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16th Apr 2020
Standing out in the job market is more important than ever

The number of Australians looking for work is staggering. Not since the recessions of the early 1980s and early 1990s have we seen parallels to this level of devastation to Australia’s workforce and economy. 

31st Mar 2020
Hiring Quickly in A Pandemic: How to Keep Up with Background Screening

Supermarkets are scrambling to hire workers to keep up with the booming demand for groceries. Job postings have spiked in government, aged care, pharmaceuticals and health care. Product manufacturers are racing to help supply critical equipment needed during the coronavirus outbreak.

9th Mar 2020
3 Ways to Streamline Checks for Student Placements

In Australia, university students are often required to meet certain background screening requirements if they are doing a work placement in a public, private or community health setting. Students may also require checks for other placements, such as a working with children check for education placements.

24th Feb 2020
Which pre-employment checks do local councils need?

Pre-employment screening is one of the best ways to ensure that candidates applying for positions in local government are suitable for the role and have their identity and credentials verified. In fact, the Australian Government often recommends that government agencies undertake background screening to Australian Standards during the recruitment process.

What can happen when you don't background screen a candidate
5th Feb 2020
This Resume Fraud Led to Jail Time

If you’re ever in doubt about the benefits of background screening when hiring a candidate, you need only look at what can happen when you don’t. 

A former manager at a state government department is the latest in a line-up of executives to be found guilty of fraudulent behaviour in relation to their job applications. Sentenced to a non-parole period of 12 months in jail, the court heard that the high-paid officer fabricated her education, references and work background. 

16th Jan 2020
Rise in CV fraud leaves recruiters and employers at risk

Leonardo da Vinci is said to have created the first curriculum vitae (CV) in 1482. It was a letter to the Regent of Milan, introducing himself and explaining his many skills. While the concept of a CV and cover letter may not have changed much over the centuries, advances in technology and products such as fit2work mean it can be much easier to spot a fraud.

It's time for HR to ditch their 'set and forget' approach to background screening
12th Dec 2019
It's time for HR to ditch their 'set and forget' approach to background screening

Less than a decade ago, background checks were only undertaken for certain roles. These days it's the norm.

Dylan John, Executive General Manager - HR Solutions at Equifax, says "Most businesses in Australia do a background check on employees at the point of hire, and never do it again. If they do, it's usually once every three to five years. A lot can happen during that time."

How to conduct a risk assessment of potential candidates
2nd Dec 2019
How to Conduct a Risk Assessment of Potential Candidates

For some professions, conducting police checks on candidates and employees is a mandatory requirement under legislation and industry regulations. Many organisations also conduct background screening voluntarily to guard against potential risks, such as fraud, identity theft and false credentials. However, managing your risk goes beyond a simple police check.

28th Oct 2019
Why Small Businesses Need Background Screening

Small businesses are the backbone of the Australian economy, accounting for well over 95% of all businesses and providing employment for around 4.7 million people. However, according to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), small to medium businesses are the most common victims of fraud, losing almost twice as much per scheme than large corporations.

22nd Oct 2019
'Frenemies' are the new face of economic crime

Corporate fraud is a challenge for organisations around the world. The rise in new technologies and sophistication of organised crime syndicates have created new opportunities for fraudsters, increasing the risk of serious financial loss and reputational damage to organisations, as well as impacting the many lives affected by the crime.

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