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 […]

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 […]

How do Background Checks Benefit Employees?

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You’ve applied to a great company, aced the interview, and are now on your way to a new job! Suddenly, that same great company wants to check your background to confirm you have all of the skills you listed on your CV and job application, and to ensure you’re not a risk to the workplace […]

5 traits of effective employment background screening

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An effective background screening program provides many benefits for employers including maintaining compliance, improving the quality of hire and mitigating liability risks. By understanding the key traits of other successful background screening programs, you will be able to successfully design or review your current background screening program to achieve these benefits. 1. Focus on Timeliness […]

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 […]