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How to Ace Your Rental Application

Applying to rent a property in Australia can be a cutthroat and brutal process; it can leave you physically and emotionally exhausted. Experienced applicants know that they might show up at ...

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The Most Common Lies Job Applicants Tell Their Employers

In an ideal world, every word from a job candidate can and should be taken as fact. Unfortunately, some applicants lie on their CVs or interviews. While some errors on the CV are the result ...

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What to do When a Police Check Reveals Your Employee has a Criminal Record

Having regular police checks as part of your company policy is a good way to mitigate risks for your business. Police checks can reveal if your employee was recently involved in fraudulent o...

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Protect Your Business from Financial Crimes with Pre-Employment Police Checks

For the past few years, with economic and financial crimes increasing at such alarming rates, some news sites have named Australia a financial crime 'hotspot'. According to PricewaterhouseCo...

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Police Checks Set You Apart in Rental Applications

With vacancy rates at about 2.3%, the rental application process in Australia is cutthroat. You’re in competition with many others in securing a home, so you have to put your best foot...

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The Importance of Implementing a Comprehensive Background Check

Almost all employers require applicants to hand over a national police record check as one of their pre-employment documents. As part of a risk management programme, it’s a best practi...

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The Best Ways to Determine a Candidate’s Potential During an Interview

Interviews are an essential part of almost any job application process. Employers conduct interviews to get to know their potential employees better and determine if they’re a good fit...

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What Home Service Providers Need to Know about Police Checks

Australians seek home service providers for many needs, from computer repairs and plumbing to pool maintenance and house cleaning. What’s common for all home services is that they invo...

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Comprehensive Background Checks: Preventing Fraud in Businesses

A fraud case is not something businesses easily survive. Beyond the financial loss, the effect on a business’ reputation and on employee’s morale can be debilitating. Damage to t...

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Responsible Background Checking: Protecting Candidates' Data

Requesting for resumes, background check certificates and other personal data makes recruiters liable for their candidates’ personal information. With the rampancy of cybercrimes, unpr...

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Doing a Record Check for Working with Vulnerable People

The Australian government created a piece of legislation in 2011 requiring workers and caretakers of vulnerable people to register for a national police record check. This was to ensure the ...

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How Hiring the Wrong Person Impacts Your Business

Hiring the wrong person costs you money. It can cost you half to two-thirds of your new employee’s salary. But that is not the only impact of a bad hire. Employing the wrong perso...

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Promoting an Affirmative Culture around Police History Checks

Conducting an annual national police history check (NPHC), or background check, helps protect your business’ tangible and intangible assets. Police background checks are an effective p...

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What is Needed in Child-Related Employment Screening?

If you enjoy teaching or looking after children every day, you may already find yourself working in a child-related job, or you may have at least considered it. Working with children is a re...

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What it Means When Your National Police History Check is 'Referred' to the Police

Sometimes, a national police history check (NPHC) is referred to a police agency for further investigation. Although it may seem alarming to those applying for a check for the first time, a ...

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Efficiency in the HR department: Requesting a Police Check

Fast Police Checks is an Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) accredited agency. We offer an online police check portal that provides you with a completed criminal ba...

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What You Can Expect to See in a Police Check

If you are a job seeker in Australia, the chances are that you will have to submit a Police Check to your employer. You will also need to get an employee ID check when joining charities, non...

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Why More Employers Are Investing In Police Checks

More and more employers are seeing the value of adding police checks in their applicant screening process. Last year, around 4.3 million police checks were processed by the Australian Crimin...

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Why You Should Get a Police Check Before Volunteering

Volunteerism is a noble act. Non-profit organisations (NPO) encourage people of all ages and backgrounds to lend a hand to help children, the disabled or the aged or other worthwhile causes....

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4 Things You Should Know When Conducting Background Checks

As employers, it is natural to want to hire only reliable people to join your company. When assigning responsibilities, you want to minimise the risk of anyone taking advantage of you. One w...

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Handling Applications from Candidates with a Criminal History

As a business owner, it is practical to run Criminal History Checks on new recruits and existing employees. Hiring someone whose criminal history undercuts their credibility to perform their...

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Perform Police Checks on Your New Employees to Protect Your Business

Every hired employee becomes part of the system that you run. Not all people, however, have good intentions. The scary thing about that is you might never know until it’s too late. T...

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Positions that Require Police Criminal Checks

Criminal background checks are important for many employment processes. They can help employers ensure they will not be employing unsuitable candidates and therefore serve to protect compani...

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Background Check Practices: The Importance of Keeping them Up to Date

Running background verification checks comes with the territory of being a responsible employer. Given the real threat of data manipulation and forgery in today’s world, after all, one...

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Should You Run a Background Check on Yourself Before Sending Job Applications?

Have you ever Googled your name? If you’re planning to apply for a job soon, you better check what has been written about you on the World Wide Web. For sure, you don’t want to m...

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Should You Still Hire Someone with a Police Record?

You meet a great applicant. After a few interviews, they have demonstrated they have what it takes for the job and have shown a genuine desire to join the company. However, a routine backgro...

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Background Checks Matter!

A thriving workplace can be a challenging environment. After all, it isn’t always easy to motivate people to give their all, when it comes to work.  But, when you create an e...

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Who is Visiting Your Home?

Do you really know your pool man, dog washer, window cleaner or lawn mowing contractor ? Make sure your home service providers has a recent national police history check. You certainly want ...

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Thinking of a Career as an Aged Care worker?

Data on Job Outlook (www.joboutlook.gov.au) are updated on a yearly basis and are compiled from national statistics which may not reflect either regional variations or more recent changes in...

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Resume

Your resume has one purpose: to earn you an interview with your prospective employer. Tailor the content to best meet the specified requirements of the position. The most common resume forma...

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