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The reputational risk you may not be aware of
20th Jun 2022

Is your HR team sharing employee details with lenders? Then your employees and company might be at risk. Find out if they are - and what you can do about it.

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What can happen when you don't background screen a candidate

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. 

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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.

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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."

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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.

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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.

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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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5 tips for employee 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.

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Get job ready 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.

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Screening for aged care workers

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

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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.

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