If you’re trying to get to grips with remote working, you’re not alone. Over the last few weeks, millions have taken home a laptop and are trying to work in a corner of the kitchen or a bedroom. Coronavirus has seen the number of homeworkers rocket, but this was already Continue Reading
DBS Certificates for Home Workers
Working from home is something which we’re all doing a bit more of. Even before the global pandemic of Spring 2020 hit, companies were realising that allowing people to work from home had a lot of benefits. Working from home one or two days a week is fairly common. Working Continue Reading
Disclosure Certificates for Volunteers
Do you know the difference between a worker, an employee and a volunteer? The way we’re all working in the UK is changing. Companies such as Uber or Deliveroo have been involved in lengthy battles with HMRC about whether their workers are employed, or self-employed. These rulings have an impact Continue Reading
Basic DBS Checks and Brexit
After what seems like several years of parliamentary wrangling, the UK finally seems to be on course to leave the EU at the end of January 2020. Whatever your personal feelings on the matter, there is no denying that things in the UK are going to change. There has been Continue Reading
How Long Does a Background Check take?
More employers than ever are running a comprehensive background check on members of staff. It’s all about managing risk. It can be very expensive for a business to take on someone who doesn’t work out as an employee. Usually, applicants think checking is all about a criminal record. But that’s Continue Reading
DBS Checks – Are There Still Delays?
We’ve all heard the horror stories about DBS checks. Delays can mean applicants have to give up their job offer, as the employer just can’t wait any longer for the paperwork to arrive. The DBS Service hits the headlines when delays spiral, but it’s all gone a bit quiet of Continue Reading
Disclosure Checks and Overseas Addresses
Thousands of people apply for disclosure checks each year. Most of them need a DBS certificate because of the work they do. There are three different levels of DBS check, and all involve looking into your criminal record. The type of job you do will depend on how deeply the Continue Reading
If you’re interested in making a difference to your local community, what about the Special Constables service? This is voluntary service with a difference. Specials, as they’re commonly known, get involved with all aspects of policing. They work alongside the regular police. No two days are the same for specials, Continue Reading
Volunteer Driving Opportunities
Are you at a bit of a loose end and looking for something interesting to do in your spare time? What about volunteer driving opportunities? If you’ve a full driving licence, then there are a whole host of charities who are desperate for your help. Here’s everything you need to Continue Reading
Why is my DBS certificate taking so long?
Nobody’s a fan of waiting. Is there anything more frustrating than delays? We don’t think so. If you’re desperate to start a new job, you certainly don’t want to be waiting for your DBS certificate to finally drop through the letterbox. There are all sorts of horror stories out there Continue Reading