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Alexis Kolirin

Recruitment fraud has been identified as a major issue in recent times, causing misery and upset for job seekers and employers. SaferJobs was launched in response, to fight the rise of employment fraud and protect job seekers and employers.

Keystream has joined in that fight by partnering with SaferJobs

What is SaferJobs?

The organisation is a registered UK charity which brings recruitment agencies together with government bodies, trade associations and the police. It works to support victims of fraud, identify and expose scams and advises on how to protect against job-related fraud. It’s website acts as an advice hub and provides an easy way to report fraudulent activity, such as fake job advertisements.

SaferJobs has expanded its remit in recent years to cover the prevention of labour market exploitation, recruitment company abuse and modern slavery.

What we’re doing

As a SaferJobs partner, Keystream follows their Principles of Good Practice for recruitment agencies which include:

  • Compliance with Employment Agency legislation
  • Only advertising jobs that do exist and that we have permission to advertise
  • Treat job seeker information confidentially and adhere to data laws around data sharing
  • Pay job seekers promptly and correctly, on time, and communicate any charges to job seekers. Keystream doesn’t charge any of our job seekers or contractors fees of any kind.
  • Actively support under-represented job seekers, e.g. people with convictions, living with disabilities, veterans and ethnic minorities. 
  • A transparent process to investigate job seeker complaints quickly and professionally
  • Provide full, written information about the job they are applying for
  • Offer advice about common scams and share SaferJobs resources via their website
  • Report and share information about fraud with SaferJobs

Keystream goes further than these principles in several areas:

  • We never ask for payment of any kind from job seekers, and never will.
  • We have an equality, diversity & inclusion programme dedicated to helping redress inequalities and discrimination against all groups with ‘protected characteristics’
  • Our processes for complaints is regularly audited through ISO certification

For more information on how we work with SaferJobs contact us.

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.


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