Becoming GDPR Compliant – Step 1 of 12

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The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is less than a year away.

Yet, there still seems to be some way to go for most companies affected to achieve compliance with the new regulations.

Over the next year, HireRight will be releasing the “12 Steps to GDPR Compliance” blog series, aimed at addressing some key issues that are closely related to the HireRight services.

2017 Trends in Recruiting via Social Media

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When HireRight published its first Employment Screening Benchmark Report ten years ago, we did not survey respondents about their use of social media. It seems odd now, but a decade ago, social media wasn’t even on the hiring map. That’s changed quite a bit, as we’ve seen in HireRight’s 2017 Employment Screening Benchmark Report. Social media has become part of the fabric of talent management, and a critical one at that. Ignoring it today would be like running job postings exclusively in newspapers, or using only snail mail to correspond with job candidates.

Read more about the impact of social media on the hiring process, and take a look at a number of suggested Best Practices for using social media as part of your hiring program, here.

Improving the Hiring Process: FMCSA’s Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse

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On December 5, 2016, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) finalized a rule to create a drug and alcohol clearinghouse for commercial driver license holders (CDL).

The clearinghouse will act as a central repository for drivers’ positive test results, refusals to test and other such federal violations of the drug and alcohol testing regulations.

Once fully operational the clearinghouse will significantly improve safety and help expedite the hiring process for commercial drivers.

Blind Recruitment – The Way to Overcoming Bias in Hiring?

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Partiality. Prejudice. Bias.

They’re ugly words in any circumstance. Uglier still even when applied – even unconsciously – by a human resources professional when considering a candidate keen for a job. Yet interviews, even those conducted by the most seasoned, cautious and responsible hiring professional, may inadvertently be tainted by unintended preconceptions.

But what if, in the hiring process at least, we could overcome all of our preconceived notions? What if we could distill the hiring process so we recommend or hire based purely on each candidate’s merits?

Yes, this is a radical notion that flies in the face of standard practices. Yet it could work, and is working, in fact. Read how.