The sixth annual Benchmarking Report showcases the strategic objectives, related policies, and practical management of employment screening programs. The survey of 1,600 professionals also highlights their hiring outlook for 2013, as well as business, talent management, and background screening priorities.
Sustained Growth Anticipated
For the second year in a row, the optimistic hiring outlook is again tempered by a conservative forecast for the number of hires, reflecting the moderate pace of economic recovery.
Competition for Talent Heats Up
Despite continually solid unemployment rates, employers are still encountering issues with filling open positions, as available applicants may not meet the requirements of available jobs. This situation creates increased competition for qualified candidates: 71% of respondents indicate they have taken steps to improve the applicant experience in the screening process during the prior year.
For more insights into policies, programs, and hiring expectations, download the 2013 HireRight Employment Screening Benchmarking Report.
"The report is designed to capture critical screening program data to help employers evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of their own screening practices so they can improve their screening processes and their overall quality of hire."
Rachel Trindade, vice president of marketing