Category: Human Resource Department

Police vetting scandal – is there anything we can learn?

On the 2nd of November 2022 His Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) published a damning report on the state of UK policing in their report into vetting, misconduct, and misogyny in the police service. The report doesn’t make pretty reading and we should remember that the consequence of many of…
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What is BPSS?

What is BPSS? – the employers’ guide to BPSS screening

Baseline Personnel Security Standard Baseline Personnel Security Standard or  BPSS for short is the standard background check required for government employees and contractors in the UK. It includes a variety of elements such as criminal records and identity checks and is a minimum requirement for working in and with the public sector. If you work…
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Employee background checks for HR managers

Employee background checks for HR managers – a quick guide

Employee background checks can form an important part of the recruitment process but if you’ve never done them before you may be wondering what’s involved. In this post, we’re giving you a quick overview of what is included and what you need to do as an HR manager to make your background checking efficient and…
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HR managers guide to DBS checks

The HR managers’ guide to DBS checks

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks can be a very useful tool in the recruitment process and for some industries, they are a regulated requirement so understanding the benefits (and of course the rules) is important for any HR manager. In this post, we’re looking at what DBS checks are, when they should be used…
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COVID and Brexit mean more job vacancies

UK Jobs market tightens as COVID recovery gathers pace

As the UK emerges from a series of COVID lockdowns, it has been surprising to see that the predicted rise in unemployment hasn’t yet appeared. Contrary to many analysts’ predictions, employers are now reporting skills shortages with difficulties recruiting and retaining good quality staff. So what can employers do if they need to expand their…
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Human Resource Department

8 tips that could revive your Human Resource department

The Human Resource Department: When companies grow, and as people move on, the Human Resource department can often be left behind as the business concentrates on operational excellence.  Refreshing your HR department will not only make it more efficient it will also make sure that your people processes are adding value to the organisation as…
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