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Key Reasons Why People Fail Social Media Screening

Key Reasons Why People Fail Social Media Screening

In 2024, almost everyone has a social media presence somewhere on the internet. Social media screening is a quick, easy, and cheap way for employers to gain insights into prospective candidates and gives them a different insight into their personality and interests. Social media background checks are increasingly common, with up to 90% of recruiters or HR teams using them…

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Director Checks What Are They?

Director Checks What Are They?

Employing a new director for your business without conducting the proper director checks can be a recipe for disaster, causing potential damage to your company’s reputation. Director checks are not as well-known as other types of identity checks and background checks but should be an important part of the recruitment process. Director checks involve careful checking and verification of information…

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Trends in Fake ID Documents

Trends in Fake ID Documents

2023 marked a turning point in the way in which employers run background checks on people applying to work. 2023 saw a surge in online background checking, increased reliance on technology-driven identity checks and adaptations in response to remote working. Increasingly doing identity checks online was partly in response to the shift to home working after the pandemic, and partly…

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Airside Pass Background Screening for Aviation

Airside Pass Background Screening for Aviation

An airside pass, also referred to as an airport security pass or airport identification card, gives authorised workers access to secure areas within airports in the UK. These secure areas, collectively known as the “airside,” are not just restricted zones such as boarding gates, baggage halls and runways, but also the shops, bars and restaurants which are past the security…

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Employment Gap Analysis

Employment Gap Analysis

Anyone looking for a job knows that big gaps on their CV between finishing one job and starting another can be a red flag for employers. The temptation is often to tweak lengths of employment to extend employment periods and minimise the gaps, but it this really a good plan? Most employers now have a detailed process for checking out…

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Time to Check Everyone’s Right to Work

Time to Check Everyone’s Right to Work

If you’re running a business, you’ll know how important it is to make sure that everyone working for you has the right to work legally in the UK. The Home Office is intensifying efforts against illegal employment, particularly in the hospitality sector, with a recent announcement that fines are to triple, and that enforcement operations are to be increased by…

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Risks of Not Doing Thorough Background Checking

Risks of Not Doing Thorough Background Checking

The level of checking which applicants for new jobs must go through has increased significantly in recent years. Increased fines and enforcement around illegal working has forced employers to run proper identity checks on both permanent and contract workers, and for other positions, employers opt for a thorough background screening check on potential hires. This screening is thought by many…

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Fake Document Ads Found on Social Media

Fake Document Ads Found on Social Media

An investigative snapshot by a consumer magazine has uncovered dubious and fraudulent advertisements offering UK driving licenses for as much as £600 – without the need to take a driving test. A series of suspicious claimed to offer a “registered driving licence” without a test in “just a few working days”. Another company was found to be offering a replacement…

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Digital Right to Work Checks

Digital Right to Work Checks

In early 2022, the Government introduced updates to the existing Right to Work laws. The Right to Work checks were introduced in the UK around a decade ago, as a way of making sure that everyone who has a job in the UK is both in the UK legally and has the right visa for working. These identity checks are…

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