Non-Core NZ children’s workers must be safety checked by 1 July 2019

Non-Core NZ children’s workers must be safety checked by 1 July 2019

The second deadline for the Children’s Act legislation is fast approaching. If you’re a state funded organisation, that provides regulated health services, to be compliant you need to ensure your non-core children’s workers are safety checked by the July 2019 deadline. Key things you need to know All non-core children’s workers in state funded organisations,…

Why AML checks are essential: PwC’s Peter Forwood explains how to combat risk

Why AML checks are essential: PwC’s Peter Forwood explains how to combat risk

Both money laundering and the financing of terrorism have become major concerns to financial institutions all over the world. Even more concerning, nearly half of all global organisations admit to falling victim to fraud or economic crime. Here, Peter Forwood, Partner at PwC Australia, explains how conducting AML checks can quickly expose threats to your…

From parking valet to plastic surgeon: Extreme fraud could have been prevented with simple reference checks

From parking valet to plastic surgeon: Extreme fraud could have been prevented with simple reference checks

On his Instagram account, Dr Matthew Mode poses in blue scrubs and promotes the cosmetic procedures he performed at up-scale Romanian clinics. In reality, however, the ‘renowned surgeon’ is anything but. Here’s how simple checks could have exposed Mode’s dangerous fraud. On February 6, 2019, Matteo Politi was arrested in Romania while trying to leave…

False credentials and fake job histories: How applicants misrepresent themselves

False credentials and fake job histories: How applicants misrepresent themselves

From lying about qualifications to hiding a criminal background, there are countless ways jobseekers falsify their information. We reveal the most common tactics used to dupe employers – and how to spot them. Despite Australia’s low unemployment rate and a dearth of qualified candidates in several industries – particularly in financial services and IT –…

When once isn’t enough: The checks that need re-checking and why

When once isn’t enough: The checks that need re-checking and why

You do your due diligence by conducting the necessary background checks on incoming employees, but do you routinely re-check them post-appointment? If not, you could be putting your business, staff and customers at risk. Looking into a candidate’s background is part of your due diligence during recruitment, but it can be just as important to…

AI in HR – hype or inevitable reality?

AI in HR – hype or inevitable reality?

Fast-forward to 2035. CVs are in the history dustbin. Instead, you have a real-time digital snapshot of your career history, which is scanned by a cloud-based resume robot. A microsecond later, you are offered an interview, which is also conducted by AI programs using virtual reality technology. The job offer takes slightly longer to arrive…

Mentoring for senior HR: Taking your career to the next level

Mentoring for senior HR: Taking your career to the next level

Part three of our series on mentoring for HR explores how senior HR professionals find the right person to help them achieve their career goals. Richard Westney, the HR Man, offers tips for finding a mentor.

Career pathing: Where to next for senior HR

Career pathing: Where to next for senior HR

In part one of our series on mentoring for HR, we take a look at the career options senior HR professionals can explore once they reach the highest HR position within their organisation. Richard Westney, the HR Man, provides career-pathing advice for those dreaming big.

The benefits of a standardised approach to screening

The benefits of a standardised approach to screening

A standardised approach to employee screening could be anything from a formal written policy to a collection of undocumented ‘standard practices’. We reveal the positive impact such an approach can have on your overall business.

How to introduce a new screening policy into your workplace to create a trusting culture

How to introduce a new screening policy into your workplace to create a trusting culture

Organisations need relevant and thoroughly vetted information in order to make informed hiring decisions. That’s why a standardised approach to screening is best for building a positive company culture. Risk is inherent to any hiring process, but potential liabilities can balloon if there is no standardised approach to screening potential employees. For modern organisations, deploying…

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