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Firms use net to find out more about prospective employees

Employers are increasingly using internet networking sites to find out more about their prospective employees, according to

The recruitment consult-ancy found that 66 per cent of clients regularly carried out internet searches on prospective candidates to help determine their suitability.

But Recruitment and Employment Confederation director of external relations Tom Hadley says: “Taking into account a person’s hobbies and interests would in general not amount to any form of discrimination. However, seeking some additional details such as photos or information on religious beliefs could leave you open to claims of discrimination unless you can demonstrate these factors had no influence on the recruitment decision.”

One of Poolia’s City clients, who wishes to remain anonymous says: “Sometimes it is easier to find out what is going on behind the CV before you waste time in an interview.
“One candidate declared in his personal profile that he was against religion and anyone who believed in it. Working for such a diverse company, I dropped that application like a hot potato. Funnily enough, he was not so quick to admit to that on his CV.”


Fast March for house prices

House prices picked up again in March as the market absorbed interest rate rises, says the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Essential reviewing

Two recent publications contain vital information for protection advisers.

Half of brokers sell secured loans

Half of mortgage intermediaries are writing secured loan business, with 47 per cent of those placing business with two to five lenders, says the Association of Finance Brokers.

Rate-rise looms as inflation hits 3.1 per cent

Inflation hit 3.1 per cent in March prompting speculation of a quarter point interest rate rise next month. The Bank of England governor Mervyn King has therefore been forced to write to the Chancellor to explain why CPI inflation is over a percentage point above the 2 per cent target.In the letter, King says that […]

Generation Rent

By Denise Wond, marketing manager We’ve heard a great deal about Generation Rent in recent years but what does it actually mean for consumers and advisers and has the face of the typical renter changed? The picture is certainly more diverse than it used to be. Homeownership is at its lowest point in 30 years, […]


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