PROFiT to set industry standard on vetting staff

PROFiT to set industry standard on vetting staff

The Prevention of Fraud in Travel group is to establish a guide for the industry on vetting staff.

The group held its latest meeting at Westminster Hall in Parliament with MP Nigel Evans attending. Fraud experts David Chernick from KPMG and Richard Smith from risk specialist First Advantage advised the members about the need for background-checking their employees.

PROFiT chair Barry Gooch said: “We are hoping they will help us design a manual of best practice for vetting staff, which is a very important issue in the industry. Many organisations only vet staff on certain salaries, when they should be looking at the roles that are most at risk. If people entering the travel industry know they will be vetted, it could help deter fraudsters.”

Evans, who chairs the All-Party Group on ID Fraud,  has invited the group to hold another meeting at Parliament within a year.

The PROFiT group has attracted a number of enquiries from new members since its official launch in February.

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