Employers Still Not Checking

Tuesday, 16th February 2016 at 7:17pm

An article on OnRec – The Online Recruitment Resource – claims that 38% of UK employers still don’t check whether their potential staff have the ‘right to work’ in the UK, according to a new study, which also claims that only 58% of organisations conduct any background checks on new hires.

The companies least likely to screen new staff are small firms with fewer than 100 employees. Only 50% of companies screen their part-time hourly workers and just 28% of employers screen volunteers.

The study, involving 175 organisations, also found that 88% of UK organisations employ workers with international experience but only 45% conduct pre-hire background checks on these employees.

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