Top Three Employment Checks

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 the job and […]

When’s The Best Time To Background Screen Employees?

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 the […]

2020 Vision – Make Your New Year A Great New Year

2020 Vision Make Your New Year A Great New Year

Welcome to 2020. And welcome to a brand new year you want to kick off the right way. So, first things first …. who are you hoping to bring into the fold this year?  If you’re like other employers, you’ll have high hopes – and high expectations – for any new employees you’re looking to […]

Good Help Is Easy To Find

Good Help Is Easy To Find

Finding good help has always been a tough job. Whether it’s a mechanic, accountant or CEO you need, finding the right person can be fraught with pitfalls. It can be a jungle fighting your way through CVs, references, agency recommendations, credentials, qualifications, personal recommendations, background checks … You know the headaches of hiring. It’s painful. Stressful. But […]

Can You Mitigate The Risk Of Employee Fraud Before It Occurs?

Can You Mitigate The Risk Of Employee Fraud Before It Occurs

We’ve pondered this question in light of disturbing reports of employee fraud recently. Does fraudulent behaviour only occur when opportunity presents itself? Or do fraudsters seek out businesses with a lack of oversight that allow them to wreak their havoc? We know common triggers and stresses can drive fraudulent behaviour. And we recognise patterns such […]

Employment Screening: Five Reasons Why Your Business Needs It

Employment Screening Five Reasons Why Your Business Needs It

Businesses face challenges recruiting and retaining employees in today’s fast-paced world. Employees can be the greatest asset or the biggest risk of a business.  Employment screening can help increase workforce integrity and trustworthiness. Let’s look at five reasons why your business needs employment screening. I’ve always been curious about what makes a good employee and […]

Lies On Resumes – Why Would You?

Lies On Resumes – Why Would You

Former Google senior vice president Laszlo Bock says he reviewed more than 20,000 resumes while at the company. According to inc.com, he found five mistakes repeated over and over. What jumps out on the list is #5: “There are a lot of things you could lie about on a résumé, and Bock has seen them […]