How to get a Candidate Prepared for Screening

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We all recognise the importance of the candidate experience in the background screening process; a bad experience might put off even the most enthusiastic of candidates. One way to help make the background screening as smooth as possible is to get the candidate fully prepared for what is to come. Providing them information up front […]

What’s in a Background Check?

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In the modern world it’s becoming increasingly important to be sure who you’re hiring, so many HR departments are now turning to background check companies like HireRight to help them get the right information. But what is covered in background screening? There can be numerous checks that make up one employee screening, which ones you […]

New eBook: Background Checks For Dummies

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HR professionals know that using an industry-recognised background checking company to help verify that job candidates are telling the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth about their credentials is a key component to creating a safe and more productive workplace, and ensuring they get the best employees around. But what actually goes […]

4 Takeaway Tips from our 2016 EMEA Benchmarking Report

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Having studied all the data from our 2016 EMEA Benchmarking survey we have pulled together our top 4 takeaway tips for employee focused businesses. With more companies hiring, the race is on to get the best talent, yet there are still issues distracting HR teams, such as skills shortages, unexpected departures, and internal demands. Due […]

Top 5 Reasons Why Employers do Background Checks

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Employers generally do not assume that people applying for jobs are lying on their CVs and job applications – quite the contrary. The background check is often a final step taken by employers to help ensure a sound hiring decision and protect them and their employees from a number of potential risks. Job Competence For […]

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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). […]

The Untouchables: UK CEOs undergo fewer checks than graduates

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• CEOs are less scrutinised than graduates as it is assumed leaders do not lie • A third of organisations could suffer a reputational scandal because of inadequate screening processes • Yet almost all businesses are under the impression they carry out an adequate amount of due diligence on new leaders Senior leaders in the UK’s largest organisations […]

Check them out before they check in

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Who are you hiring and for what security and risk-specific roles?  Most organisations need to check their workforce from top to bottom, so perhaps it’s time to review your background screening procedures for employees.  Steve Girdler outlines how that process should be conducted. Read the full article in this month’s Risk UK magazine HireRightHireRight is […]