For each sector, The Better Hiring Institute advisory board appoint a sub-committee of up to ten organisations. The purpose of each sub-committee is to meet with others in your sector for an hour every 6-8 weeks with the aim to discuss how you could potentially standardise for your industry, challenges and issues that you face, and any key themes. This is with a view to harmonise and modernise hiring in the UK labour market. 

If you would like to become a sub-committee member and collaborate with industry and UK GOV specifically on matters that relate to your industry, get in touch.

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Who regulates the industry?

There is no legislative, regulatory body.

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and Acas provide advice and guidance to HR professionals.

Screening requirements for the industry

The recommended screening checks for this industry are:

  • Identity check
  • Right to work check
  • Qualifications *where applicable
  • Criminal record check *where applicable
  • Referencing
  • Employment history (CV) check

Examples of roles and associated checks

HR Director

  • Right to work check
  • Proof of address
  • Identity check
  • 5 years employment history
  • 3 years referencing
  • Basic criminal record check
  • Relevant/Highest qualification
  • Credit check
  • Cifas fraud check (membership req.)
  • Directorship check

HR Business Partner

  • Right to work check
  • Proof of address
  • Identity check
  • 2 years employment history
  • 2 years referencing
  • Relevant/Highest qualification
  • Cifas fraud check (membership req.)

HR Manager

  • Right to work check
  • Proof of address
  • Identity check
  • 5 years employment history
  • 3 years referencing
  • Basic criminal record check
  • Relevant/Highest qualification
  • Cifas fraud check (membership req.)
  • Professional qualifications (where applicable)

Case for change

The absence of an overriding organisation setting standards for hiring across the UK means that there is no singular driving force for change to modernise the labour market by eliminating waste, inefficiency, and poor productivity across all sectors and industries. We want to streamline and modernise hiring and promote safe recruitment across all sectors, including tackling various recruitment fraud, which has increased during COVID.

What happens if you don't get it right?

Join the subcommittee for your industry.
Get involved.
If you are interested, just let us know! Appoint a representative for your organisation and we will get in touch and facilitate arrangements. Simple as that.
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