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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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Student Identity Checks

Student Identity Checks

Right to Work checks are a legal requirement for all workers in the UK, and for tenants who are renting property. These are basic identity checks, to ensure that an individual is who they say they are and has the legal right to live and work in the UK. Identity checks usually involve showing a basic identity document such as…

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Increasing Fines for Employing Illegal Workers

Increasing Fines for Employing Illegal Workers

On February 2024, the Home Office fines for employing illegal workers, or renting property to people who are not in the UK legally are to triple. Fines for employers are to rise to a maximum of £60,000 per illegal worker, and landlord fines to £20,000 per illegal tenant. Although fines are easily avoided by running proper identity checks on employees…

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Onboarding – What is It?

Onboarding – What is It?

One of the latest management buzzwords is “onboarding”, a term which is cropping up in more and more job adverts. If you’re applying for a new position and have heard that the company will be onboarding new workers, what exactly should you expect from that process? Employee onboarding is a term which describes everything a company does to introduce newly…

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Right to Rent Rules Updated

Right to Rent Rules Updated

Since 2014 in England, landlords and lettings agents have had the legal responsibility to carry out detailed checks on tenants before a tenancy agreement starts. These identity checks are aimed at stopping individuals without lawful immigration status from being able to rent property from a private landlord and is known as Right to Rent checks. If a landlord or letting…

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CV Fraud Statistics

CV Fraud Statistics

CV fraud is a growing concern among recruiters, and a recent survey shows they have good reason to be concerned. One in five people, or twenty percent, either admit to lying themselves on their CV, or know someone who has lied about their qualifications on their CV in the past year. More shocking for employers, 40% of employees who suspect…

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