All Posts By "Nix" (Total Posts: 1043)

Asking for Employer References – What Can You Ask, And When? GDPR and Other Legal Considerations

Although there is no standardised reference request, a few common questions include a confirmation of dates of employment (start and end date); a confirmation of the last job role in the company; salary; job responsibility; any issues of misconduct; a character reference; absence records; relationships with management and co-workers; rehire considerations; and the reason for ...

Urgent Checks for 3,000 Foreign Medics After NHS Doctor Used Fake Degree for 22 Years

More than 3,000 doctors will have their backgrounds screened after 56-year-old doctor Zholia Alemi was found to be working as a psychiatrist for the NHS despite not having the required qualifications. Alemi’s fraud was discovered after Carlisle’s News and Star newspaper began an investigation. She was found guilty last month of faking an elderly patient’s ...

The Difficulty with International Criminality Checking

Data released by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) has revealed that 11 percent of all people employed in the United Kingdom are non-UK nationals. Although it is a more complicated process, hiring foreign nationals is a way the country fills skills shortages and meets labour demands, as well as increases diversity in the workplace. ...

EU DPAs Receive Thousands of Complaints Under the GDPR

In late October, European Digital Rights (EDRi) published statistics collected from eight European Union (EU) Member States that indicate that the entry of the General Data Protection Regulation has resulted in thousands of complaints from EU individuals. The United Kingdom’s DPA, the United Kingdom Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), topped the list of complaints received at ...

EU Approves Regulation Prohibiting National Data Storage Requirements

European Union (EU) institutions recently reached a political agreement on a regulation that would prohibit requirements for national data storage. The effort, which is intended to encourage the free flow of non-personal data in Europe, requires that EU states communicate to the European Commission any remaining or planned data localisation restrictions. Public authorities still will ...

EU and U.S. Second Annual Review of Privacy Shield

The first day of a review of the Privacy Shield, a framework that regulates and facilitates the exchange of personal data across the Atlantic, focused on the commercial aspects of the regulation in relation to its enforcement and oversight. The second day included developments concerning the collection of personal data by United States authorities for ...

Hire Right

Various markets in India are seeing significant growth in the workforce, reinforcing the need for updates to background screening processes. Banking, for instance, have introduced mobile options in an effort to reach remote corners of the country. The sector has seen 24,374 new bank branches opened by public and private banks in a four-year span, ...

Churches Ramp Up Background Checks to Ensure Safety

Background screening company LifeWay has been adding about 160 customers per month since teaming up with backgroundchecks.com, according to staff person Jennie Morris. Part of the growth is credited to a $10 price point for a search that includes nationwide sex offender registry, various terrorist watch lists, more than 600 million felony, misdemeanor and traffic records ...

Selecting A Screening Provider, A Strategic Decision – A 10 Point-Guide

When international companies establish operations in the region, they need to align their best practices in HR Compliance with the global standards that govern their operations in other parts of the world. Preserving the company’s reputation, security, and data protection are fundamental. Selecting a provider who guarantees these levels of compliance is a strategic decision of ...

Excons Need Not Apply: Are We Creating A New Underclass That Is Not Able To Get A Job?

The U.S. locks up more people than any other nation, and therefore releases more people from prison each year - more than 650,000 per year (120,000 per year in L.A. County alone). And with a job market that increasingly locks out people with criminal convictions experts say it is no wonder that nearly 70% of ...