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.


Neurodiversity: Creating a supportive working environment

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

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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Recruitment: don’t underestimate skills because of background

13 Apr 2018

Putting a job candidate’s experience and skills into context can help employers find overachievers. Raphael Mokades, founder and MD of...

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Five ways blockchain could change the face of HR

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...

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What the Oxfam scandal can teach us about background checking

5 Mar 2018

The recent scandals involving Oxfam and other charities have come as a surprise to many, but could these embarrassing allegations...

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Why should candidate experience matter to business?

5 Feb 2018

What can better candidate experiences achieve that will convince boards to invest in them? Nicola Sullivan argues that improving candidate...

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Insider threats: How an IT security company keeps itself safe

29 Jan 2018

How does an IT security company ensure its own employees don’t pose a risk? With insider threats on the rise...

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RAD Awards 2018: Prison Service and Havas win Work of the Year

25 Jan 2018

An integrated campaign that challenged the public’s perception of running a prison has won top prize at this evening’s RAD...

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