2014 Employment Screening Benchmarking Report

Discover Important Insight Insight Into Recruiting and Screening Trends

The seventh annual Benchmarking Report showcases the strategic objectives, related policies, and practical management of employment screening programs. The survey of more than 3,000 human resources, recruiting, talent management, security, safety and other professionals, also highlights the hiring outlook for 2014, as well as business, talent management, and background screening priorities.

Here are just a few highlights from the Report:

Sustained Growth Anticipated

For the third year in a row, the hiring outlook is good with 71% indicating growing their workforce. The outlook for new employee hiring improved 8% year over year.

Employment Screening Discovers Lies and Other Issues

Seventy-two percent indicated screening uncovered issues that would not have been otherwise found and 88% indicated screening uncovered lies on a resume.

Employers May have Gaps in their Screening Programs

Only 32% of organizations screen non-employees like temporary or contingent workers. Non-employees can pose many of the same risks as employees.

For more insights into policies, programs, and hiring expectations, download the 2014 HireRight Employment Screening Benchmarking Report.


"The annual HireRight Employment Screening Benchmarking Report provides an invaluable look at employer screening programs, practices and challenges, and is the industry's only large-scale user survey, so it offers important insights into recruiting and screening trends and issues."

- Rachel Trindade, Vice President of Marketing, HireRight