Agenda Security Services, are to run a Business Security Seminar in partnership with AMJ Solicitors. The event, which is to be held at the KC Stadium on Wednesday, October 24th, is aimed at directors, managers and other members of staff who have responsibility for security, legal compliance and safety at work.
Agenda Director Becomes a member of ASISPosted: 05th February 2006 in Security News
In recognition of the increasingly global nature of security Norman Mortell has followed previous Agenda personnel in becoming a member of the prestigious ASIS association.