Right to Work Checks: Are You Sure You’re Compliant?

Region: United Kingdom
Date: Thursday, September 28
Time: 2pm BST

Presenters: Steve Smith, Director, Sterling Talent Solutions

The HM Government website, gov.uk, states: “Employers must prevent illegal working in the UK by carrying out document checks on people before employing them to make sure they are allowed to work.” In addition, not carrying out the correct checks, or not doing them properly, can lead to penalties of up to £20,000 for each illegal worker. In this one-hour refresher webinar, we’ll take you through each required step to help you identify and fix potential gaps in your Right to Work process.

By the end of the presentation, you’ll know:

  • What a Right to Work check is and your obligations as an employer
  • Which documents you can accept and what information you should check on each
  • How to take copies of a candidate’s documents and remain compliant with data protection law
  • What to do if a candidate cannot show their documents
  • Where the Right to Work check fits in a comprehensive background screening programme
  • What technology is available to help you stay compliant
  • How Right to Work may be affected by Brexit

Click here to register for this webinar.


On-demand Webinars

GDPR, Part 2: Consent and Legitimate Interest

Region: United Kingdom

Presenters: Beatriz Torets-Ruiz, Privacy Analyst & Legal Researcher, Sterling Talent Solutions; and Oran Kiazim, Vice President of Global Privacy, Sterling Talent Solutions

In this webinar, we look at the permissible grounds for collecting and processing personal information under the GDPR for background screening purposes.

You’ll also learn:

  • How relying on the candidate’s consent could be a risk
  • How to identify other permissible grounds without the need for consent, such as ‘legitimate interest’
  • The importance of a background screening policy for your organisation

Click here to register and listen to a recording of this webinar.


GDPR, Part 3: The Privacy Notice

Region: United Kingdom

Presenters: Beatriz Torets-Ruiz, Privacy Analyst & Legal Researcher, Sterling Talent Solutions; and Oran Kiazim, Vice President of Global Privacy, Sterling Talent Solutions

Here we discuss the changes your company may have to make to its privacy notice and background screening forms to make it more understandable and accessible in order to be GDPR compliant.

You will take away:

  • Practical tips to modify your privacy notices and background screening forms
  • Strategies to engage with stakeholders from your Legal, Compliance or Privacy departments
  • Top risks to avoid when editing your notice or forms

Click here to register and listen to a recording of this webinar.


GDPR, Part 4: Processing ‘Sensitive Personal Data’

Region: United Kingdom

Presenters: Beatriz Torets-Ruiz, Privacy Analyst & Legal Researcher, Sterling Talent Solutions; and Oran Kiazim, Vice President of Global Privacy, Sterling Talent Solutions

By attending this webinar, you will better understand what ‘sensitive personal data’ is under the GDPR and when you may need to process this sort of data in your background screening program. We’ll also explore the restrictions the GDPR places in processing sensitive data and what you need to do to be compliant.

You’ll hear:

  • How sensitive personal data is defined under the GDPR
  • What restrictions the GDPR imposes when handling sensitive personal data
  • How you can ensure compliance when handling sensitive personal data
  • Why Article 10 of the GDPR does not prevent companies from carrying out criminal record checks

Click here to register and listen to a recording of this webinar.


How to Choose the Right Candidate Background Checks for Your Organisation

Region: United Kingdom
Date: Wednesday, July 18
Time: 2 pm ET | 11 am PT

Presenters: Tim Stokes, Regional Director, Sterling Talent Solutions; and Dinah Davies, VP Account Management, Sterling Talent Solutions

Employment verifications, criminal record checks, social media screening, credit history, reference checks, Right to Work, DVLA checks, public safety verifications… the range of background screening options can be confusing and overwhelming. In this webinar we’ll help you better understand what each check is, why and when you should use them, and what to consider when identifying an appropriate combination for your organisation’s programme.

You’ll also learn:

  • What makes a great background screening programme
  • Compliance considerations and best practices for each type of background check
  • Why some people should be screened differently to others, depending on their responsibilities, geography and other influencers
  • What our research says about candidate claims and the truth in background screening results
  • When and why you should review your programme

Click here to register and listen to a recording of this webinar.


HR Essentials: How to Create an Effective Background Screening Policy

Region: United Kingdom
Date: Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Time: 2pm BST

Presenters: Steve Smith, Director, Sterling Talent Solutions

With an evolving workforce and wide-ranging compliance requirements creating a background screening programme can be complex. Documenting your company’s processes for requesting, receiving and evaluating background checks in the form of a background screening policy will make your hiring process more efficient, more consistent and more robust. But where do you start?

Join this webinar to hear:

  • Who and what to include in your background screening policy
  • How to roll out your background screening policy across the hiring function
  • When to review your policy and the importance of keeping it up-to-date

Click here to register and listen to a recording of this webinar.


GDPR: What You Need to Know with 12 Months to Go

Region: United Kingdom
Date: Recorded on Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Time: On-demand

Presenters: Beatriz Torets-Ruiz, Privacy Analyst & Legal Researcher, Sterling Talent Solutions; and Oran Kiazim, Vice President of Global Privacy, Sterling Talent Solutions

On 25 May, 2018, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes full effect. Join this webinar to find out what key steps HR and legal personnel can take now to help ensure full compliance from day one.

You will learn:

  • What is GDPR and what constitutes personal data
  • Who is impacted by GDPR
  • How GDPR may be affected by Brexit
  • How GDPR may change your background screening programme
  • What you can do now to avoid penalties for non-compliance

Click here to register and listen to a recording of this webinar.


Best Practice and Compliance

As part of our aim to help HR departments develop an effective screening programme we not only hit the road to meet clients and prospects across the country, we regularly host and attend industry leading trade shows and conferences. You will find our 2017 webinars detailed below along with a number of on-demand webinars from recent months:

HR Essentials: The Dos and Don’ts of Criminal Record Checks

Region: United Kingdom
Date: Recorded on Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Time: On-demand

Presenters: Steve Smith, Director, Sterling Talent Solutions; Samantha Vaughan, Content & Process Governance Manager, Sterling Talent Solutions; Kevin Price QPM, Strategic Sales Manager, Sterling Talent Solutions, & Former Chief Superintendent Uniform Operations Support, Gwent Police

Criminal Record Checks can be an essential step to hiring with confidence, providing they are legally compliant. In this webinar, our experts explain the dos and the don’ts of processing criminal record checks and give practical tips to help you remain on the right side of employment law.

You’ll learn:

  • Which roles you can (and should) check
  • What information you can legally use to make a hiring decision
  • How important changes coming this summer may affect how you conduct criminal record checks

Click here to register for this webinar.


Background Screening Foreign-born Workers: 5 Essential Compliance Tips

Region: United Kingdom
Date: Recorded on Thursday, March 23, 2017
Time: On-demand Presenters: Oran Kiazim, VP Global Privacy, Sterling Talent Solutions

With a myriad of privacy and data protection laws around the globe, the process of screening foreign-born workers, or those with international experience, can be highly complex. This may explain why our research found that of the 88% of companies which employ this type of workforce, fewer than half actually conduct global pre-hire background checks.

Join this webinar to hear:

  • Our 5 top tips to help you stay compliant when conducting global screening
  • Why turnaround times vary in different regions and what you can do about it
  • How to tailor global checks to different roles and why it is so important

Click here to register and listen to a recording of this webinar.


The Candidate Experience in EMEA: What the Research Says

Region: United Kingdom
Date: Recorded on Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Time: On-demand
Presenters: Kevin Grossman, Talent Board, and Steve Smith, Sterling Talent Solutions

In today’s candidate-driven market, knowing your candidates’ expectations, and how to meet them, is critical to your organization’s success when competing for top talent.

Find out how your candidate experience compares with other organizations as we discuss results and insights from the 2016 EMEA Talent Board Candidate Experience Awards Research Report. We’ll cover:

  • Key trends in the pre-hire and onboarding processes including: sourcing talent, the application process and interviewing candidates
  • The challenges applicants and candidates are facing in the recruiting process
  • Best practices and recommendations from the 2016 CandE Award winners

Click here to register and listen to a recording of this webinar.


Social Media Background Screening: Risks and Rewards

Region: United Kingdom Date: Recorded on Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Time: On-demand
Presenters: Jamie Lawrence, Editor, HRZone.com; and Steven Smith, Director, Sterling Talent Solutions.

According to the 2015 Recruiter Nation Survey, 92% of recruiters are leveraging social media in the recruiting process. With 56% saying some of their best candidates are sourced through social networks, it’s important to fully understand your limitations and liabilities when using social media in the background screening phase of recruitment.

By attending this complimentary webinar, you will learn:

  • Who you should include in a social media background search and why
  • What a thorough social media and online background search includes and how it can reduce your risk for negligent hiring
  • How to ensure compliance by ensuring what information you can, and cannot, consider in your hiring decision

Click here to register and listen to a recording of this webinar.


HR Compliance 2017: Are You Ready?

Region: United Kingdom
Date: Recorded on Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Time: On-demand
Presenters: Beatriz Torets-Ruiz, Privacy Analyst & Legal Researcher, Sterling Talent Solutions and Oran Kiazim, Vice President of Global Privacy, Sterling Talent Solutions

The UK has seen a tremendous amount of change in 2016, which will continue to have significant impact on the country’s workforce for some time to come. From the fallout of Brexit to the transition to the General Data Protection Regulation, it is more important and more challenging than ever to stay aware of compliance issues and maintain your organisation’s legal obligations. Are you prepared for the year ahead?

Join this webinar where our team of experts review:

  • Brexit 5 months on: The impact on employers
  • Preparations for the GDPR
  • Industry-specific updates, including the Senior Managers Regime

Click here to register and listen to a recording of this webinar.


Express Webinar: Essential Update – Senior Managers Regime and Certification Regime

Region: UK
Date: Recorded live November 11, 2016
Time: On-demand
Presenters: Oran Kiazim, Vice President Global Privacy, Sterling Talent Solutions

Express Webinars | Sterling Talent Solutions

In response to the latest FCA updates on the Senior Managers Regime and Certification Regime, Sterling has created a 7-minute on-demand webinar reviewing the obligations and required standards of conduct

In it we cover:

  • A summary of the FCA accountability regimes
  • Need-to-know detail on the recently published FCA regulatory reference rules
  • Your obligations when hiring and vetting new and existing staff

Click here to register and listen to a recording of this webinar now.

 

5 Tips to Improve Your Hiring Efficiency

Region: UK
Date: Recorded live on Thursday, September 22, 2016
Time: On-demand
Presenters: Jamie Lawrence, Editor – HRZone, Steven Smith, Director – Sterling Talent Solutions

Time-to-hire is a key metric in determining the efficiency and success of a recruitment programme. Knowing how to improve each stage of the hiring process can mean finding the right candidate sooner and significantly reducing costs associated with vacant position days.

In this webinar we share tips to help you:

  • Create a job description that attracts the right talent
  • Deliver a positive candidate experience, from application to final offer
  • Screen CVs more quickly
  • Ask interview questions that weed out potential bad hires
  • Select background checks that meet the needs of your organization and the role you’re filling

Click here to register and listen to a recording of this webinar now

Express Webinar: Brexit and Background Screening: What next?

Region: UK
Date: Recorded live on Thursday, June 30, 2016
Time: On-demand
Presenters: Beatriz Torets-Ruiz, Privacy Analyst, Sterling Talent Solutions, Oran Kiazim, Vice President Global Privacy, Sterling Talent Solutions

Express Webinars | Sterling Talent Solutions If you hire people to work in the UK and EU, this 5-minute webinar may help you understand the potential consequences of the recent ‘Brexit’ vote.

In it we explain:

  • What happened during the Brexit vote
  • How Brexit could affect your UK background screening program
  • Why you should “Keep Calm & Carry On”

Click here to register and listen to a recording of this webinar now.

The Role of HR in Fraud Prevention

Region: Global
Date: Recorded live on Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Time: On-demand
Presenters: John Warren, J.D., CFE Vice President and General Counsel and Jacob Parks, J.D., CFE Associate General Counsel
 

When organisational fraud is detected, the investigation often turns to scrutinising hiring practices, security, and employee behaviour and performance. According to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) Report to the Nations 2016 study, 88% of people who commit fraud don’t have prior convictions. In addition, there is a distinct correlation between fraud losses, the fraudster’s level of authority and the length of time a fraudster has worked for the victim organisation.

Join this webinar to learn how HR can support loss prevention by understanding:

  • Behavioural red flags displayed by perpetrators
  • Where occupational fraud typically originates
  • How individual industries face their own unique fraud risks
  • Ways to create a safe environment for whistleblowers
  • The risk of not rescreening employees

Click here to register and listen to a recording of this webinar now.

Why Every Employer Should Have a Background Screening Policy

Region: United Kingdom
Date: Recorded live on Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Time: On-demand
Presenters: Oran Kiazim, Vice President of Global Privacy, Sterling Talent Solutions, and Steven Smith, Director, Sterling Talent Solutions

Your background screening policy may be your first and best line of defense in the case of an employment dispute. Documenting your company’s processes for requesting, receiving and evaluating background checks will greatly improve your chances of successfully defending your program.

Whether you already have a documented background screening policy, or if you’re currently thinking about developing one, join this session to learn about:

  • Who and what to include in your background screening policy
  • Implementing your background screening policy once it’s created
  • Reviewing your background screening policy to ensure it is relevant

Click here to register and listen to a recording of this webinar now.


Express Webinar: Financial Conduct Authority Update

Region: United Kingdom
Date: Recorded live on 2nd March 2016
Time: On-demand
Presenters: Oran Kiazim, Vice President Global Privacy, Sterling Talent Solutions

 

Plans by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) to strengthen accountability in the financial sector means a new accountability regime for certain financial services professionals is imminent. HR and compliance professionals in the financial services sector should start preparing now. In this on-demand webinar Sterling Talent Solutions’s VP Global Privacy, Oran Kiazim, explains:

  • The scope of the Senior Managers Regime and who it will affect within your organisation
  • Features of the Certified Persons Regime and how to identify those who pose ‘significant harm’
  • What is meant by a ‘fit and proper test’ and how it may impact your background screening programme
  • The timeline for these changes

Click here to register and listen to a recording of this webinar now.

 

Background Screening 2016: Research Results

Region: United Kingdom
Date: Recorded live on Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Time: On-demand
Presenters: Jamie Lawrence, Editor, HRZone.com, Clare Hart, CEO, Sterling Talent Solutions, Oran Kiazim, Vice President Global Privacy, Sterling Talent Solutions

 

Our recent survey of human resources professionals across the U.K. asked questions on background screening practices, challenges and barriers, awareness of compliance matters, and expectations for 2016. In this webinar, CEO of Sterling Talent Solutions, Clare Hart, shares key results and insights on best practices and where opportunities lie to improve the quality of your screening program.

You will learn:

  • What are the top priorities for improving pre-employment background screening programs
  • The challenges around global screening and how this can be overcome
  • Your compliance obligations and why they’re important

Click here to register and listen to a recording of this webinar now.

 

Data Privacy in 2016

Region: United Kingdom
Date: Recorded live on Thursday, January 28, 2016
Time: On-demand
Presenter: Oran Kiazim, Vice President Global Privacy

Data Privacy Day, also known as Data Protection Day, is a global initiative to raise awareness and promote privacy and data protection best practices.

Sterling Talent Solutions’s privacy expert, Oran Kiazim, explains:

  • Safe Harbor 2.0: What’s next for EU-US data transfers
  • Global Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): How the GDPR will impact background screening programs in the US, EU and Canada
  • Binding Corporate Rules: What Sterling Talent Solutions is doing to lead the way in the background screening industry

Click here to register and listen to a recording of this webinar now.

Express Webinar: Safe Harbor Legislation Update

Region: United States
Presented: Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Presenters: Oran Kiazim, VP of Global Privacy, Sterling Talent Solutions and Mark Sward, Director of Privacy, Sterling Talent Solutions

Express Webinars | Sterling Talent Solutions On October 6, 2015, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) declared the US-EU Safe Harbor framework invalid. This decision affects cross-border data transfers from EU to the US, including personal data used for background checks.

Please watch our express webinar which explains the ruling, how it may impact your organization’s screening program and what Sterling Talent Solutions is doing to help you stay compliant.

 

Employee Privacy: Are You Sure You’re Compliant?

Region: United Kingdom
Date: Recorded live on Tuesday, Nov 24, 2015
Time: On-demand
Presenters:
Oran Kiazim, Vice President, Global Privacy – Sterling Talent Solutions
Ruth Boardman, Partner, Bird & Bird

When it comes to background screening new and existing staff, do you know which data protection laws apply to you and your organisation? With the extensive amount of personal data collected about employees, it is imperative for organisations to have policies and procedures in place to handle this information correctly.

In this webinar we discuss best practices for collecting and using your employees’ personal data as part of a background check. You will better understand:

  • Common data protection pitfalls in background screening and how to avoid them
  • The present and future legal framework around background screening in the UK and the EUBest practices for protecting the rights of your employees and the interests of your organisation

Click here to register and listen to a recording of this webinar now
 

Building a Better Candidate Experience

Region: Global
Date: Recorded on Wednesday, Oct 14, 2015
Time: On-demand
Presenters: Matt Charney, Executive Editor, Recruiting Daily; Ellen Kuntzmann, Director of Talent Acquisition, Integrity Staffing Solutions; Lisa Singer, Senior Director of Marketing Strategy

The job application process is often a candidate’s first interaction with your brand. When, where and how you communicate throughout the applicant journey can significantly impact brand engagement, regardless of whether or not the candidate is hired. Knowing your candidates’ expectations, and how to meet them, is critical to your organization’s success when competing for top talent.

Join this panel discussion with industry experts to learn:

  • How to create an exceptional candidate experience
  • The impact a positive, or negative, candidate experience can have on a company’s brand and workplace
  • How to measure the success of your candidate experience program and identify and fix problem areas

Click here to register and listen to a recording of this webinar now

Recruiting Ex-Offenders: What Every Employer Needs to Know

Region: United Kingdom
Date: Recorded on Tuesday, Sept 29, 2015
Time: On-demand
Presenters:
Jamie Lawrence, Editor – HRZone
Dianah Worman OBE, Diversity Advisor – CIPD
Kevin Hogarth, Global HR Director – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Oran Kiazim, Vice President, Global Privacy – Sterling Talent Solutions

Criminal record checks can be crucial to a successful employee screening programme. By making good hiring decisions you help to maintain a risk-free workplace for your employees and limit your liability should anything go wrong. So under which circumstances can you run a check on a prospective or current employee, and what information is disclosed?

This webinar explores the ‘need to know’ detail and provides insight into best practice when recruiting ex-offenders. We also look at the growth of the Ban the Box campaign in the US and predict what’s ahead for the UK. Find out:

  • Why a criminal record checks are an important part of your background screening programme
  • When it is allowable to process a criminal record check and the types of checks which can be carried out
  • The international landscape for criminal records when employing staff based overseas or who are foreign nationals working the UK

Click here to register and listen to the recording of this webinar now

Fraud, corruption, theft. Why executive-level screening reduces your risk

Region: United Kingdom
Date: Recorded on Thursday, July 16, 2015
Time: On-demand
Presenters: Oran Kiazim, Vice President of Global Privacy, Sterling Talent Solutions, and Gary Dingwall, UK Director, Bishops Services

In 2014, KPMG’s Fraud Barometer reported a 25 percent increase in the number of cases heard by British Crown Courts that year. This staggering number suggests organizations continue to put themselves at risk of theft, fraud and security breaches, often resulting in significant financial and reputational damage. The reason why could lie with recruiters and HR managers not thoroughly — and regularly — screening employees in positions of authority and influence.

Listen to this webinar for expert insight from our private investigative team to help you better understand:

  • The risks to your organization of not carrying out pre-employment investigations when hiring executives or working with strategic partners
  • How an in-depth investigation reveals what the individual isn’t telling you
  • What to expect from executive-level background screening

Click here to register and listen to the recording of this webinar

Recruitment Essentials: How to avoid a bad hire in 2015

Region: UK
Date: Recorded on Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Time: On-demand
Presenters: Jamie Lawrence – Editor HRZone.com, Kevin Price – Vice President Sterling Talent Solutions UK

Selecting the very best candidates is one of greatest challenges for hiring managers and recruiters. Get it right and a new employee can have a positive and immediate impact to the business; get it wrong and the financial and reputational costs can be huge. In the ever-changing employment landscape what are the essential steps to creating a truly reliable recruitment process and what measures can be put in place to avoid a bad hire?

By listening in to this recorded webinar, you will:

  • Learn what to look out for when hiring a new employee
  • Identify the questions to ask to avoid a recruiting mistake
  • Get to know the benefits of background screening and understand the legal obligations of your business when investigating your candidates history

Click here to register and listen to the recording of this webinar now