Archive for ‘Current Affairs’ Category

04
Mar
Employment Screening: Statistics on Falsified Identity from 2020
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  • identity fraud . pre-employment screening . trustid .

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…

25
Feb
No DBS check? Sex Offenders Working as Private Tutors
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Source: BBC News The BBC published an article today which highlights the need for thorough background checks. In particular, the DBS criminal record check. The Enhanced DBS check is required to work with children. However, sex offenders are taking advantage of a loophole to get close to young people. The Covid-19 pandemic has forced schools across the country to close. Consequently, the lockdown has dramatically increased the demand for private tuition. The BBC writes: Although most tutors working for agencies…

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…

28
Jan
DBS Privacy Policy Update: GDPR compliance
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A short update from us today on the recent DBS privacy policy update. The DBS updated their policy on January 25th 2021. This change affects both candidates and companies applying for Standard and Enhanced DBS checks. You can view the full policy on the DBS website at this link. The changes to DBS privacy policy appear intended to bring it up-to-date with the latest GDPR rules. Although the UK has left the European Union, the government still maintains the privacy…

Credence was featured last month as one of the best professional services companies in the UK in an article by Welp Magazine. Using tools such as SEMrush and Crunchbase, Welp's analysts nominated Credence due to excelling in innovation, growth and market position - as well as for providing great value to our clients. Welp Magazine specialises in business analysis - particularly in areas where innovation is key. It's a pleasure for our work to be recognised - thanks for the…

27
Nov

https://thepbsa.org/education/webinars/uk-criminal-record-checking-industry-update/ Our Managing Director, Hedley Clark, will be speaking alongside Ian Johnston, Executive Director for The Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) in a free webinar hosted by our industry body, the PBSA. The webinar is aiming to illuminate progress in the Criminal Record Checking (CRC) industry throughout England and Wales and Hedley will be speaking on cooperation between the industry and the CRC. The first in a series of webinars planned by the PBSA, the theme will be tackling the…

11
Nov

A couple of months ago Barry Nixon, an eminent figure in the background screening world, posted a fascinating article about discrimination and the difficult questions the background screening industry faces regarding its role in propagating it. It’s an excellent read and forces those of us who make our livelihood through the industry to challenge some topics we’d perhaps rather avoid. I was inspired by Barry’s examination of the US situation. This spurred me to take a look at the parallels…

11
Nov
Reference Checks and Automation: Proper usage
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  • automated reference checks . background screening . reference checks .

Referencing checking - one of the most critical parts of the hiring process. A key way for an employer to make sure they aren't making a mistake in their hiring decision. SkillSurvey released a study showing 86% of reference checks are made before a company extends an offer of employment. However, it's a time-consuming process. With increasing worries about candidates being who they say they are, companies are turning to deeper levels of screening. HR Dive published an article exploring…

27
Oct
Digital Fraud Protection and Consumer Trust: The Future
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  • background screening . consumer trust . digital fraud . digitalisation .

TransUnion has recently sponsored a report by The Economist Intelligence Unit. This is a global survey of over 1,600 executives. The report hopes to gain an insight into their perspective of the rapid adoption of digitalisation by consumers as a result of COVID-19. It also examines the implications for digital fraud prevention and consumer trust. You can read the report here. The UK version of the report examines the opinions of 180 UK executives. It explores topics such as trends…