Top 5 Background Screening Challenges

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When it comes to conducting background screening on employees, speed and efficiency are two of EMEA HR departments’ key struggles. But there is a balancing act to create between efficiency gains and ensuring that checks are thorough and help make the best hiring decisions. Our 2016 research of EMEA HR departments has provided insight into the […]

2017 EMEA Benchmarking Survey: Have Your Say

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Our annual Employment Screening Benchmarking survey is back! Our 2016 survey had over 3,000 respondents globally, but we think we can do better. The 2016 report revealed that finding, retaining and/or developing talent was the biggest business challenge being faced, is that still the case going into 2017? Is time-to-hire still the most pressing screening […]

2016 HireRight EMEA Employment Screening Benchmark Report

New Research: Trends in Temporary Employee Screening

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Most organisations have a solid process for screening and hiring new permanent staff. But what about temporary workers? Often the same level of diligence does not apply, with our research discovering that only 34% of contract and unpaid workers are screened, and just 19% of volunteers also undergoing checks. It is hard to pinpoint why […]

2016 HireRight EMEA Employment Screening Benchmark Report

Re-Screening Employees, What’s the Benchmark?

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Research from our latest benchmarking survey has revealed the different approaches to re-screening in EMEA. Businesses have to be aware of the threats posed not only by new hires, but also by existing employees. People who rise up through a company may have never been screened at a lower entry level, or things simply may […]

2016 HireRight EMEA Employment Screening Benchmark Report

Social Media Screening, Who’s Doing It? And Why You Shouldn’t

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Our latest benchmarking report gives insights into the social media screening policy of EMEA organisations. With the growth of social media in people’s everyday lives, the inevitable question is, what part does that play in recruitment? At what point do people’s personal profiles become important in hiring? Around the world businesses must now consider whether […]

Festive cheer for employment markets

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There are definitely reasons to be cheerful as we enter the festive period. The Office of National Statistics reported UK employment continuing to rise and unemployment continuing to fall in Q3 2014, maintaining the general direction of movement since early 2012. Similar trends were reported by the KPMG REC Report on Jobs showing that permanent […]

Background screening discrepancy rates at highest point since Q3 2013 (infographic)

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Overall, discrepancy rates in background screening have risen steadily throughout 2014, with more than half of the screenings undertaken by HireRight in EMEA and APAC between July and September containing a lie or inaccuracy. This rate is at its highest point for over a year (Q3 2013).     HireRightHireRight is here to help guide you through […]