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Are your pre-employment social media checks leaving you at risk?

Over 70% of employers now check a candidate’s social media accounts before making a hiring decision[1]. While it may seem like a useful tool in assessing a candidate’s suitability for your organisation experts have warned it can leave you legally vulnerable. ‘Looking at a candidate’s social media will usually reveal information that’s not usually available […]

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Nottingham woman found guilty of £115k fraud after lying on CV

A 40-year-old woman from Nottingham has been found guilty of ten counts of fraud and handed a four-and-a-half year jail sentence after lying on her CV. Alaska Freeman used a fake CV with fabricated qualifications to secure a job at Maun Industries Ltd, in Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire. She was then promoted from Assistant Management Accountant to […]

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