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14
Apr
Due Diligence checks in more than 165 countries: Garancie
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With governments and auditors cracking down across the globe, now seems the perfect time to highlight Credence's sister company, Garancie, who provide corporate due diligence checks in over 165 countries. Garancie specialises in helping their clients risk-check individuals and companies in any jurisdiction - whether it's off-shore, emerging or mature markets, Garancie has you covered. A market leader, Garancie was one of the first companies to create efficient, accurate methodology that has been helping companies to carry out scalable due…

01
Apr
European References: Pandemic Impact
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  • background screening . europe . pandemic . references .

Cafe staff in Rome after Italy resumed lockdown (AFP via Getty Images) Companies seeking European references must be wary. A burgeoning third-wave of COVID-19 infections is striking the continent, forcing countries to re-implement lockdown measures. Yahoo News reported on March 15th that Italy, one of the countries worst affected by the virus, went back into lockdown. The virus has caused more than 100,000 deaths in the country, giving it the dubious honour of being second only to the UK in…

17
Mar
Looking for a remote job – try Jooble
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Founders Roman and Evgeniy, who studied together at Kyiv Polytechnic Institute The pandemic has provided a harsh environment for job-seekers, so we'd like to highlight the service that the Ukrainian company Jooble provides if you are seeking new employment. They also provide support for the growing market for jobs based on home-working. Of course, that doesn't mean we recommend skipping on BPSS, criminal record checking or other relevant pre-employment screening! If you want to skip the explanation and just check…

16
Mar

NatWest said it ‘takes extremely seriously its responsibility to seek to prevent money laundering by third parties’ © Bloomberg Yesterday, the Financial Times reported that the regulator launched criminal proceedings after a client deposited £365 million through the UK bank Please find the original article here on the Financial Times' website. The FT reports that the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has began criminal proceedings against NatWest for breaking anti-money laundering rules. The case is a landmark under the law, being…

16
Mar
UK Criminal Record Checking: Industry Updates
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Session Two: Filtering & Disclosure Periods across the UK Register here: https://thepbsa.org/education/webinars/uk-criminal-record-checking-industry-updates-session-two-filtering-disclosure-periods-across-the-uk/ The Criminal Records Trade Body (CRTB) are pleased to be hosting the second in a series of live events aimed at providing insightful updates on the Criminal Record Checking industry in the UK.The event will shine a light on Criminal Record Checking (CRC) throughout the UK, and will feature the General Manager of Access Northern Ireland, Tom Clarke, and Director at Dominic Headley & Associates, Dominic Headley.The core…

Source: Swindon Advertiser, https://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/19141754.swindon-pair-admit-using-false-id-documents-get-work/ Last week, we reported on TrustID's findings regarding the prevalence of the use of false ID documents. Today, we're further aiming to highlight the need for thorough pre-employment screening. Using a real-world case study, let's see the risk you take in a world of sophisticated false IDs. This was first reported in the Swindon Advertiser. In an appearance at the Swindon Crown Court on Friday, 5th March, two defendants faced the judge. The first, Dyego Silveria…

04
Mar
Employment Screening: Statistics on Falsified Identity from 2020
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Source: https://www.trustid.co.uk/fake-identity-document-statistics-how-the-landscape-changed-in-2020/ TrustID recently released a blog post in which they analyse all the data they collected in 2020. All the information in this post comes from TrustID's analysis, so please visit their blog to see their insightful diagrams. Furthermore, the numbers they present bring the constant threat of identity fraud and the need for pre-employment screening into sharp relief. As TrustID's analysis shows, identity fraud trends are always evolving. However, we monitor these trends and can help mitigate the…

17
Feb
Shout: Providing mental health during the pandemic
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  • charity . mental health . pandemic . shout .

Credence is proud to support Shout 8528, a charity who provide vital mental health support via text message. Yesterday, Shout released a report detailing the fantastic work they have been doing throughout the pandemic, providing support through over half a million conversations at a time when it is most needed. You can read the full report here. Their press release states: More than a third (38%) of people who are seeking mental health support over text message have never opened…

04
Feb
Right to Work Checks and New Immigration Rules
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Due to the UK leaving the European Union as of December 31st, 2020, European nationals no longer have free movement into the UK. As a result, the government has put into practice new policies dealing with Right to Work in the UK. Let's take a look at the practical implications for your Right to Work processes. Bear in mind that it remains a legal requirement for you to conduct a Right to Work check on any new employee, no matter…

14
Jan
DBS and Disclosure Scotland Updates
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Both Disclosure Scotland, and England and Wales' Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) recently announced that they will be changing how they carry out criminal record checks in the future. There won't be any immediate impact from the changes - how you request a check, and the report you receive, will appear the same. However, the updates are important and this post will keep you up to date with the latest changes. The DBS and Disclosure Scotland are making changes to…