HireRight: Onboarding Talent, Not Risk

Onboarding Talent, Not Risk

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We at HireRight think that some people have got background screening all wrong. It can be seen by some as a witch hunt, but we view it very differently. We work with national and global businesses to help them with onboarding talent, not risk, allowing our clients to verify that their candidates are suitable for […]

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Steps to GDPR Compliance: Data Breach

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“Once more unto the breach….” Why galvanising your troops to deal with data breach is a key part to compliance with the GDPR Introduction to data breaches The GDPR introduces a duty on organisations to report certain data breaches to their supervisory authority (Article 33) and, in some cases, to individuals (Article 34).  The GDPR […]

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Steps to GDPR Compliance: Privacy Impact Assessments

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Use Privacy Impact Assessments to measure the impact of data processing operations Crash Test Dummy – why every prudent processor of data should use Privacy Impact Assessments (PIA) We all feel more secure when we get into our cars knowing they are kitted out with multiple safety features developed through testing and predicting risks of […]

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Steps to GDPR Compliance: Vendor Management

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Vendor management Through the GDPR looking glass… “She generally gave herself very good advice, (though she very seldom followed it)” – Why all entities processing data should follow the “very good advice” to “know your Vendor” Introduction In Step 2 of our GDPR blog series, we talked about the importance of data mapping, and knowing where […]

What were 2017’s Top Business Challenges?

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HireRight’s 2017 EMEA Employment Screening Benchmark Report asked HR professionals from across the region to provide their opinion on the challenges and trends for the year. But what were the most prevalent business challenges HR teams were facing? Once again finding, retaining and developing talent came out on top, with 50% naming it one of […]

The Value of Screening

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Background screening is still a developing concept for many in the EMEA region, yet those who have embraced screening as part of their risk mitigation policy are seeing the benefits and the value of screening. HireRight’s 2017 EMEA Employment Screening Benchmark Report revealed that a staggering 73% of companies who screen had found issues that […]

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Steps to GDPR Compliance: The Right to be Forgotten

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The “Right To Be Forgotten” What is the “right to be forgotten”? Article 17 of the GDPR contains the right for data to be erased: otherwise known as “the right to be forgotten”. The principle behind this, as stated by the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), is to “enable an individual to request the deletion […]

Who, when, and what to check

How to Decide When, Who and What to Check

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One of the key considerations when beginning the process of background screening is deciding when you will conduct checks, who needs to be checked, and what they need to be checked for. This should be written in policy to ensure that there is a consistent approach to screening, now and in the future. But how […]

What’s the Risk with Temporary Workers?

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According to PWC’s ‘The Future of Work, a Journey to 2022’, there will be a big leap in the proportion of contractors making up the workforce. Hiring temporary staff may be a great way to bring in specialist skills and expertise, but many companies don’t identify the risks associated, often neglecting to screen vendors and […]

Steps to GDPR Compliance: Subject Access Rights

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“What you looking at?” Will subject access rights become the Vogue under the GDPR? What changes will there be to the current regime? Based on what we know for now, the GDPR subject access request (“SAR”) process will be similar to that under the current regime. The key changes taking effect from May 2018 are: […]