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 […]

Tackling the Global Talent Challenges

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Talent acquisition and talent management are always a high priority for HR teams, regardless of geographical location. However, ensuring it is handled effectively can prove to be a challenge. Our regional Employment Screening Benchmark Reports revealed that each region of the world suffers issues with talent acquisition and talent management, but those challenges vary across […]

Financial Services Screening – Where do you stand?

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2016 was a tumultuous year for financial services and screening. New regulations meant more scrutiny on employees, particularly those in senior positions. Since the stricter regulations have come into force, the background screening process has been in the spotlight. Re-screening is now a requirement at certain levels, new conduct rules have to be adhered to, […]

What Should You Consider Screening?

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With so many choices of screening available and regulations to adhere to, it can be difficult to make sure you are screening everything you need. Our latest research discovered that more companies in EMEA are carrying out screening, doing so more often and in greater depth. But what exactly are they checking potential employees for? […]

5 Biggest Screening Concerns of 2017

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HR professionals are under increasing pressure year on year, helping businesses grow through correct recruitment, whilst simultaneously enhancing the culture of the business – time is precious. Unsurprisingly, our latest research emphasises this point, with ‘reducing time to hire’ once again the top screening concern in the HR industry. 55% of those surveyed recognised this […]

The Impact of Impending Brexit on Background Screening

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In June 2016, when Britain voted to leave the EU, everyone wanted to know what that would mean for them both in their personal life, and in their career. Background screening is no different and with so much still unknown, predicting life post-Brexit is still a challenge for all industries. But we asked senior HR […]

2017 EMEA Employment Screening Benchmark Report

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Our latest research into the challenges and trends in background screening is now available. This year’s report shows that the same issues are still concerning HR teams, however there are new and immediate challenges that must be addressed. The key theme of our 2017 report seems to be ‘uncertainty’. With political shifts around the globe, […]

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 […]

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Nearly Two Thirds of Job Applications Contain Errors

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Almost two thirds (64 per cent) of job applications contained errors in 2015, according to new research by HireRight, the global candidate due diligence company. This represents an eight percentage point rise in the proportion of people, either deliberately or accidentally, including incorrect details when applying for a job (from 56 per cent in 2014). […]