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Beaut Event, Aotal

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Kudos to Aotal for hosting a top notch HR community event last week, benefitting CureKids.

There were plenty of highly engaged HR people talking to a wide range of vendors, from established players like SilkRoad to early stage startups like CheckMate.

As the first company to provide truly paperless Criminal Record checks in New Zealand, we had a great opportunity to preview another of our firsts: branded checks.

Branded checks take the candidate pre-employment experience to the next level. Employers are increasingly trying to smooth out this gnarliest of parts of the recruiting process.

Getting real feedback from real customers - that's a privilege at any event!

My personal highlight of the event - corporate anthropologist Michael Henderson's insightful graphs.

3 legal traps for NZ employers dealing with criminal record checks

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When it comes to candidate criminal record checks, you're dealing with the ultimate in sensitive personal data, so your recruitment process has to be squeaky clean. Here are 3 areas to watch out for.
1. If you're hiring people conditionally, keep all of your paperwork straight - not just your application form In 2013, Fonterra was forced to pay $18,000 compensation to Jason Richardson, a driver who was sacked after he failed to disclose his traffic and criminal convictions on Fonterra's job application form.

Fonterra's application form at the time was crystal clear regarding convictions.

It asked applicants to disclose any criminal or driving convictions. It also dealt with cases where background check results were not confirmed until after employment had started, by stating that misleading or false information could be grounds for dismissal without notice.

However when applying, Richardson mistakenly assumed that his previous convictions fell under the Clean Slate Ac…

We're live! CheckPlease - dashboard and API for Ministry of Justice Criminal Record checks

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We're live! The first online dashboard and API for Ministry of Justice Criminal Record checks is online at https://checkplease.co.nz.

Please give us a ring at 64-9-9730990 or email at info@checkplease.co.nz if we can help you smooth the process of Criminal Record checks at your organisation.

For our existing customers - thank you more than we can say for your help in evolving our platform to meet your needs. When you sign into the new platform using the same email, you will see your dashboard.

We've rolled out three plans - Business, Credit and Member.

Business and Credit plans

CheckPlease delivers full service criminal record checks to you at $39, $49 or $59 for 3, 10 or 15 working day turnaround, with volume discounts for heavy users.

You just enter the candidate's name and email address and we do the rest.

Contact us for a credit account, for monthly invoicing.

Member plan

If you are a member of the Ministry of Justice's CCH online service (its easy to join and takes…