#Agenda’sJingleJetpack

It’s the most wonderful time of the year (again)!

Agenda’s Christmas game has officially launched and we’re getting into the spirit of Christmas by giving away £500 worth of holiday vouchers to two lucky winners! Could there a better way to start 2020 than by booking yourself a FREE holiday?

To be in with a chance of winning all you have to do is help Santa to deliver 30 or more screening packages to get your name on the leader board and entered into the prize draw.

Click the link here to get involved!

Merry Christmas from all at Agenda!

New Chair of the PBSA Europe Council announced

Following an election by Council members, Carl Butler has been appointed Chair of the PBSA Europe Council for 2019/20.

Carl takes over from David Hutchinson, who has guided the Council (formerly NAPBS Europe Chapter) for the past 12 months. David specifically led the increased focus on reaching out across the sector through genuine collaboration & transparency for the benefit of all members and their clients. This has also involved a new weekly newsletter and regular LinkedIn activity. The Council acknowledges his commitment, service and significant contribution to the ongoing work of representing the pre-employment sector across Europe and globally.

The newly re-branded PBSA has a fresh mandate from its members to become a truly global association, with four Councils covering the USA, Canada, APAC and Europe. The PBSA Europe Council covers over 50 countries and our aim in the coming year is to engage with more countries, organisations and service providers and make the PBSA Europe Council even more representative of the sector.

The PBSA Europe Council members are looking forward to engaging with you over the next 12 months, including our Annual Conference in the Spring and an increased number of formal and informal events.

New Certification at Agenda

Chris Withers, Agenda’s Director of IT and Compliance, has successfully gained the preeminent professional privacy certification (Certified Information Privacy Professional) from the largest and most respected Global Privacy Association IAPP (The International Association of Privacy Professionals).

“People are central to everything that we do at Agenda, ensuring that we handle people’s information in a secure, ethical and legal way are testament to Agenda’s core values of Respect, Responsibility and Reputation, The CIPP/E certification continues Agenda’s commitment to these highest standards”

Chris Withers, Director of IT and Compliance

Agenda can now boast an onsite Certified Information Security, Manager (ISACA CISM), GDPR Practitioner, Certified 27001 Lead Auditor and Certified Information Privacy Professional (IAPP, CIPP/E).

Agenda at CIPD 2019!

We are heading out to the annual CIPD conference in Manchester this November!

If you’re heading to the conference on the 6th and 7th November, why not drop by the Agenda stand – we’ll be at F100 – where you can meet up with Matt, Ben and Tim, amongst others and discuss your screening requirements.

The team have been working hard on the stand for this year’s conference and have some great giveaways and interactions for you. We’ll also have ways in which you can sign up for our Screening Matters Newsletter, so don’t miss out! 

Keep an eye on our social media for further updates nearer the time. We’re looking forward to chatting with you!

Compliance Audit Success for Agenda!

We’re proud to announce that Agenda Screening Services has just successfully passed two compliance audits by Access Northern Ireland/Department of Justice (ANI).

We are fully compliant to conduct Basic, Standard and Enhanced criminal record checks within Northern Ireland, in addition to England, Wales and Scotland via Disclosure Scotland and the Disclosure & Barring Service.

Not only can we provide you with the UK criminal checks you need, we can obtain criminal record information from most countries, in addition to other non-UK checks like qualifications, sanctions and employment records.

Working with our global partners, we can obtain information using one of 200 languages, minimising delays and reducing your overall recruitment lead time.

Team Expansion at Agenda!

Chris Withers has been promoted Director of IT and Compliance. Chris will be responsible for driving initiatives that Innovate, Define and Deliver the Technology, IT Operations Information Security and Data Protection strategies across all divisions of Agenda Resource Management Ltd, ensuring the delivery is aligned with the needs of the business. The focus will be on ensuing solutions are delivered in an efficient, effective and compliant manner.

Mic Fullwood has been promoted to Technical Officer. A role responsible for supporting the delivery of the information strategy, providing the IT operations to implement, maintain and support the IT infrastructure and end user experience.

Liam Noble is the latest recruit as Support Engineer for Agenda. This role is designed to support the Technical Officer in the day to day running of Agenda’s infrastructure. Working as part of the IT Team, the 1st line support point of contact in providing the business with user support, system and log maintenance/updates, troubleshooting support.

Julie Middleton, Financial Director for Agenda “We are delighted to champion the success of our IT function, which has clearly demonstrated a cycle of progression and continuous improvement.  A difficult achievement when taking into account that IT is a sector associated with advancements and forward thinking.  Key achievements include client-centric commercial solutions; the drive to ensure technical excellence; and the zero-tolerance approach to compliance”.

Screening Career Pathway Update

Natalie, Sarah, Anna, Amy, Sadie, Julie, Gemma and Carl

Its been another successful six months for Agenda Screening Services, with more new clients enjoying the benefits of our personal service combined with fast turnaround times.

This expansion has allowed us to offer more opportunities for our people to progress along our Career Pathway and I’m pleased to announce that we have three new Team Coaches and four new level 3 Desktop Researchers.

Starting their new roles this month are, from left to right; Natalie, Sarah, Anna, Amy, Sadie, Julie, Gemma and Carl

We wish them all every success in their new roles.

Quintuple audit success!

Agenda today is celebrating a Quintuple audit success after successfully passing audits for the following standards:

  • 27001 Information Security Management
  • 22301 Business Continuity
  • 9001 Quality Management
  • 14001 Environmental Management
  • BS10012 Personal Information Management

These audits were carried out by an independent UKAS accredited certification body.

These standards are an important part of Agenda’s overall governance and assurance regime. We firmly believe that having an externally verified Information Security, Data Protection, Quality and Environmental management system is an important to both our customers and Agenda as it demonstrates our commitment to excellence.

Well done everyone involved!

If you’re looking for a robust, secure and comprehensive screening provider, get in touch with our team today!

New Structure at Agenda

Clare, Jemma, Sarah, Katrina, Kerrie, Kate, Andy & Carl

 

As Agenda Screening Services continues to win new clients with our bespoke and personal approach, we can continue to create new opportunities on our Career Pathway. This month, Katrina is promoted to a Screening Operations Manager role, Sarah and Andy are now Team Managers, Clare, Jemma and Kerrie become Team Supervisors and Kate is now a Team Coach.

Our approach to sustainable growth ensures that all clients receive outstanding service and a true partnership approach to fulfilling pre-employment screening needs.

For all of your pre-employment needs, get in touch with the team today on 08456 44 55 46.

Staff Development

Hendrik, Stuart, Karla, Lucy, Sue, Jess, Julie, Sadie, Mic, Gemma & Kate

As a company that invests heavily in the development of its staff, Agenda are proud to announce more training has been successfully completed by the staff at their Head Offices.

 Congratulations to the team that have recently completed courses in fire awareness and advanced customer service skills.

Staff are pictured here with their certificates.

Audit Success for Agenda!

Agenda successfully passed our audits for 22301 Business Continuity Management and BS10012 Personal Information Management. Over the course of the last 2 months Agenda have successfully passed surveillance audits for the following certification. BS10012 was adopted as the framework to manage GDPR and Data Protection Act 2018 compliance as it aligns to the principles of GDPR and DPA2018.

  • 27001 Information Security Management
  • 22301 Business Continuity
  • 9001 Quality Management
  • 14001 Environmental Management
  • BS10012 Personal Information Management
  • Cyber Essentials

“As part of Agenda’s overall governance and assurance regime we firmly believe that having externally verified process and procedures by a UKAS accredited certification body to international recognised standards is an important part of the process.” Chris Withers Head of IT and Compliance, Agenda

2018 Fundraising for Parkinsons UK

Agenda are extremely proud to present a cheque for our 2018 charity fundraising, during which we raised a total of £1718.91 to Parkinsons UK!

2018 saw a variety of fundraising activities with lots of members of staff engaging with the fundraising outside of work hours as well as in the office! We had people running 10Ks, riding the longest (and fastest!) zipline in Europe, as well as our usual dress up days, bake sales and holiday raffles.

Tracey from Parkinsons UK was thrilled with the amount we presented to her, as she said that the charity is purely funded off charity donations. Parkinsons UK is such a great cause and we really enjoyed fundraising for them throughout the year of 2018.

Well done, Team Agenda – what an amazing year.

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