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6 Reasons Businesses Use Background Screening

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Why Background Screening? In many countries, background screening is part and parcel of the recruitment process, but in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), this is often not the case. Screening is still relatively new to many countries in EMEA, and with the exception of regulated industries such as financial services, it is far […]

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EMEA Webinar – The Future of Resourcing

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On Thursday 12th July at 2PM BST, HireRight will be hosting a webinar addressing the future of resourcing, looking at the challenges and opportunities for the year ahead. Based on a global survey asking over 6000 senior HR and risk professionals, HireRight’s 11th annual Employment Screening Benchmark Report looks at the issues currently being faced […]

How to Run a Successful Rescreening Program

How to Run a Successful Rescreening Program

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Rescreening current employees is still something many businesses do not recognise as a key component to a solid and reliable background screening program. The 2018 HireRight EMEA Employment Screening Benchmark Survey reveals that 39% of employees are rescreened after being promoted or changing roles, but only 15% currently rescreen employees with no status change (in the same […]

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Steps to GDPR Compliance: The GDPR is in Force!

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Step 12 – Go Live Today is the day! The 25th May 2018, and the GDPR is finally in force! After 2 years of preparation, including a Brexit hiccup, we have finally reached this milestone. All organisations hopefully are as prepared as they can be, but the GDPR really is a brave new world in respect to […]

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Five Elements of Fast-Growth Businesses in 2018

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Our 2018 EMEA Employment Background Screening Benchmark Report found that 71% of companies are looking to grow their workforce this year, compared with 57% last year. For those that are growing, many are doing so aggressively, with 30% planning on growing more than 6% in the next 12 months. What is it that sets these fast-growth businesses […]

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Two Weeks To Go Until the GDPR Takes Effect

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With a go-live date of 25th May 2018, it is the final countdown to get your processes in alignment with the new General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”). Whether you are based in or have customers within the European Union, the GDPR will have an impact on the way that you do business. As such many […]

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Steps to GDPR Compliance: Liability

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Step 11 – Liability “You are my Everest” – Scaling the heights of GDPR compliance and navigating GDPR fines Introduction One of the first headline-grabbing pieces of news about the GDPR was the new level of fines that a Supervisory Authority could levy in respect to breach of privacy laws – the equivalent of scaling […]

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 […]