Recruitment background checks
The arrival of the Global Talent Visa has not attracted much attention because the Covid pandemic has seen international travel significantly curtailed. But as lockdown eases, and, hopefully, the crisis diminishes elsewhere in the world, businesses should take note of this flexible route to attracting much-needed skills. Kathryn Bradbury and Richard Milford explain why.
Jessica Maguire examines a recent white paper and outlines how the government is proposing to change rehabilitation periods and when a conviction becomes 'spent'.
The Government has announced significant reforms to the law on spent convictions and rehabilitation periods. If the proposals go ahead, fewer convictions will have to be revealed to employers and there will be more cases in which they will be unable to refuse employment because of a job applicant's past convictions.
Employers who snoop on potential job candidates on social media could soon be breaking the law under GDPR. Ed Stacey, head of employment at PwC Legal, looks at the potential risks of screening future employees in this way.
Commentary and analysis: HR and legal information and guidance relating to recruitment background checks.
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