001: Current Job Scams, an interview with Keith Rosser, Chair of SAFERjobs

Join Julia Kermode as she talks to Keith Rosser, Chair of SAFERjobs, about the increasing number of job related scams that are exploiting people currently. If you are looking for work then this is an incredibly important podcast episode for you to listen to. Keith shares his insight and knowledge of what the current job scams are in relation to fake jobs, fake training, ID theft and even CV writing scams.

Some of these scams are very clever and convincing so it is all too easy to be taken in by them. For that reason we also discuss how you can spot a scam vs a genuine opportunity, and how you can best protect yourself against being duped.  Unfortunately job related scams are not new, but they have become much more prevalent recently as these rogues seek to exploit vulnerable people. Trust us, if you are looking for work currently then this is one podcast episode you won’t want to miss.

About Keith Rosser

  • Founded Reed Screening in 2011, one of the UK’s largest pre-employment vetting businesses. Keith is responsible for all aspects of compliance across the Reed group.
  • Board Member of the Professional Background Screening Association in Europe.
  • Sits on ECHO (Employers Co-operating with the Home Office) which is a sub-group of the prime minister’s tackling illegal working forum.
  • Appointed to the Ministerial Advisory Panel on Future of Work and advises on the UK’s labour market strategy.
  • Chairs the first cross-government committee on the flexible labour market, supply chains, and worker rights (theascor.org).
  • Chairs the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) Compliance+ programme.
  • Received a Commendation Award from the Home Office for services to recruitment.

About SAFERjobs

  • Founded in 2008 by the Metropolitan Police as part of their business crime initiative.
  • Now advises 1m job seekers and receives reports totalling some £500k worth of scams annually.
  • Works closely with BEIS, DWP, Citizens Advice Bureau, Action Fraud, Trading Standards, Crimestoppers, as well as the recruitment industry.
  • Information provided to SAFERjobs by job seekers leads to a large amount of enforcement action, website take downs, and the removal of fake jobs.
  • Recent press coverage has included BBC News, Sky News and filming on Rip Off Britain.

Contact details

SAFERjobs website
Twitter @SAFERjobs

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