Pre-employment screening

Pre-employment screening is an important part of the recruitment process for many employers.

It generally refers to any vetting procedure or practice relating to candidate selection, including drawing up job descriptions and application forms, checking references and candidates’ backgrounds for discrepancies, interviewing, and verifying candidates’ details.


TUC urges new laws to rein-in artificial intelligence

The TUC has sounded the alarm over ‘huge gaps’ in UK employment law over the use of AI.

Could we see the rise of the weekend interview?

2 Mar 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic has transformed how we hire people, including how and when we interview and communicate with candidates.

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

The 2021 RAD Awards shortlist revealed

18 Feb 2021

The shortlist for the 2021 RAD Awards – which celebrate excellence in employer branding, talent attraction and recruitment advertising –...

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

How will technology support background screening in 2021?

29 Dec 2020

Background screening is an area ripe for automation and technological innovation. Conal Thompson looks at some of the emerging trends...

Continue Reading Comments { 1 }

Personnel Today Awards 2020: Talent Management Award shortlist

26 Oct 2020

We continue our countdown to the Personnel Today Awards 2020 by taking a closer look at the organisations shortlisted for...

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Government proposes time reduction for disclosure of spent convictions

16 Sep 2020

Changes announced to make it easier for ex-offenders to find employment...

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Six tips to avoid being overwhelmed with job applications

14 Sep 2020

With so little recruitment this year, organisations with vacancies report being inundated with applications for the limited roles they have...

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }
WeWork

Why we are not identifying the right leaders

21 Aug 2020

Talent risks being wasted through poor decision-making that is based on uninformed, inconsistent and biased information, writes Roger Philby.

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

HR in a pandemic: How three companies dealt with a surge in demand

2 Jul 2020

For organisations up and down the country, Covid-19 has put considerable strain on HR. Many in the profession are facing...

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

3,000 police officers hired as recruitment drive moves online

30 Apr 2020

The government has said it is on track to meet its target of 6,000 additional police officers in England and...

Continue Reading Comments { 1 }

How can essential employers cope with increased demand on HR?

3 Apr 2020

With so much focus on furlough and emergency support for struggling employers during the coronavirus crisis, what about those organisations...

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Coronavirus: Recruiter reports 67% spike in video interviews

16 Mar 2020

The number of companies using video interviews to hire staff spiked by 67% in the past four weeks due to...

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

What does IR35 mean for background screening?

3 Mar 2020

When it comes to the upcoming changes to IR35 legislation, worker status should not be the only thing on employers’ minds.

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Aid agencies urged to join staff misconduct data sharing scheme

25 Feb 2020

More UK aid agencies are being encouraged to join a data-sharing scheme which helps stop perpetrators of sexual abuse from...

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Opening doors: the benefits of recruiting ex-offenders

6 Feb 2020

With research suggesting skills shortages in some sectors are at their highest level since 2008, an increasing number of employers...

Continue Reading Comments { 2 }