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vickigriffiths

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Post by vickigriffiths » Fri Jun 25, 2010 9:25 pm
thanks melanie. whats vetting?
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Post by kallis3 » Fri Jun 25, 2010 9:50 pm
Vetting is when they check into your background, usually to check for criminal convictions and sometimes, as Mel says, to check into your financial background.
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Post by MelanieGiles » Fri Jun 25, 2010 9:51 pm
Vetting is a method used in the forces - but also the civil service and other occupations - to ensure that people are honest and trustworthy to keep information that may come into their hands of a sensitive nature safe.

The vetting process involves detailed background checking into your family, friends, jobs you have held and even to the point of finding out how much you drink! It is simply another method of making sure that this country's secrets remain safe - and that people could not be blackmailed or co-erced into passing on information to people who would want to use it to harm our nation.

Sometimes - and moreso in the past than now - it was felt that if someone was in debt, they may be more susceptible to corruption.
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Post by Julie » Sat Jun 26, 2010 7:30 pm
I had to draw up a new contract for a senior management position and was asked to include a clause that would result in dismissal if the employee entered a legal agreement with any creditors. I'm still arguing with the MD over this why this clause is relevant.

Worrying how many contracts are now including such like clauses.
 
 

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Post by kallis3 » Sat Jun 26, 2010 8:23 pm
Totally wrong. Just because we are in debt does not make us any worse at doing the job.
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Post by Julie » Sat Jun 26, 2010 8:28 pm
I totally agree Jan and thats why I'm fighting against the clause...probably fighting a losing battle as it's fast becoming the norm to have something similar for senior positions. Still, I will try my best [;)]
 
 

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Post by kallis3 » Sat Jun 26, 2010 8:40 pm
Shouldn't matter what position it is for and I hope you win.
Sharing from experiences of dealing with debt
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