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3 Key Trends Affecting Employers

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In its 2013 Employment Screening Benchmarking Report, based on a survey of more than 1,600 HR, security and management professionals, HireRight discusses some of the major trends that are currently affecting employers. Leaders in these organizations are grappling with a wide variety of issues, and many are turning to their human resources teams to help […]

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Top 4 Benefits of Employment Background Screening

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Why do employers conduct background checks? Is it simply to verify a job candidate’s qualifications, or are there additional benefits? The 2012 HireRight Employment Screening Benchmarking Report reveals the top four benefits employers realize by conducting background screening and how it adds value to their organization. 1. Improved quality of hire Sixty-seven percent of survey […]

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Does Your Background Check Provider Comply With 3 Key Provisions of the FCRA?

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The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) is a United States federal law that protects the accuracy and privacy of the information found in consumer reports, such as credit reports and criminal histories. As an employer, you may obtain consumer reports for employment purposes through a third-party background check provider. The background check provider (known as […]

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5 Ways Background Screening Providers Help Small Businesses

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As an increasing number of small businesses implement employment background screening, there are several important factors to consider when determining whether to conduct background checks in-house or to utilize an on-demand provider. Determining who conducts your background checks can be a critical factor in the effectiveness of your program. While there may seem to be […]

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6 Reasons Companies Made Bad Hires in 2012

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A recent study by CareerBuilder reveals how frequently companies choose the wrong candidate when filling job openings and how costly it can be. According to an online survey of 2,494 hiring managers and human resources professionals, 69 percent of their companies experienced costly bad hires in 2012. Just one bad hire can be highly detrimental […]

Are Those References Real? Surprising Findings Revealed in CareerBuilder Study

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Recent research by CareerBuilder reveals several important reasons why employers should conduct reference checks. Employers that conduct reference checks are able to obtain information beyond what can be found on resumes or during interviews and can provide insight into an applicant’s work ethic and abilities. However, some employers may overlook references or fail to properly […]