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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Is testing candidates before they apply the future of recruitment?

15 Nov 2017

Psychometric tests used to be long, formal exercises candidates would take some way into the recruitment process. But could testing...

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Are we too British when it comes to recruiting?

14 Nov 2017

How we recruit and manage people in different countries varies more than we might think. But how do these cultural...

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Background screening: Eight key checks employers must make

7 Nov 2017

Increased compliance means rising numbers of employers are performing numerous background checks on employees. Steve Smith...

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Time for change? Rehabilitation of offenders and the Lammy review

6 Oct 2017

Last month, David Lammy MP published a review recommending that, in certain cases, criminal records could be sealed from employers....

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Occupational health case study: pre-employment health clearance and exposure prone procedures

2 Oct 2017

This case study involves pre-employment health clearance by occupational health of a healthcare worker applying for a post involving exposure-prone...

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Gambling problems: Reducing the risk of corporate fraud

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Gambling has become more accessible than ever, with betting shops boasting machines that consume hundreds of pounds in minutes. Some...

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Facebook snooping on candidates? GDPR could put a stop to that

27 Jul 2017

Employers who snoop on potential job candidates on social media could soon be breaking the law under GDPR. Ed Stacey,...

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Five key compliance challenges for HR

29 Jun 2017

HR departments face a constant barrage of new regulation and compliance requirements, and forthcoming developments such as GDPR will add...

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Don’t let candidates be put off by an outdated hiring experience

11 Apr 2017

Finding the balance between effective candidate selection and a positive candidate experience is no mean feat. Charles Martin looks at...

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Job applicants with spurious intentions: what should employers do?

20 Mar 2017

Police in Scotland have been informed about a serial job applicant who threatens to launch legal action if he is...

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Recruitment data: Is this the dawn of the biometric CV?

21 Feb 2017

Wearable devices already measure metrics such as step count and heart rate. But could data generated from personal technology be...

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Tips for dealing with difficult pre-employment medical screening issues

8 Nov 2016

The Equality Act 2010 introduced a ban on pre-employment medical screening before a job offer is made. Six years on,...

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Illegal working: How employers can stay compliant

15 Aug 2016

Burger chain Byron made headlines last month when the Home Office arrested a number of illegal workers. Given the tougher...

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Does the rise of artificial intelligence mean the death of the recruiter?

19 Jul 2016

Recruitment is a prime candidate for automation through artificial intelligence and machine learning, but what does this mean for the...

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