You have shortlisted two candidates for the job. You’ve done your CV checks, employment reference checks, police checks and verification checks. Both candidates tick all your boxes. So you take a deep dive online and check the LinkedIn, FaceBook and Twitter profiles for red flags or green flags. Sounds familiar? It certainly is, as 90%…

Before the new millennium, checking on the criminal record of a prospective employee was done through a standard police check. This pathed the way for honest conversations and risk assessments as a key component of due diligence for pre-employment. Since 2000, all Australian State and Territory jurisdictions have introduced Working With Children legislation and schemes….

‘But Your Honour, I did fulfil due diligence when I employed this person …’ ‘So how did you miss these convictions?’ ‘Well, I did all the background screening checks, police checks …’ ‘How extensive?’ ‘Nation-wide, Your Honour. This is our policy. This usually covers everything for us.’ ‘But you knew that this person worked abroad…

The title may sound a bit confusing, and it can be. In the background check industry, both in the US and globally, we are finding many companies adding verifications of the candidates past work experiences and academic credentials (resume and CV’s) to the normal background check process. This is beginning to be more commonplace as…

The COVID-19 lockdowns have forced many employees to work from home or be laid off. The abnormal ‘pressure cooker’ home environment has led to many abnormal behaviours, out of character aberrations and mental health manifestations, many unreported in the media. The rolling clouds of uncertainty, upheaval and desperation have precipitated an increase online activities, cyber-crimes and…

We’re all on the lookout for external threats to our companies all the time. We install security camera systems to monitor the shelves in our warehouses, and we hire security personnel to follow shoppers around our retail stores. But while that is certainly a great idea to identify and neutralize threats to our companies from…

Expense fraud might not be the first thing that comes up when you think of potential risks to your business, but the fact is that employees defraud employers of millions of dollars every year, simply by fudging their expenses. The individual amounts may not be large, but they add up quickly, and if you’re not…

Managing a large property portfolio, whether residential, commercial or a mixture of both, is never an easy task. In fact, it’s literally a full-time job. The good news is that there are technologies and services that can help to streamline the process, and ensure that you don’t have to spend every waking hour managing one…

The cloud may well be one of the biggest advances in computing since the invention of the first operating systems. Moving our software and data out of hard-to-access servers and onto the internet, where it is accessible from anywhere on the planet, has truly freed us from our offices. Executives can work more freely from…

The hallowed halls of academia are the last place you would expect to find fraud and lies, but it’s becoming more common to find that educators in the higher education field are not immune to fudging their resumes or omitting key facts. In fact, if you’re hiring for higher education, because the field is so…

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