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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.

5 tips for employee screening
28th Aug 2019
5 ways to reap the benefits of background screening

Make sure you’re hiring the right person for the right job.  Consider these five tips when screening candidates for roles in your organisation.

Get job ready with background screening
28th Aug 2019
Get an edge in the job market with background screening

In a competitive workforce, it’s important to do what you can to stand out from the crowd and show employers that you’re organised and job ready. One way to do this is by ordering a personal background check on yourself.

Screening for aged care workers
27th Aug 2019
Bridging the gap in aged care with employee screening

There is a growing demand for aged care in Australia, thanks to our ageing population, increased life expectancy and longevity.

10th Jul 2019
Are the responsible people in your business fit and proper?

In this post Royal Commission era, it has never been more important for regulated entities (i.e. authorised deposit taking institutions and general, life and health insurance providers) to be fully compliant with the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority’s (APRA) Fit and Proper Persons requirements.

1st Jul 2019
Finding the Sweet Spot of Background Screening

Background screening of candidates is a vital part of the recruitment process. It helps you make better hiring decisions and manage risk, by uncovering information on potential hires that may have a significant impact on your organisation.