HireRight’s 2017 Benchmark Report – A Trip Around the World

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Our recent benchmark survey formed the foundation for HireRight’s Annual Employment Screening Benchmark Reports, representing responses from thousands of human resources professionals in the United States (U.S.), Europe/Middle East/Africa (EMEA) and Asia Pacific (APAC, including Australia and New Zealand).

The results show strong similarities but also numerous unique perspectives that may be helpful in assessing your individual human capital management programs.

Here are a number of questions we asked with responses from different regions.

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Best Practices and Practical Solutions to the Global Background Check Conundrum

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In a 2012 KPMG survey, 75% of American executives said they were expanding globally and 70% explicitly stated that they planned to expand their international employee base. For such multinationals, the dynamic and global workforce offers a unique opportunity to hire high-caliber talent. However, for the recruiters who must source global candidates, the myriad of […]

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Business Drivers and Challenges in Global Background Screening

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After emerging from one of the hardest recessions in decades, employers have been fretting over a seemingly pervasive skills gap. Why aren’t there enough qualified candidates despite the fact that we have nearly two job seekers for every available job? This is particularly true in the fields of technology, science, and engineering, as well as […]

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Are You Adequately Addressing the Potential Risks of Hiring a More Global Workforce?

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To address the very commonly reported “talent gap”, many employers are looking outside their country’s borders to source talent with sought-after skills and experience. In fact, according to HireRight’s 2013 Employment Screening Benchmarking Report, more than half of employers are actively recruiting people who have lived, worked, or studied in another country. These employers are […]

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Stop Making Excuses: Global Screening Is Just Too Important to Neglect

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Despite continued strong unemployment numbers, employers continue to report struggling with talent acquisition. As a result, many are turning to non-traditional sources of talent, like recruiting from abroad. HireRight’s 2013 Employment Screening Benchmarking Report, in fact, reveals that 55 percent of employers are actively recruiting candidates with foreign backgrounds. This new talent pool, however, has […]