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Useful ‘returning to work’ guide for all business from CIPD

COVID-19: returning to the workplace On 10 May 2020 the Government began to outline its plans to enable certain sectors in England to return to work, while the devolved administrations in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have continued the period of lockdown. While employees who can operate from home are advised to continue to do […]

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Pre-Employment Screening Checks – Online Reputation and Integrity

Due to the current COVID-19 – Coronavirus Government restrictions of movement and working remotely we understand it may be difficult to perform all your normal pre-employment Screening checks for your new starters. Whilst traditional methods of verifying Employment references and Highest Education are continuing with some degree of delay due to some companies being closed […]

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Right to work checks – How to process during the COVID-19 Measures

Due to the current UK Government restrictions right to work checks have been temporarily adjusted due to coronavirus (COVID-19). This is to make it easier for employers to carry them out. To conduct a right to work check follow the below guidance set out by the UK Government: Steps required: 1) Ask the employee to […]

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Document validation Update for DBS & RTW

COVID-19: Temporary Changes to Document validation for DBS & RTW Due to the current Government Restrictions of movement and working remotely we understand it may be difficult to perform the visual identity checks required for UK Criminal checks and to conduct Right to Work obligations for new starters. The DBS have temporarily changed their current […]

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IMPORTANT CUSTOMER INFORMATION – CORONAVIRUS

To our Valued Clients, We are sending this update to keep you informed regarding CV insight Employment Screening capabilities to continue business operations in the wake of the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak. CV insight has contingency plans in place to support you and your organisation during this time which includes looking at ways staff may be […]

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Social Media & Employment Screening

This article looks into how Social Media checks can have a role in employment screening for your new employees. We all know that bad hires can have detrimental effects on your business. The cost is significantly higher than just their salary as the negative impact on reputation or team moral can be challenging to say […]

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Employment Screening & Information Security

Following our recent external annual assessment audit for ISO 27001 we had zero nonconformities. I would like to congratulate all the team at CV Insight for maintaining our high standards for Information security for our employment screening services. Information security is crucial at all times for the protection of the data when performing our employment […]

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Government considering making employee references mandatory

Interesting article by Personnel Today about making employee references a mandatory requirement for employers The government is consulting on the idea that employers should be required to provide, as a minimum, basic employee references – for example, confirming that they worked for that employer and the dates of their employment – for any former employee. […]

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SMCR and Employment Screening

The SMCR (Senior Managers and Certification Regime) applies to all firms who are authorised under the Financial Services and Markets Act The SMCR applies to all UK-incorporated banks, building societies, credit unions and Prudential Regulation Authority-regulated investment banks and insurers. As of the 9 December 2019, it has been expanded to cover firms that are […]

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Financial institutions to take greater accountability in new FCA regime

Employees at banking and other financial institutions are now subject to greater levels of personal accountability in a new regime recently rolled out by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Since 7th March (insurers have been subject to the new regime since 1st January) it has become much easier for regulators to hold senior executives accountable […]

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