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.


Thousands of police staff not vetted properly, report warns

Thousands of police officers and staff in England and Wales have not been properly vetted, a police watchdog has warned....

Seven ways to create an awesome candidate experience

10 Sep 2019

Despite many employers making efforts to improve their candidate experience, some still fall short on the simplest aspects. Lee Biggins,...

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Guide to inclusive recruitment

30 Jul 2019

PROMOTED | Inclusion is a key issue for any recruitment professional, but how can you make sure your business is doing all it can to attract, and retain, a wide-range of talent?

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‘HR held back by failure to use data effectively’

28 Jun 2019

Half of UK organisations rely on instinct and gut feel when it comes to assessing skills despite need to analyse data.

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Police officer’s ‘perceived disability’ was discriminatory

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.

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How chatbots improved Yodel’s candidate experience

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?

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Neurodiversity: Creating a supportive working environment

29 Mar 2019

Ahead of World Autism Awareness Week, employers should be thinking about creating an inclusive and supportive working environment for neurodiverse...

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Half of job candidates sold an ‘unrealistic dream’

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...

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Is blind recruitment truly gender blind?

22 Mar 2019

More and more employers are turning towards blind recruitment methods such as removing names from CVs to reduce bias. But...

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Supreme Court rejects government appeal on criminal record checks

30 Jan 2019

The Supreme Court has rejected a government appeal against a human rights ruling won by a group of people who...

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Oxfam’s ‘toxic work environment’ allowed sexual misconduct allegations to go unchecked

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.

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Two in five hired into jobs not suited to their personality

29 Oct 2018

Two in five people are being hired into roles which they discover they do not have the right soft skills...

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Fifth of employers ask about criminal records in potentially unlawful way

25 Oct 2018

Around a fifth of national employers – including a number of household name companies – ask jobseekers for information about...

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Giving notice to leave a job is not always a letter of resignation

14 Sep 2018

A letter that gives one month’s notice should not automatically be interpreted as a letter of resignation, an employment appeal...

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Top 10 HR questions June 2018: Sporting events and background checks

3 Jul 2018

What kind of background checks can employers carry out before taking on a new employee, and has this been affected...

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