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.


Businesses ignore terror threat

17 Feb 2005

Too many businesses are ill-prepared for the possibility of a terrorist attack, according to an NOP poll for the Institute...

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Background checks: protecting the innocent

3 Feb 2005

Last month’s jailing of unqualified gynaecologist Dr Henry Akpata and the forced resignation of NHS Trust chief executive Neil Taylor...

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British Psychological Society critical of ‘unsophisticated’ doctor recruitment

13 Jan 2005

Traditional interview processes currently used by health authorities to recruit doctors are unsophisticated and lack scientific rigour, according to new...

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Government in firing line over discrimination against those with HIV

11 Jan 2005

Goverment policies have been blamed for fuelling discrimination against people with HIV.
A study by the National Aids Trust and...

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Pre-employment screening

12 Oct 2004

Lies, omissions and inaccuracies on CVs are on the increase, but this is good news for the UK’s pre-employment screening and vetting agencies.

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Agent work

1 Apr 2004

The Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Business Regulations 2003 have been some time in the making. But after a number of consultations, the update to the 1976 Regulations finally comes into force this month, with a three-month period for implementation.

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Looks good on paper?

30 Mar 2004

As prospective employees become more deceitful in their CVs and job applications, HR must become more rigorous in checking the facts.

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Protecting who?

1 Mar 2004

In the wake of Ian Huntley’s murder convictions for the deaths of two young girls, what are employers’ legal options...

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Check mate

1 Mar 2004

Making it contractual to regularly check staff for criminal records is one way of ensuring employees do not slip through...

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Puzzle it out

10 Feb 2004

Painting an accurate picture of prospective employees is becoming increasingly critical for organisations, but how does HR go about doing it? Kath Burke looks at the techniques of pre-employment screening

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