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Data Protection Laws – EU announces adequacy approval for UK

The EU Commission has released the following statement on the 28th June 2021 that adequacy decisions for the UK Data Protection Laws have been approved. This means the EU has determined the UK’s data protection laws to be robust enough to ensure data can safely flow to the UK from the EU (and EEA) Information […]

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Right to Work Scheme COVID-19 Adjusted Checks Update

The UK Government has announced the temporary adjustments to the right to work check introduced on 30 March 2020, due to COVID-19, are ending. For further information please click on the following link to the UK Government website: Coronavirus (COVID-19): right to work checks – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) To summarise from 17 May 2021 you must […]

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Are social media checks the ‘new normal’

Are social media checks the new normal? There has been more digital evolution in the last 2 months than occurred in the last 2 years. Have you stopped to think how technology can be applied to the most human of interactions – the interview and hiring process? As virtual interviews are now part of the […]

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Qualification Checks – to check or not to check? That is the question…

When employers are looking for a new recruit, a qualification is often at the top of the list of requirements. Qualification checks can show that a candidate has certain abilities and skillsets to do the job required. Of course, we all know that academic qualifications aren’t everything and for some roles they aren’t necessarily a […]

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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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