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 […]