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Credit Check for Employment [2020 Update]

November 23, 2020

All You Need to Know about Credit Checks for Employment   Since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect, many organisations have had to increase their efforts to ensure that current and prospective employees do not misuse their positions. For companies working within financial institutions, security and many other fields of work, credit […]

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Why are DBS Checks Important for Employers? [2020 Update]

November 16, 2020

The Importance of DBS Check Screening for Employers   Every year, thousands of employers across the UK are required to conduct DBS checks. These could be required by their governing bodies or parent organisations, to ensure they are fulfilling their employment screening criteria and make safer recruitment decisions. Depending on the industry and what the […]

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What is BPSS? A Quick Guide | Baseline Personnel Security Standard

November 16, 2020

Everything You Need to Know About BPSS   What is BPSS clearance? Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) is the standard level of security screening for anyone working within, or on behalf of, a government department.  This security standard was introduced to reduce the risk of organisations hiring illegal workers, prevent identity fraud and protect national […]

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10 Background Checks that Employers Need to Incorporate

November 5, 2020

The number of employers who require cohesive, thorough background checks conducting on current and prospective employees is rising. With the increased demand for compliance across various industries, more and more employers are performing a growing number of background checks.  Some of these surround a person’s identity and criminal record history while others are more specific, […]

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What is the BS7858 Security Screening Standard? [New Guide]

October 28, 2020

There are several options available to employers when it comes to screening staff. One of the most common screening processes is a background check, specifically concerning individuals that want to work in a security environment.  To measure the effectiveness of companies conducting these pre-employment screening checks, the British Standards Institution (BSI) published a ‘best practice’ […]

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Benefits of Pre-Employment Screening Checks [2020 Update]

October 28, 2020

Background checks have become an integral part of the employee screening process for many organisations. Nearly every business, in almost every sector, conducts a range of employment background checks, including (but not limited to): Credit checks DBS checks Personal ID checks AML checks Right to work checks Checks against standards like BS7858, SMCR, PCI DSS […]

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COVID-19 and Right to Work Check Procedures

October 20, 2020

  Employers have a crucial role to play in ensuring all employees within an organisation are not working illegally. Businesses are required to check any employee has the right to work in the UK, and this is done via a very straightforward process.   What is a Right to Work Check? Employers check right to […]

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What is the SMCR and its Purpose?

October 12, 2020

There are several types of positions across the financial industry which require a financial background check to be completed. If anyone is responsible for handling accounts, funds, transactions or data, many FCA (Financial Conduct Authority) checks are compulsory, to ensure employers are making correct recruitment decisions. Financial companies regulated by the FCA and PRA (Prudential […]