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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.
28 Jun 2019
Half of UK organisations rely on instinct and gut feel when it comes to assessing skills despite need to analyse data.
24 Jun 2019
A police officer in Wiltshire Constabulary suffered from a degree of hearing loss but this did not affect her ability to do her job, the Court of Appeal has ruled.
30 Apr 2019
Introducing chatbots for recruitment has helped slash candidate drop-out rates and average time to hire at delivery firm Yodel. How has this been achieved?
29 Mar 2019
Ahead of World Autism Awareness Week, employers should be thinking about creating an inclusive and supportive working environment for neurodiverse...
27 Mar 2019
Research from pre-hire assessment start-up ThriveMap has shown that 48% of employees have left a role because it wasn’t what...
22 Mar 2019
More and more employers are turning towards blind recruitment methods such as removing names from CVs to reduce bias. But...
30 Jan 2019
The Supreme Court has rejected a government appeal against a human rights ruling won by a group of people who...
17 Jan 2019
The charity Oxfam failed to tackle an environment that allowed sexual misconduct and bullying to go unchecked, according to an interim independent review.
29 Oct 2018
Two in five people are being hired into roles which they discover they do not have the right soft skills...
25 Oct 2018
Around a fifth of national employers – including a number of household name companies – ask jobseekers for information about...
14 Sep 2018
A letter that gives one month’s notice should not automatically be interpreted as a letter of resignation, an employment appeal...
3 Jul 2018
What kind of background checks can employers carry out before taking on a new employee, and has this been affected...
13 Apr 2018
Putting a job candidate’s experience and skills into context can help employers find overachievers. Raphael Mokades, founder and MD of...
19 Mar 2018
If you haven’t heard of blockchain, perhaps you’ve heard of Bitcoin, the cryptocurrency that uses its technology? Sam Fletcher of...