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The Employment Screener2017-10-02T20:17:21+00:00

Are Australian Employees Staying With Their Employers Longer?

Looks like there's been a change for Australian employees.  A surprising shift towards increased length of employment tenure shows 16.7% of employees have been with the same employer for ten to twenty years.  Here's an excerpt from the article: We all know that job security is more precarious than ever, and an increasing number of Australians are hopping from job to job or getting by in the gig economy. Right? There is some truth to that but there’s an opposite trend as well. In fact, the figures suggest Australians are increasingly staying with the same employer for longer. This [...]

By |November 2nd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Are Australian Employees Staying With Their Employers Longer?

Forged documents, no medical training, a fake psychiatrist

Another example of CV fraud. A man has been practising as a psychiatrist for years in Australia, but there's a trail of forged documents and conflicting accounts that suggest he never should have. A bogus shrink has been caught using forged documents in his failed attempt to be re-registered as a psychologist. The man, 65 has been branded “unethical” and “dishonest” and has had a string of convictions for passing himself off as a doctor, but he recently told a NSW Tribunal that his convictions were fraudulently recorded and he should be allowed to practise as a psychologist. Read [...]

By |October 25th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Forged documents, no medical training, a fake psychiatrist

Politician and former police officer accused of faking his CV

Another reminder of how important screening is.  A politician and former police officer is accused of faking his CV.  The deception seems fairly extreme and includes the creation of a career he seems never to have had: A police officer turned politician accused of fabricating a past career as a war crimes investigator has faced a Perth court charged with faking his CV as far back as 2001. Barry Urban, who was elected to the West Australian parliament when Labor swept to power in a landslide in March last year, stood in the Perth Magistrates Court yesterday as magistrate [...]

By |October 22nd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |Comments Off on Politician and former police officer accused of faking his CV

Amazon shuts down AI recruiting tool that showed bias against women

An interesting case of AI going somewhat awry in the hiring process. Here’s an excerpt from the article: The company’s experimental hiring tool used artificial intelligence to give job candidates scores ranging from one to five stars - much like shoppers rate products on Amazon, some of the people said. “Everyone wanted this holy grail,” one of the people said. “They literally wanted it to be an engine where I’m going to give you 100 resumes, it will spit out the top five, and we’ll hire those.” Amazon’s system taught itself that male candidates were preferable. It penalized resumes that [...]

By |October 19th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Amazon shuts down AI recruiting tool that showed bias against women

Another banker banned over home loan fraud ring

The fallout from the Royal Commission continues with this story of another banker banned from working in financial services over his role in a home loan fraud ring.  Obviously this is about trust and the importance we place on it as a  society, but in a practical sense it is about risk awareness.  From a screening perspective these stories are critical reminders that without best practice verification in place, people with histories you need to know about can slip through the cracks.  Here's an excerpt: A fourth former National Australia Bank employee has been banned from working in financial [...]

By |October 15th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Another banker banned over home loan fraud ring

AI scrutiny and your CV

AI is changing the way we live in ways both large and small.  One area is hiring.  With the advent of AI doing preliminary analysis of the CVs organisations receive, candidates must think hard about how this may effect the way they construct their CVs.  This article from Business Insider is worth sharing.  Here's an excerpt:  Recruiters generally spend only a few seconds with a CV and look for ways to reject it against the job they want to fill. And the process can be even more brutal when machines are used to make the initial cut of candidates. [...]

By |October 12th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |Comments Off on AI scrutiny and your CV