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Employee vetting – it’s not just criminal history you need to check.

By | 2017-04-14T10:07:26+00:00 July 13th, 2016|Checkback News|

When thinking about checking the background of potential employees, business often only think about making sure they haven’t got a criminal record but there’s more to an employee background check than that. Companies can face severe difficulties if it turns out that an employee’s CV isn’t quite what it was cracked up to be and [...]

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Data Protection for Recruitment

By | 2017-04-14T10:07:27+00:00 June 4th, 2015|Checkback News|

  It's important that HR managers and recruitment professionals understand that any business in Ireland that collects or uses data for employment purposes must comply with the Data Protection Act. This means that when you are recruiting, if you ask potential candidates for any personal data then you need to make sure that you are [...]

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Fitness and probity for the HR department

By | 2017-04-14T10:07:27+00:00 May 21st, 2015|Checkback News|

by Stuart Walker The financial crash of the noughties resulted in a series of regulatory changes in Ireland and one of these relates to the quality of people employed in positions of responsibility. A new Fitness and Probity Regime came into effect on 1 December 2011 for all regulated financial service providers other than credit [...]

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CCTV – watching the watchers through PSA33 2014

By | 2017-04-14T10:07:27+00:00 April 19th, 2015|Checkback News|

by Stuart Walker Closed Circuit TeleVision (CCTV) has seen a massive expansion over the last few years and it’s now a rare high street that isn’t festooned with camera fixtures. But how can the public be assured that the people monitoring the systems are fit and proper? The security regulator the Private Security Authority (PSA) [...]

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Not vetting your hires can hurt

By | 2017-04-14T10:07:27+00:00 March 14th, 2015|Checkback News|

Not vetting your hires can hurt by Stuart Walker Checkback International   We live in an information age, and with sources of knowledge and services proliferating at an ever increasing rate it is easy for employers to think that there is no simple way to check a potential employees’ background. Checkback was created to help [...]

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Little white lies can come back to haunt you

By | 2017-04-14T10:07:27+00:00 February 2nd, 2014|Checkback News|

Little white lies can come back to haunt Connacht Tribune February 2nd People who start ... job hunting should avoid trying to mislead potential employers, according to an Irish pre-employment screening company. Between 30 and 40 per cent of job applicants are estimated to mislead potential employers about their education record, their professional qualifications and previous [...]

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Employees gamble with job applications fraud

By | 2017-04-14T10:07:27+00:00 January 26th, 2014|Checkback News|

Irish Examiner January 26th, Forged identity papers, fake college records, concealed criminal records, and senior executives who have assumed the identity of dead people to hide a murky past--no trick(seems) too low ... Fraudulent job applicants and even long established employees are coming under even closer scrutiny to ensure they are everything they claim to [...]

The screen test

By | 2017-04-14T10:07:28+00:00 January 1st, 2014|Checkback News|

Irish Independent January 1st, Job seekers who mislead potential employers need to watch out as pre-employment screening is being used by more companies. Between 30 and 40pc of job applicants are estimated to mislead potential employers about their education record, their professional qualifications and previous employment history, according to Dublin-based Checkback International. Joey Lyons, general [...]