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22nd Pre-Employment Vetting & Screening Conference

Date Thursday 14 September 2017
Venue London - Danubius Hotel Regents Park, London NW8 7JT
 

0830 Coffee and Registration

0855 CHAIR’S OPENING REMARKS
Paul Leadbeater
Director
Passport Proven

0900  OPENING ADDRESS: SETTING OUT THE BUSINESS RISK - THE INSIDER THREAT AND THE BENEFITS OF VETTING
Lee D’Arcy
Director of Engagement
CIFAS

0940 LEGAL SESSION: VETTING AND SCREENING TO MITIGATE THE LEGAL RISKS TO YOUR ORGANISATION
• Post-Brexit challenges to vetting and screening – what changes will affect your policies and processes?
• Update on how to comply with illegal working
Andrea Als
Director & Solicitor
PWC

1020 POLICY CHECKLIST: CLARIFYING THE LEGAL GREY AREAS IN YOUR EMPLOYEE VETTING POLICY
• Referencing: the new landscape and how it will impact your processes
• Vetting using social media – working within the law
• Hiring practices; avoiding legal pitfalls in your recruitment selection process—employment & other legislation relating to recruitment e.g diversity
• The employment law practices Code of Practice as it relates to vetting (& other pertinent data protection matters)
• Advice on what can and cannot be asked at the recruitment stage
Lee Gabbie
Partner
Bracher Rawlins LLP

1100 Coffee Break

1120 MANAGING RISK IN THE HIRING OF CONTINGENT LABOUR AND IN THE RECRUITMENT OF SUPPLY CHAIN
• How are recruitment models evolving and how can employers manage potential risks?
• How can employers drive compliance and ethical standards through the recruitment supply chain?
• What are the specific issues to consider when hiring contractors and temporary staff?
• What is the latest feedback from the REC Good Recruitment Campaign on good practice in managing a contingent workforce?
• What regulatory developments to we need to be aware of?
Lewina Farrell
Head of Legal & professional Services
REC 

1200  GDPR: IMPLICATIONS TO THE UK VETTING AND SCREENING PROCESS
• Data protection and enforced subject access: what you need to know
• Employment documents and retention and storage issues: new legal guidelines
• Future of the data protection act in the UK post-Brexit
• Likely ICO recommendations
• Data transfer and implications of General Data Protection Regulation
• Implications to your company’s compliance policy and projects
Katherine Gibson
Legal Director
DLA Piper

1240 LUNCH AND NETWORKING ROUNDTABLES

1340  CASE STUDY: THE CHALLENGES AND JOYS OF OUTSOURCING THE VETTING FUNCTION
• Choosing a partner: critical questions to ask
• Legal grey areas  
• Where are the pitfalls? 
Michael Whittington
Head of Employee Screening
The Risk Advisory Group

1420 CASE STUDY: VETTING AND SCREENING FOR SENSITIVE INDUSTRIES
• Customising the vetting process to for our needs
• Managing very short turnaround times
• Identifying appropriate vetting levels
• Choosing partners: managing the tender process
Terry Smith
Head of Service – Counter Fraud
Audit One

1500 Afternoon Tea

1520 PRE-ENGAGEMENT VETTING FOR CONTINGENT WORKERS: NATIONWIDE BUILDING SOCIETY CASE STUDY
•         Risks posed to any business of getting this wrong irrelevant of worker type
•         Our principles and framework set up to focus on contingent worker pre-engagement vetting
•         Mobilisation of our the Workforce Supply Management team
•         The challenges we have faced so far and how these have been overcome
•         Next steps and closing thoughts
Claire Whiteford-  Head of Workforce Supply Management Team
Joanne Christie - Controls, Efficiency and Assurance Manager – Workforce Supply Management
Maria Rancel-Lopez – Head of Sourcing (Project Tempus)
Amanda Morris – Senior Procurement Manager (Project Tempus)

1600 DOCUMENT VERIFICATION: AN ESSENTIAL CHECKLIST
• The difference between ‘verification’ and ‘vetting’
• Recognising fraudulent documents: passport and ID checks
•  Scenarios: What to do if you suspect document fraud?
• Checking identity documents
Paul Leadbeater
Director
Passport Proven

1640 FINAL Q&A AND OUTSTANDING ISSUES

1700 END OF CONFERENCE