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Recruitment Group Launches Robust Criminal Records Checking Service

Leading recruitment and training provider, New Directions, has introduced a new corporate brand and logo –; created specifically for their tailored disclosure service that has provided organisations with criminal record checks for over 10 years.

The rebrand reflects the growth of the group and the growing changes in legislation across the UK. The business has created a bespoke online system which has been developed in-house is managed by their internal product development team.

The team say that the new system delivers a complete start-to-finish process for applications which ensures they stay in complete control with any future changes or enhancements relating to Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) application procedures.

Kate Williams, DBS Advisor for comments ‘realising the need and demand for an integrated online DBS system and being able to evolve and develop the idea into a finished product has been such a great experience.

We wanted to create a system based on ease of use and accessibility for all users. From using similar systems before, we were able to have clear views on what we liked and what we felt we could improve on to ensure that we had a product that would serve and exceed the needs of our business and bring us sprinting into the 21st century’.

New Directions has been an umbrella organisation for the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) since 2002. has been given approval by both the Disclosure and Barring Service and the Ministry of Justice as a rigorous and safe system for employers and organisations to use to obtain appropriate criminal record checks.

Kate continues ‘We soon realised that the service we had would be just as advantageous to an external market as it was to ourselves. We saw such a great increase in the speed and fluidity of our recruitment processes and knew that many more organisations from across all sectors would benefit from this also. I am really looking forward to seeing our system capabilities grow to ensure we are going above and beyond the needs of our external clients as well as our own’.

With the launch of the online service comes a new independent branding from the business. Leah Seltzer, Head of Compliance for the group who helped lead the project says ‘the brand is a step away from our traditional themes. Although the group’s core functionality is recruitment and training – we wanted to distinguish this service as a stand-alone service. We hope that the look and feel of the brand appeals to all business community sectors’.

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Welsh Business Adds to Growing Collection of Awards

Leading recruitment and training specialists, New Directions have been awarded ‘Best Recruitment and Training Services Provider’ by the Corporate Vision Recruitment Awards 2015.

The awards, ran by Corporate Vision recognise those organisations that add extra value to the business community. Corporate Vision is a monthly magazine created by highly experienced and passionate team of business experts and has a circulation to over 170,000 top tier professionals around the globe.

Ruth Dalton, Head of Communications for New Directions comments, “We are proud that our organisation is recognised within the larger business community. As a team we are constantly striving to expand our growing number of awards. This really lets our team know we are ‘getting it right’ for our stakeholders, and of course it contributes to increasing our brand awareness globally.”

This recognition adds to New Directions’ growing collection of awards, with this being the third awarded to the Welsh business this year alone. Earlier in 2015 the business was awarded ‘Supplier of the Year’ at the Welsh National Procurement Awards.

New Directions have won a number of awards over the past few years, including becoming a Hot 100 Recruiter in 2012 (REC), being listed as one of the top 1,000 companies to inspire Britain by the London Stock Exchange Group in 2013 and being listed in the top 250 recruitment firms in the UK by Recruiter International in 2014.

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