Fraud Case Highlights Recruitment Risks

Fraud Case Highlights Recruitment Risks

Employers are too trusting during the recruitment process and shouldn’t take information at face value, says The Risk Advisory Group. This warning follows the news that a woman stole £17,000 from her employer after hiding a previous workplace fraud. The case’s judge noted that she had kept this information to herself during the recruitment process but The Risk Advisory Group says that deception on behalf of an employer is not an excuse for hiring a rogue candidate. “It’s no surprise that job candidates will aim to hide details they’d prefer a potential employer not to know about,” said Michael Whittington, head of employee screening. “But it’s a two-way process. Employers need to be aware of these vulnerabilities when putting people into positions of trust and conduct thorough background checks.”

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W. Barry Nixon is the COO, the leading background screening information portal and online worldwide directory of professional background screening firms and Suppliers to the background screening industry. He co-authored the landmark book, Background Screening & Investigations: Managing Hiring Risk from the HR and Security Perspective. He also is the publisher of award winning newsletters, The Background Buzz and The Global Background Screener, and the author of the Background Checks column in PI Magazine.

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