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29
Jul
Screening and remote recruiting
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Screening and remote recruiting: hiring blind or the personal touch Consider how internationally mobile the modern workforce is. Nonetheless, it’s not uncommon to hire someone you’ve never met in person when interviewing candidates relocating from abroad. However, social distancing has made this a reality for even domestic hiring businesses as interviews are made impossible. There are pros and cons to this aspect of the recruitment process. You lack the ability to make that instinctual “chemistry” judgment. The feeling of whether…

28
Jul
Third of employees asked to commit furlough fraud
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New research has emerged suggesting that around a third of employees have been requested to commit furlough fraud during the Covid-19 lockdown - along with staff experiencing pay cuts, or even deportation threats in addition to being furloughed. According to a survey by Crossland Employment Solicitors, 34% of employees have been asked by their bosses to work while being furloughed by their company. At one manufacturing firm, staff received a 20% pay cut as well as being expected to continue…

27
Jul
Screening: Why your personal brand is important
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Screening: Why your personal brand is important A new survey has revealed that 90% of employers factor candidate’s social media accounts into their hiring decisions. Furthermore, 79% have rejected a candidate based on their social media content. It’s a challenging time to be in the job market. So, this article goes into detail about how you can improve your personal brand - and get through the screening process. Check out the full article here. What Employers Look for in a…

21
Jul
Shout: Credence’s chosen charity for 2020
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Shout: for support in a crisis Credence is proud to support Shout as our chosen charity for 2020. When saying it aloud is tough, let your fingers do the talking. Don’t forget that if you’re experiencing a tough time and don’t know where to go, you can text them on 85258 to speak over text with trained Crisis Volunteers. Who are we? Shout is the UK’s first 24/7 text service, free on all major mobile networks, for anyone in crisis…

21
Jul
Employment Background Screening: Industry Trends
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PBSA and HR.com Release 4th Industry Survey Results: Trends in Employment Background Screening   The PBSA and HR.com have collaborated to examine industry trends in the employment background screening industry. Their report goes into detail about what checks are being conducted - on who and how often. The report also examines the increasing value of international screening opportunities. PBSA commissioned HR.com to conduct the 4th annual survey of our end-user community. This report reveals emerging trends in who is being…

16
Jul

Last year, Credence worked with Prospects Hedd to analyze 55,000 CVs and found that a staggering 15% of them contained academic discrepancies (particularly around degrees). Half of UK employers have been a victim of degree fraud. However, many do not take action to safeguard their business. Continuing, here are the key findings: A quarter of CVs contains inconsistencies. Moreover, 15% were related to a candidate's academic achievements. Furthermore, discrepancies in employment accounted for 52% of the CVs flagged with a…