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HireRight to Host Roundtable Event with Financial Services Leaders to Discuss Solutions to Regulation Changes

DUBAI, Mar. 21, 2016 – HireRight, a leading global provider of candidate due diligence services will hold a roundtable event on 23rd March in Dubai, to discuss the ever-increasing role employment screening plays in the financial services sector.

Headquartered in the U.S., with offices around the world, HireRight provides pre-employment background screening, encompassing; criminal records, credit history and identification checks, employment history, academic, and professional qualifications verification, allowing clients to make informed decisions about a candidate’s suitability for a job, and mitigating the risk of the recruitment process.

With a focus on client service and candidate experience backed up by continuous technological innovation, in the face of an uncertain global employment market, HireRight already provides support to oil and gas, technology and finance in the Middle East.

Due to the huge influx of labour each year from around the world, particularly into the financial services sector, HireRight has built a strong presence in the region to fulfil the growing demand for pre-employment background screening.

“Leading stakeholders from HR and compliance teams of major banks present in the region will attend, to discuss amongst other key topics, recruitment challenges and regulatory requirements, and how best to address them,” said Steve Girdler, Managing Director, EMEA and APAC.

“HireRight is continuing to broaden its operations, and as part of our new, dedicated Dubai office, which will be servicing the entire Middle East region, will use the roundtable as a way of tackling a number of key issues concerning employment in the financial services industry,” said Mr Girdler.

“One topic high on the agenda will be the impact of recent UK legislation introduced by  financial services regulatory body Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), regarding a greater degree of senior level accountability for managers within the sector,” added Mr Girdler. “As other markets around the globe follow suit, it remains an issue of high importance owing to the trickle down pattern of financial services regulation on globalised commerce.”

The roundtable will serve as a precursor to HireRight’s official launch of its office in Dubai, to service its growing client base across the region. Following the outcome of the roundtable, HireRight will be releasing a whitepaper summarising the findings of the event.  

About HireRight
HireRight Ltd. is a leading global provider of candidate due diligence services, providing background screening of employees and job applicants in order to help organisations mitigate employee risk, make informed hiring decisions and meet compliance obligations.
The HireRight family of companies works in more than 200 countries and territories, and has offices across the globe, including the UK, USA, and Hong Kong. Seventy per cent of the Fortune 100 and one-third of the FTSE 100 use HireRight’s services.