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UK – Portable DBS checks will boost temporary recruitment

21 June 2013

The new portable Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks introduced this month will help the temporary recruitment market grow, according to employment provider giant group. Matthew Brown, Managing Director of giant commented, “For recruiters, this new initiative will speed up placement services.

“By allowing greater ease for contractors to move across projects, recruitment agencies will be in a better position to place some of their best candidates into new assignments.”

Streamlining the process, the Criminal Records Bureau and the Independent Safeguarding Authority have merged, so that only one organisation processes disclosure checks.

“This new development will be a welcome change for all involved in contract work. For professional contractors and interim workers, DBS’s new Update Service will be a valued initiative. Unlike before, checks will be transferable between jobs, removing some of the barriers often associated with interim working. Once a worker has subscribed to the Update Service their employer will be able to go online, with the worker’s consent, and carry out a free, instant check to find out if the information released on the DBS certificate is current and up-to-date,” said Mr Brown.

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