Comparing Extended Workforce Screening in the U.S., EMEA, and APAC

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It’s fascinating – and informative – to review the findings from the American editions of our 10th Annual Employment Screening Benchmark Report with those from our European/Middle East/Africa, and Asia/Pacific Regions. We’re literally – and figuratively – oceans apart in many areas, but according to the many thousands of hiring professionals we’ve surveyed around the world, also share many of the same perspectives and practices in conducting increasingly-critical background checks.

Take a look at how we compare verifying the backgrounds of The Extended Workforce: independent contractors, contingent and temporary workers, volunteers, and vendor representatives. The results may surprise you.

U.S. vs. EMEA: In Sync or Oceans Apart in Background Check Practices and Perspectives?

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Based on HireRight’s 2017 Employment Screening Benchmark Reports published by our United States (U.S.) and Europe/Middle East/Asia (EMEA) regions, it appears that more than just a vast ocean separates us.

While we found a number of similarities in background screening practices between these two areas, we also uncovered a number of differences regarding how, why, when and what we verify when conducting an employee background check.

Take a look!

Becoming GDPR Compliant – Step 3 of 12

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Step one in “12 Steps to GDPR Compliance” blog series covered candidate consent and information notices. Consent is not only vital to HireRight’s service but also on the route to compliance.

Now it’s time to continue the journey towards Step 3 on the road to GDPR compliance: Will subject access rights become the Vogue under the GDPR?

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.

Becoming GDPR Compliant – Step 2 of 12

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Data mapping should be a key element in any organization’s compliance strategy, including any pre-employment screening policy.

The prospective employer (data controller) can face questions from its candidate base about where their personal data is being sent and how it is used. When a data mapping exercise is successfully undertaken, the prospective employer can answer questions with confidence and provide the right level of comfort to candidates during what can be a stressful time. Knowing where data is being sent and how it is used, and being transparent in respect to data mapping, also reduces the risk of any claims of unauthorized handling of personal information.