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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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What’s in a name?

Your name – the very root of your identity – is causing problems within job applications. We’ve all become completely accustomed to promoting equality when it comes to race, age, gender and ethnicity during recruitment. But now it seems that even a candidate’s name can potentially lead to discrimination. In October David Cameron quoted research […]

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What is your corporate reputation worth?

“It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one bad one to lose it.” Benjamin Franklin Putting a price on your corporate reputation is tricky. After all, reputation isn’t really something tangible. It’s largely formed of a set of beliefs or opinions. Positive, or negative. Some might be based on hard […]

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SPOTLIGHT ON… STEPHEN BARNES

This month, we shine a light on Stephen Barnes, our Operations Manager. We find out how he came into the CV screening industry, what makes him tick, why he loves working in this business and a little bit about a legacy he left behind during his career working for the police… How did you get […]

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