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24th Employee Vetting & Screening Conference for Employers

Danubius Hotel Regents Park , 18 Lodge Road, St. John's Wood, London NW8 7JT

For two decades BFI has been running the UK's only dedicated pre-employment vetting and screening conference that offers crucial case studies, policy and legal updates as well as excellent networking opportunities. A vital annual update for employers, this conference will provide delegates with the very latest strategies, tools and techniques.

Key issues and concerns for employers:

  • Can your recruitment team vet candidates successfully?
  • Are you up-to-date with employment law? 
  • Can you carry out ongoing checks on employees?
  • What are your legal obligations to clients?
  • Are all candidates vetted to the same level?
  • Can your team recognise fraudulent documents?

Recruiting new employees can be risky; a robust vetting and screening programme can ensure employers avoid fraud and unnecessary damage to your company’s reputation and brand.

This conference, with its unrivalled track record, gives you the tools to learn best practice in vetting and screening policy and implementation.

Featuring expert advice and key case studies, delegates will learn the components of an effective vetting programme, essential legal updates and case studies from organisations facing the same challenges.

Experienced and novice recruitment professionals alike will benefit from the hand-picked expertise and comprehensive programme as well as the chance to network with peers across the industry.

Past speakers included:CIFAS, PwC, Bracher Rawlins, REC, DLA Piper, Nationwide Building Society, Passport Proven, King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Feedback from recent vetting events:

“Thank you for a professional, informative event” – British Airways

“It covered a lot of different vetting aspects. It was well-described in the agenda and I learnt a lot overall”- Michael Page International

“Very knowledgeable and helpful” – Ofgem

“Excellent, I learnt loads. Thank you”- CGG VERITAS

“Good day. Lots of information. Good handouts” – Oxfordshire County Council

“A very helpful and informative day seeing other experiences” – Alstom

“Very well organised and structured” – Visa Europe

Please note: The agenda for this event is still being researched. Please check back shortly for the full agenda and confirmed speakers. If you have a topic to suggest or might like to speak at, endorse, or sponsor the event, please see how to get involved here.

Which functions will benefit from attending

  • HR, Security, Recruitment, Legal & Compliance, Directors & Managers responsible for Immigration & Right to Work Checks, Vetting & Screening, Administration & Operations

Schedule

Coffee and registration

Chair's welcome and opening remarks

OPENING ADDRESS

  • Vetting and screening: an introduction
  • New practices and concepts
  • Who and why to vet?
  • Threat measurement models
  • Vetting for specific roles: how does that work?
  • Documenting rational governance frameworks
  • Supporting documents and their relevance
  • New tools
  • Passive versus positive vetting

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

  • PostBrexit landscape
  • Specific challenges
  • Home Office best practice in RTW
  • Non-UK employees
  • RTW: a checklist

LEGAL

  • Understanding RTW checks
  • Brexit impact
  • Tear to screening
  • Social media:Tool or quagmire for hirers?
  • Applicable legal consent: what do you need?
  • Potential impact of gender recognition act

Morning coffee and networking

GDPR

  • Conducting privacy impact assessment
  • How do you manage your policy
  • Impact on your policy and procedures
  • Rights of individual versus business needs

CASE STUDY

  • Policy and practicalities: working within a regulated environment
  • Ensuring your process is fit for purpose
  • Conducting a review: areas to concentrate on
  • What processes should you implement?
  • Fraud prevention
  • Document retention: where how and when
  • When can they start? Do you have to get all the checks back?
  • Credit screening

 

Lunch and networking

ESSENTIALS FOR ENSURING YOUR VETTING AND SCREENING POLICY IS LEGALLY WATERTIGHT AND UP TO DATE

  • Managing referencing checks
  • Current and future legal areas and best practice
  • DBS checks
  • Fake referencing
  • Document verification
  • Appropriate and documented rational; in-depth especially for criminal records

CASE STUDY: A ROBUST BETTING POLICY IN PRACTICE

  • Vetting and screening permanent versus contingent workers
  • Vetting for internal risks
  • Differences and similarities in approach
  • The right to re-check: whether and where to use this clause in contracts

Afternoon tea and networking

HARNESSING NEW TECHNOLOGY TO MAXIMISE THE EFFICIENCY OF YOUR VETTING PROCESS

  • In house or outsource? Essential questions to ask
  • What are the new and future possibilities?
  • Ensuring your systems are workable and compliant
  • Case studies: lessons learned

PANEL DISCUSSION

FINAL Q&A AND OUTSTANDING ISSUES

End of conference

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