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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…

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…