Where does HireRight get their information?
Contrary to some common misconceptions about background screening, there isn’t a single centralised government database that houses information about you that is accessed by commercial background screening companies, nor are HireRight’s background screeners hiding in your bushes or digging in your rubbish to find information on you.
All verifications conducted are done with your consent and HireRight verifies the data that candidates have provided in their CVs, applications, background forms and/or interviews. Where required by an employer, HireRight also checks public data sources for information that may help the employer assess the candidate’s honesty and employment risk.
Your background information may be researched and compiled from different sources. For example, to confirm your academic qualifications, your university or college usually will be contacted directly. Also, your past employers generally will be contacted to verify your employment history.
Where available under relevant local laws, criminal history generally is verified through public government or court records. HireRight may utilise different methods and sources depending on the type and location of search being conducted.