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.


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TMP Worldwide took the coveted Work of the Year for its campaign for The AA.

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NHS boss who lied about degree receives prison sentence

24 Jan 2020

A senior NHS boss who gained his job by falsely stating he had a degree has received a suspended prison...

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Recruitment algorithms are ‘infected with biases’, AI expert warns

13 Dec 2019

The use of algorithms in “life-changing” decisions, such as recruitment, should be stopped immediately.

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Thousands of police staff not vetted properly, report warns

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

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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

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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’

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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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