Employers Not Screening International Workers

Thursday, 19th April 2018 at 4:21pm

According to the People Management website, almost half of organisations are failing to screen potential employees from outside the UK, according to a new survey.

Severe penalties are levied should an employee turn out to be in the country illegally, but 40% of employers said they did not screen international hires, compared to 78% stating that they carried out checks on domestic staff.

Whilst some background are optional, employers are required to undertake ‘right to work’ checks to ascertain that a person has the legal right to work in the UK.

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