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 […]

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 […]

To be Global, Act Local

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Driven by a number of factors, such as the economic growth, increasing globalisation and fierce competition for talent, global recruitment and talent attraction will continue to be a key focus for many employers in 2015 and beyond. Employers interested in expanding their business beyond their national borders, or to hire talent from abroad must be […]

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 […]

Education, Education, Education: Schooling Claims Overtake Employment as Top CV ‘Lie’

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Two in five job applications contain false information about educational achievements. Latest HireRight Candidate Health Check reveals more than half of CVs contain one or more errors. Almost one-third of applications now contain false professional qualifications and membership claims. Jobseekers are more likely to include inaccurate details about their education history than any other aspect […]

How Background Screening helps overcome 4 common business challenges

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According to the 2012 HireRight Employment Screening Benchmarking Report, employers are beginning to shift their focus from cost-cutting to growth. Finding, retaining and developing quality talent was the top business challenge identified in the latest HireRight Employment Screening Benchmarking Report, whereas the same study in 2011 placed cost containment as the top priority. Now that […]

7 Actionable Background Screening Best Practices

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Whether you are developing a new background screening program or need to review an existing one, employers can take immediate steps to help ensure an effective screening program with these seven best practices. 1. Get Buy-In To gain support for background screening internally, educate key decision makers and stakeholders about the benefits of screening such […]