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6 Probity Checks That Every Business Should Have

In conducting probity checks for our clients, we’ve had the unique insight and experience to identify recurring patterns and common misconduct. What’s interesting to see is that there’s a shifting trend towards strengthening pre-employment screening through probity checks as part of a broader hiring framework. The objective is to better protect businesses from making poor

6 Reasons Why Not Using Pre-Employment Screening Makes Your Business Vulnerable

Most employers know they need to conduct some form of pre-employment screening. Some introduce a comprehensive employment screening framework while others are haphazard in their approach. If you fall in the latter or don’t conduct any pre-employment screening during your hiring process, then your business is vulnerable to negative financial, legal and cultural risks.  Whether

Outsourcing Pre-Employment Checks – Is This Suitable For Your Business?

Outsourcing Pre-Employment Checks – Is This Suitable For Your Business? Pre-employment checks — In 2018, the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) conducted research that discovered that between 20 and 30 per cent of job applications contained some form of false information. The report states that “the detrimental effects that poor employment screening practices have

The value of pre-screening your job applicants

Pre-screening applicants is a quick and effective way to scope a candidate’s skills and qualities – before you even meet them.   The benefits of pre-screening can be a reduction in poor hiring choices and employee turnover, fostering enhanced workplace safety and security. A comprehensive pre-screen enables top-quality candidates to progress.  It saves time as

Why reference checks hold their value

For many, 2020 has been a year of challenges and rapid change. Industries have had new ways of working thrust upon them. The talent acquisition process has been impacted. More people are searching for jobs, yet some roles remain unfilled.   Amid this flurry of activity, it pays to be mindful and mitigate risk. Don’t

How to build teams that thrive in any environment

Businesses haven’t necessarily embraced change with COVID-19 and the overnight move from office work to working remotely.   The results have been mixed.  Some people have adapted and are maintaining a productive working week. Some have had change forced upon them. Others have faced the challenges of working from home mixed with family demands –

Employment Screening Framework – Why your organisation needs one

Business faces challenges recruiting and retaining employees.   Employees can be the greatest asset or the biggest risk of a business.  Workforce integrity and trustworthiness are crucial. Pre-employment screening can be the difference between hiring an excellent employee or subsequently finding you have a workplace liability. The goal of employment screening is two-fold: Verify the best

Ongoing employment screening: A valuable tool

Every industry undertakes some form of pre-employment screening.  It’s an important part of talent acquisition. Background screening can help you identify both the best candidates and potentially inappropriate ones.   But is that enough? Is the initial screening adequate to ensure individuals remain a valuable asset? In our opinion, no.  Employment screening should be ongoing. 

Top three employment checks

I recently asked HR leaders which background screening checks they thought were the most important.   Police checks were in everyone’s top three – no matter their role or industry.  Another key point was verifying details of a candidate’s past employment. That’s where the similarities ended.   From there on, HR leads were concerned about

When’s the best time to background screen employees?

‘Before you hire someone, of course!’ I can almost hear your response. And you’d be absolutely right but have you thought about the following?   Identifying and engaging a background screening provider; Undertaking a risk assessment (based on job description) to determine the checks you need a preferred candidate to undertake; Allowing the time for

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6 Probity Checks That Every Business Should Have

In conducting probity checks for our clients, we’ve had the unique insight and experience to identify recurring patterns and common misconduct. What’s interesting to see

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6 Reasons Why Not Using Pre-Employment Screening Makes Your Business Vulnerable

Most employers know they need to conduct some form of pre-employment screening. Some introduce a comprehensive employment screening framework while others are haphazard in their

Outsourcing Pre-Employment Checks – Is This Suitable For Your Business?

Outsourcing Pre-Employment Checks – Is This Suitable For Your Business? Pre-employment checks — In 2018, the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) conducted research that

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The value of pre-screening your job applicants

Pre-screening applicants is a quick and effective way to scope a candidate’s skills and qualities – before you even meet them.   The benefits of

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Why reference checks hold their value

For many, 2020 has been a year of challenges and rapid change. Industries have had new ways of working thrust upon them. The talent acquisition

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How to build teams that thrive in any environment

Businesses haven’t necessarily embraced change with COVID-19 and the overnight move from office work to working remotely.   The results have been mixed.  Some people