candidate experience

The Candidate Experience: From First Impression to Onboarding

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As part of our preparations for the Global Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), we created the HireRight Candidate Commitment – our promise to candidates who trust us with their personal data. We make these eight commitments to every candidate we screen. We will manage your data as required by regulation We will be clear and transparent […]

Pay Equity for Women

60 Minutes Covers Pay Equity – It’s About Time

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As a leading proponent of pay equity focused screening solutions, HireRight was pleased and gratified to see “60 Minutes” feature a segment on strides to eradicate the persistent pay gap that women have struggled against in the workplace for decades. As the “Me Too” movement continues to gain momentum, recognition that women are still being […]

5 Common Recruiter Questions About Background Checks in the U.S.

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HireRight conducted approximately 12.5 million background checks in 2017. That’s a lot of checks! And many questions are still asked about background checks – even from recruiters. So we’ve answered a few of the most often-asked here. Unlike being able to type a few keystrokes on the computer CSI style and get a full report on anyone, the actual process can be quite complex.

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After Breast Cancer: How to Handle the Gap on Your Resume to Get Back to Work

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As the next and hopefully final phase of your journey with breast cancer begins: the return to work. Others may have fought the disease while still on the job. You, on the other hand, needed months or years off to undergo debilitating cancer treatment. Or maybe you were caring for a loved one fighting the disease. In either case, your Family and Medical Leave (FMLA) benefit ran out, you quit or lost your job, and now with a good prognosis, you are ready and eager to get back to work. Time to update that resume and hit the job boards.

Except the break created a lengthy employment gap on your resume that sticks out like a sore thumb. Will your hiatus guarantee you’ll automatically be eliminated from the competition to get a job for which you’re ideally suited? Should you try to hide or come up with creative excuses for your time unemployed?