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 The 2012 version will be formally withdrawn as a standard, on the 31st March 2020.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 …

How recruiters can tell clients their employer brand is CRUCIAL

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As a recruiter, you can often find yourself coaching clients about a whole run-through of different tasks. Whether it’s writing job advertisement copy, helping them to improve their social media feed or showing them best practice when it comes to interviews, recruiters are usually there. Increasingly though, recruiters might be coaching their clients on how to improve their employer brand. …

References required for all staff under proposed legislation.

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New legislation could prevent employers from withholding references for former employees, in a move designed to protect individuals who have faced discrimination or harassment from being intimidated. The government proposal, announced by business secretary Andrea Leadsom, would mean that for the first time employers would be obliged to provide at least a basic reference for any former employee. It forms …

DBS Checks to be introduced for MOT Garages

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The DVSA has recently announced that security checks in the form of DBS Checks are to be introduced for MOT Garage Owners and Managers. This new process will replace the countersigning of driving licences or passports to check credentials. From 1 November 2019, staff must tell DVSA immediately if they get a conviction where one of the following is imposed: …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …