What is Ban the Box? [Infographic]

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A hot topic in recent months is the growing number of “ban the box” legislation. Following Hawaii, the first state to enact such a law, are a number of states and cities requiring, among other things, a delay in the timing when an employer asks a candidate about his or her criminal background. These are […]


What Background Screening Policy Changes Are Organizations Planning for 2014?

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A majority of employers (88%) who responded to HireRight’s 2014 Annual Employment Screening Benchmarking Report indicated that they only review their background screening policies and procedures occasionally, leaving only a small percentage of respondents who conduct reviews more frequently than once per year. Since negligent hiring and retention claims are recognized in almost every state […]


How Background Screening Amplifies Your Talent Acquisition Efforts

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Hiring top talent and minimizing the risk of bad hires are essential goals for all organizations. After all, employees are the face of organizations to both customers and the world, and high-caliber employees who deliver on their commitments are a keystone of building great organizations. Creating effective hiring practices, including employment screening, are an investment […]


Re-Screening Current Employees: An Important Part of Your Background Screening Program

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The lingering impact of the global recession coupled with a reported lack of qualified talent have led many employers to seek out non-traditional approaches to managing talent, like asking current employees to take on additional responsibilities, sourcing employees with foreign backgrounds, and looking to contingent workers to take on business-critical duties. Unfortunately, as revealed by […]