Hiya, I am currently applying for new jobs and am at the final stage with a company who have said if successful I need to be of 'good repute' and will be subject to 'FSA checks'. It is an electrical retailer who offer finance to customers. I work in Human Resources and so will not be involved in the financial aspects of the organisation. I presume my IVA will show up on these checks...what info will they get and do you think it will affect them offering me the role?
Hi, I think FSA checks are different from credit checks and would show the professional conduct record (sanctions etc) of financial staff registered with the FSA. Good luck though! Starting a new job is worrying and I'm just going thru it myself. Sent off the bits they wanted but still worried they may want to credit check me when I start!
I think I will get in touch with the recruitment agency tomorrow and tell them about it and ask their advice, I would hate to be offered it, then have it taken away because it comes up on a later search! At least this way they get to make an informed decision...must admit though its leaving me with a feeling that I have done something wrong...and it seems unfair as it will not affect how effective I am at my HR role!
I will update this post when I have spoken to the agency tomorrow, to keep you in the loop for future questions etc.
Just wanted to give you an update, it seems that it doesn't make a difference to my offer of employment. The CCJ will be picked up on a level 1 FSA check but as I have mentioned it prior they say its not a problem.
I didn't get the job I went for, there was an internal candidate who got it, however they really liked me and want to see if there is something else for me in the business!
I haven't got the job yet...so will post again if and when its confirmed, as what they say not may not necessarily reflect their practices when making an offer.
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