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Most employers request references on a prospective employee to verify, for example, information about his or her employment history. Any job offer should be made conditional on satisfactory references.
Employers may receive a request from another employer for a reference on an employee or former employee to a prospective employer.
11 Feb 2015
Sarah Rushton looks at the problems associated with providing employee references and questions what value they have when employees change...
5 Dec 2014
In DLA Piper’s latest case report, a Court of Appeal decision highlights the need for employers to invest time and...
10 Nov 2014
LinkedIn is facing a class action lawsuit in California over its premium “reference search” function that allows employers to identify...
Human resources professionals need to balance risk and trust in assessing fraud liability as former Bexley council accountant is jailed for stealing £220,000
10 Jul 2007
The role of HR in managing employee fraud is again under the spotlight following the jailing for two-and-a-half years of...
10 Jul 2007
Lies, lies and more damned CV lies: CV mendacity has reached epidemic proportions, but the law now rests with employers.The...
8 Aug 2005
A quarter of CVs submitted for financial sector jobs contained incorrect or false information, suggesting an intention to deceive
1 Mar 2005
The Security Industry Authority (SIA) has introduced the licensing of guards and the accreditation of security service suppliers. The ethos...
3 Feb 2005
Last month’s jailing of unqualified gynaecologist Dr Henry Akpata and the forced resignation of NHS Trust chief executive Neil Taylor...
1 Mar 2004
In the wake of Ian Huntley’s murder convictions for the deaths of two young girls, what are employers’ legal options...
1 Mar 2004
Making it contractual to regularly check staff for criminal records is one way of ensuring employees do not slip through...
10 Feb 2004
Painting an accurate picture of prospective employees is becoming increasingly critical for organisations, but how does HR go about doing it? Kath Burke looks at the techniques of pre-employment screening