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Employment Screening Jargon

Employment Screening Jargon

Every industry sector has its own vocabulary and jargon. If you’re not up to date with all the different phrases and expressions used, then it’s easy to get lost in confusion about what is actually being said. We’ve put together a handy glossary to help explain some of the most common phrases in plain English. DBS – DBS stands for…

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Easy Ways to Boost Your Credit Score

Easy Ways to Boost Your Credit Score

Credit checking is becoming increasingly common in pre-employment checking for a wider range of occupations than ever. Employers do require your consent to run a credit check, and it is usually a strategy for employers in the financial services or insurance industries. A credit check under these circumstances isn’t about seeing how you spend your money or looking at whether…

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Does Checking My Credit Score Make it Lower?

Does Checking My Credit Score Make it Lower?

If you’re looking for a job in financial services, or in other positions where you have access to client accounts or money, then it’s standard practice to have a credit check before starting work. Credit checking as part of pre-employment checks is about weeding out potential employees who are in a serious financial mess, one severe enough which could tempt…

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Consent for Pre-Employment Checks

Consent for Pre-Employment Checks

Most employers will conduct pre-employment checks on people who are applying to work with their company. The process varies but will almost certainly include a right to work check, along with checks into everything from social media use to credit checking. There aren’t many rules and laws around pre-employment checks, but one generally accepted policy is to get consent from…

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Chasing References Effectively

Chasing References Effectively

It’s a buyers’ market when it comes to job hunting at the moment, with dozens – or even hundreds – of people applying for each vacancy, how do you weed out the people who are worth employing from the ones who don’t make the grade? Recruitment is expensive and time-consuming, and making the wrong decision can leave you with other…

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Verifying Academic Qualifications

Verifying Academic Qualifications

Employers are increasingly demanding proof of academic qualifications for the people they hire. Most jobs will now specify a minimum of GCSE qualifications in English and Maths, and for higher level positions there may be a requirement for a specific degree or qualification. But with some surveys suggesting as many as 85% of people lie on their CVs, how can…

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Why I should be Trojan Horse Beware

Why I should be Trojan Horse Beware

Like its namesake from ancient Greek history, a Trojan Horse presents itself in a harmless form, lulling its victims into a sense of false security. The original malware miscreant, it is a decoy, ushering in malicious software that can often go undetected. Do Trojan Horses attack personal computers? As long as you have information that is of interest to the…

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How to Prevent Identity Theft

How to Prevent Identity Theft

Identity theft is when your personal details are stolen and to be used in illicit dealings such as accessing your funds, applying for credit in your name and ordering goods online using your card details. Going through your rubbish, known as “dumpster diving” is old hat because these days criminals don’t have to get their hands dirty to steal your…

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