Job Scam Advice
Job Scam Advice is what SAFERjobs do, they also work with Action Fraud, The Metropolitan Police and other key agencies.
Looking for new employment can be challenging and frustrating.
This is regardless of whether you are a first time job seeker, looking to climb the career ladder or you need a new challenge or change of career.
A very worrying development that job seekers, agencies and employers need to be aware of are a variety of elaborate job scams.
Thousands of people in the UK are now falling victim to online job fraud, losing an average of £4,000. They suffer the double whammy of thinking they have secured new employment as fell as a financial hit.
We’re delighted to have signed up to be partners with SAFERjobs to offer more protection to all our job seekers.
Committed to Job Seeker Welfare
To stay safe in your job search we recommend that you visit SAFERjobs, a non-profit, joint industry and law enforcement organisation working to combat job scams.
Visit the SAFERjobs website for information on common scams and to get free, expert advice for a safer job search.
East Midlands Jobs Market
According to ‘The EY Regional Economic Forecast’ in 2019, the region recorded economic growth of 1.6% also employment growth of 3.4%.
The East Midlands (like everywhere else) has its own employment fraud challenges.
Therefore any form of Job Scam Advice or resources to counteract this issue are why we are proud to be partners with the SAFERjobs organisation.
Principles of Good Practice
- Job Vacancies – We only work with established and genuine jobs providers, who are themselves signed up for the SAFERjobs scheme. Any jobs uploaded by individuals or companies have to go through a verification process
- Due Diligence – We check potential employer location, profiles, if reviews are real. Also look at past conduct, if possible, to ensure there is no history regarding mistreatment of job-seekers
- Boundaries – We have a system in place to minimise the number of times, the same advert can be published
- Granting Permission to Publish – Once jobs have been uploaded by a third party they go straight to ‘Admin Review’ allowing us to check if they meet our criteria. If they do then the job or jobs are authorised, published then become active
- Rejecting Jobs – If they don’t meet our criteria, which could also include they are possible threats to our jobs infrastructure like possible malware or spam then at the ‘Admin Review’ stage the uploaded jobs would be rejected.
- Further Investigation – Would involve asking all the required questions to establish if East Midlands Jobs & Advice could move forward with the particular job post. If this wasn’t possible then the job listing would be rejected
- Misleading – We try to ensure that job postings that are blatantly misleading are removed (if issues are flagged up by job seekers and we agree after investigation). Our Compliance Team may also identify issues prior to approval of a potential job listing, going live
- Duty of Care – To report and share information about fraud with SAFERjobs
- Permission – East Midlands Jobs & Advice would seek permission from Job Seekers before transferring their data
- Breaches – A process in place to investigate breaches