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Informative HR-Related Literature

HireRight is dedicated to empowering HR and security professionals with the knowledge they need about pre-employment screening. As a means to that end, we have assembled a library of white papers intended to provide educational information on key industry issues.

Current Resources in the HireRight Library


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Practical Steps to Help Ensure Proper Form I-9 Compliance
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) investigations no longer only target organizations that knowingly employ unauthorized workers. Now organizations may be audited and penalized for incomplete, inaccurate or missing Form I-9s. With ICE fines totaling more than $9 million in FY2011, an increase of more than 1,200 percent in three years, Form I-9 compliance is something organizations should be taking seriously. In this white paper, learn practical steps your organization can take to help ensure Form I-9 compliance, as well as the benefits of an electronic I-9 solution.

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Practical Steps for Extended Workforce Screening
Due to a changing economic landscape, it is not uncommon for full-time employees to work alongside an "extended workforce" of contractors, vendors and other contingent workers. This change, however, can create a myriad of legal issues. Organizations that plan ahead and conduct a thorough assessment of all impacted areas can position themselves to seize opportunities as they emerge, without running afoul of the legal issues that inevitably exist. Don't miss these practical steps, including: reviewing staffing agency contracts, conducting compliance audits, revising privacy protocols, protecting trade secrets and more.

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Use of Hair for Drug Testing Gaining Momentum with Transportation Companies
If hiring drug-free employees is very important to your company, urinalysis can detect recent use, but hair testing can tell you much more. Urinalysis typically detects only drug use from the past 48 to 72 hours. But what about drug use in the weeks or months prior to the test? Hair testing can identify drug use as far back as three months and it is much more difficult to tamper with than urine testing. This white paper reveals key findings from a comparative test conducted by J.B. Hunt, a top for-hire motor carrier, a comparative drug testing index by Quest Diagnostics and more.

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The Importance of the Applicant Experience in Talent Acquisition
While hundreds have applied for the job, only a few candidates have the talent and qualifications and have made it through the interview process. In some cases, they are currently employed and are hesitant to make a change in this economy. They need to be assured that your company is right for them and you want a background check to ensure they are the perfect fit for you. It is important that candidates have a positive experience as they complete this final step. This white paper addresses the candidates’ expectations and what you should look for in a solution to help ensure a positive experience.

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How to Hire a Leader: Six Common Screening Mistakes
While employment screening is standard operating procedure for many companies, some organizations haven’t revisited their policies in some time. Meanwhile, regulatory requirements and best practices have changed. As a result, many organizations unknowingly make common mistakes in employment background screening that can result in undue risks and security gaps. Make sure you aren’t making any of these six common mistakes.

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When Instinct Isn't Enough: What Employers Need to Know to Protect Their Company, Customers and Employees
Should they have known? In 2010, a manager of a package delivery store was arrested on charges of grand theft related to missing money orders and gift cards. In 2008, an employee of an in-home cleaning company brutally beat and raped a nanny and attempted to kidnap the nanny and the baby. In both cases, a background check could have alerted the employers to their prior criminal history. This industry brief outlines the primary risks that arise from "bad hires" and how thorough background checking can help mitigate those risks.

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Are You Sending in a Trojan Horse? What Small Staffing Agencies Need to Know to Protect Themselves and Their Clients
There are a number of reasons why shrewd staffing agencies run background checks on potential employees before inviting them in to their business and, in turn, into their customers’ businesses. Background screening may be required by law for certain placements and industries, or, the customer may require screening. In all instances, failure to properly screen employees can have serious business and financial consequences. This industry brief outlines the risks that can arise from bad hires and how careful background screening can help mitigate those risks.

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Don’t Volunteer for Trouble: How Background Screening Can Protect Your Organization and the Communities You Serve
Volunteer organizations are in the business of helping--never harming. It is important to ensure your ambassadors are worthy of your trust, for your reputation and the safety of your communities could be at stake. Background screening is a key component in protecting your organization and community members. This industry brief outlines the risks that can result by not screening volunteers.

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Protecting the Franchise: What Franchisees Need to Know to Protect Their Customers and Their Investment
Franchise owners have the benefit of brand recognition and a proven business model and plan. It is up to you, as a franchisee, to make your location successful and this success lies heavily on the staff you hire. Background screening may be required by law for certain franchise employees, depending upon the nature of the business. In all instances, failure to properly screen employees can have serious business and financial consequences. This industry brief outlines the risks that arise from bad hires and how careful background screening can help mitigate those risks.

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Employment Screening Best Practices for Transportation Industry Employers
A rigorous, consistent and effective background screening program can help transportation employers comply with regulatory requirements and protect them from non-compliance penalties; reduce the risk of accidents; prevent theft and other criminal behavior associated with negligent hiring and retention; and improve the hiring process so as to quickly and effectively onboard the most qualified candidates. This white paper addresses several best practice guidelines transportation companies can follow in their screening process to address these needs, improve time-to-hire turnaround, meet compliance requirements, and help ensure a safer workplace.

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Do No Harm: How Background Screening Can Protect Small Health Care Providers and the Patients They Serve
Do no harm and help heal are some of the top responsibilities for health care providers. The first step in meeting these requirements is to make sure your employees are worthy of your trust and that of your patients. Background screening is required by law for health care providers in many instances. In all instances, failure to properly screen health care employees can have serious business and financial consequences. This industry brief outlines the risks that arise from bad hires and how careful background screening can help mitigate those risks.

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Knock-Knock, Who’s There? What In-Home Service Providers Need to Know About Screening Their Field Employees
A person’s home is their castle, and no one would willingly welcome in a dangerous criminal. If you offer in-home services, your customers trust you to send someone that is not a threat to their family or personal property. If you fail to do so, there can be serious business, financial and even legal consequences. This industry brief outlines the risks that arise from bad hires and how careful background screening can help mitigate those risks.

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FCRA Basics
The federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”) and several state statutes regulate employment background screen. The FCRA regulates background screens for “employment purposes” if the employer procures records or information on an individual from a background screening company such as HireRight (known in the screening industry and under the FCRA as a “consumer reporting agency”). This guide covers FCRA basics that U.S. employers should know and understand.

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ATS Integration White Paper
Ten years ago, background checking processes were informal, inconsistent, slow, costly, manual and paper-intensive. Today, employment screening has evolved into a formalized, consistent and automated procedure that is conducted by most large organizations. The business demands that drive screening programs have become increasingly complex, fueling the need for management solutions to help HR professionals better cope with a litany of new concerns. This informative white paper will provide you with best practices for integrating applicant tracking systems with a background checking solution.

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Cisco Rolls Out Global Screening to 93 Countries
Driven by the company’s global growth initiative, Cisco hiring professionals worked closely with HireRight to identify the legal, social and cultural screening requirements and prohibitions in 93 countries across Asia, Latin America, Africa, the Middle East and Europe. This educational case study will provide you with the benefits of rolling out a global background screening solution and you'll learn important details to consider when looking at a global solution for your firm.

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Leveraging Your Recruiting Solution for Background Screening
Advances in technology have helped close the loop in the recruiting process. This informative white paper will provide you with the basics and benefits of integrating your background screening and recruiting solutions. You'll also walk away with a good understanding of the important attributes to consider when looking at an integrated solution for your firm.

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The Threat of Contingent Labor on Workplace Safety
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), roughly 10 percent of the U.S. workforce can be classified as contingent (indirect) labor today. This population of the workforce (also referred to as the Extended Workforce) often has unrestricted access to your workplace–to facilities, systems, even sensitive and valuable materials–yet they are not subject to the same rigorous screening standards of full-time employees. This informative research brief describes the risks presented by this portion of the labor pool, results of researched performed in comparing the backgrounds of thousands of contingent workers to permanent workers of the same employers, and what's required to mitigate risks associated with the extended workforce.

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Health Care Industry Best Practices
As an organization in the health care industry, finding and hiring the best talent while also meeting compliance requirements to minimize risk is a significant challenge. This white paper helps health care organizations protect themselves from penalties associated with non-compliance, theft, and risks associated with negligent hiring or retention. These guidelines can also help organizations experience improved candidate cycle times, streamline hiring processes, and help maintain a safer workplace and patient care environment.

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Identify Your Riskiest Health Care Employees
For compliance executives at U.S. hospitals of any size, what you don't know can definitely hurt you. With so much at stake — monetary fines, brand damage and reduced fundraising campaigns — many executives are operating from a blind spot when it comes to sanctioned health care employees. This white paper highlights how using intelligent compliance assurance solutions are helping health care executives minimize the risks associated with employing sanctioned employees, contractors and vendors.


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