Technology in Recruitment: Screening Beyond Screens

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With technology playing such an integral part in our lives, candidates are increasingly expecting the recruitment process to be a slick, digital experience – and this demand is only going to increase. So how can HR teams stay ahead of the competition, providing easy-to-use and reliable services that present your company in the best light, […]

Top 5 Background Screening Challenges

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When it comes to conducting background screening on employees, speed and efficiency are two of EMEA HR departments’ key struggles. But there is a balancing act to create between efficiency gains and ensuring that checks are thorough and help make the best hiring decisions. Our 2016 research of EMEA HR departments has provided insight into the […]

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 […]

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 Tips for Seasonal Workers: Be Ready for the Rush

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It may still be summer in the UK, but for many in the retail, leisure and hospitality industries, it’s time to create a strategy for hiring seasonal workers for the next busy period, which – say it quietly – is Christmas. Ensuring you get the best candidates in to fulfil the needs of your customers will […]

5 Tips to Prepare for your Background Check

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You’ve applied to a job and had a fantastic interview and now, you have to undergo a background check.  It may seem intimidating and invasive, but in reality, it is generally just a verification or confirmation process of information you have already provided to the employer. It could also include a review of public records […]

2016 HireRight EMEA Employment Screening Benchmark Report

Re-Screening Employees, What’s the Benchmark?

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Research from our latest benchmarking survey has revealed the different approaches to re-screening in EMEA. Businesses have to be aware of the threats posed not only by new hires, but also by existing employees. People who rise up through a company may have never been screened at a lower entry level, or things simply may […]

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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). […]