Fake job applications most common entry point for fraudsters, says CIFAS

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Experts call for culture change as staff fraud cases continue to rise. Organisations are most vulnerable to employee fraudsters at the recruitment stage, according to the latest report from the UK’s Fraud Prevention Service, CIFAS. Read the full article in People Management   HireRightHireRight is here to help guide you through the biggest screening challenges […]

Rise in insider frauds leaves organisations vulnerable warns CIFAS

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Written by Richard Hurley, Communications Manager, CIFAS – The UK’s Fraud Prevention Service Analysis of frauds recorded on the CIFAS Internal Fraud Database reveals another sharp increase in the level of staff fraud during 2013 (when compared with 2012). Within this increase, however, several interesting variations have been spotted: There was an 18% rise in […]

Beware recruitment risks as you reinvest in talent

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Steve Girdler, Managing Director EMEA, HireRight comments: “There is a feeling of cautious optimism in the business press regarding the global economic outlook but improvement is still patchy. In the UK, output grew by 0.8% between July and September, the best quarterly performance since 2010 and following a 0.7% growth between April and June. However, […]

5 Reasons employers may not be performing global background checks

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In a recent industry survey, nearly a third of employers reported that they do not verify the education or experience of their candidates who have lived, worked, or studied in other countries. This trend persists despite a growing trend of more organisations hiring people with foreign backgrounds. While employers may have diverse reasons for not background screening […]

Prominent scholar fired for lying about a Ph.D.

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CNN reported this week that a lie about earning a Ph.D. cost a Syria expert her job as an analyst days after her op-ed in the Wall Street Journal was cited by Secretary of State John Kerry and Senator John McCain in congressional hearings about possible U.S. military action in the war-torn country. Elizabeth O’Bagy, […]

ID check discrepancies at an all-time high.

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The trend of increasing discrepancies in background screenings continues to rise for a 2nd consecutive quarter with 60% of screenings undertaken by HireRight in EMEA during Q2 2013 containing at least one inaccuracy or lie. Q2 2013 also revealed all-time highs in the discrepancy rate on professional membership and qualification verifications (35% of these checks […]

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 […]

2013 Benchmark report

2013 HireRight Employment Screening Benchmarking Report

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HireRight today announced the availability of its 2013 HireRight Employment Screening Benchmarking Report. The annual report of hiring and screening practices surveyed more than 1,600 hiring and talent management professionals in companies of all sizes and in a wide range of industries. “Our sixth annual HireRight Employment Screening Benchmarking Report marks the release of the […]

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 […]