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GDPR – What you need to know

There’s been a lot of noise around the subject of GDPR and it’s certainly true that for some businesses it will cause a fair amount of disruption but for the majority of firms it really doesn’t have to be the trauma that some are describing. Here at Checkback International we provide pre-employment background checks and…
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8 tips to revive your HR department

When companies grow, and as people move on, the Human Resource department can often be left behind as the business concentrates on operational excellence. Refreshing your HR department will not only make it more efficient it will also make sure that your people processes are adding value to the organisation as a whole. As a…
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Fitness and probity for the HR department

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 unions.  This new…
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Employee vetting – it’s not just criminal history you need to check

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

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 compliant,…
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Fact or Fiction?

Imagine working for a company with approx. 635 employees 29 have been accused of spouse abuse 7 have been arrested for fraud 9 have been accused of writing bad cheques 17 have directly or indirectly bankrupt at least 2 businesses 3 have done time for assault 71 cannot get a credit card due to bad…
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CCTV – watching the watchers through PSA33 2014

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) has published an…
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Not vetting your hires can hurt

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 employers find their way through the maze of the internet age.  …
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Little white lies can come back to haunt you

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 employment record, according to CheckBack International. But with pre-employment screening increasingly in…
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Employees gamble with job applications fraud

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 be. “My … jaw literally dropped…
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