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5 Benefits of Background Screening by Staffing Agencies

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With many organizations still uncertain about the economic outlook, employers may be reluctant to meet immediate headcount needs by filling necessary positions with permanent employees. As a result, many organizations are turning to contingent or temporary workers to meet this demand for staffing. According to a study by Intuit, by the year 2020, contingent workers […]

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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 […]

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The Background Screening Gap that Many HR Professionals are Overlooking

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Many organizations in the United States actively recruit individuals who have lived, studied, or worked in another country. Hiring individuals with foreign experience or backgrounds can add valuable new perspectives to an organization and can serve as tangible evidence of a commitment to diversity. However, only 15% of the employers who responded to HireRight’s 2014 […]

How are Organizations Leveraging Social Media For Recruiting?

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According to a recent Pew Research study, as of September 2013, 73% of online adults use social media. Not surprisingly, many human resources professionals are actively seeking new ways to reach potential job candidates through this expanding channel and incorporate it into their overall hiring practices. However, while social media can present many exciting new opportunities […]