SINGAPORE, June 22, 2017 – HireRight, a leading provider of global employment background checks, today announced findings from its 2017 APAC HireRight Employment Screening Benchmark Report. HireRight’s report explores key issues, trends, and underlying business drivers affecting background check programs of APAC organisations, and compares these findings to previous survey results.
The HireRight survey found that 70% of employers uncovered issues with job candidates that may have gone unnoticed without background screening. This highlights the importance of background screening to mitigate organisational risk to APAC company assets, customers and other employees and represents a marked increase of 11% from the previous year (59% in 2016).
The benchmark survey also revealed several key trends, including:
“With every new hire, there are risks involved with the possibility of hiring a candidate who is not what they claim to be,” said Camilla de Villiers, Managing Director of APAC at HireRight.
“Common issues uncovered in background screening include falsified identities, misreported job histories, and discrepancies in educational qualifications. HireRight’s benchmark report reveals insights into evolving workforce trends and corresponding human resources needs in Asia Pacific.”
To explore more key findings and trends, including best practices in background screening, download the report here.
The 2017 HireRight APAC Employment Screening Benchmark Report is based on surveys conducted with more than 4,500 human resources, recruiting, compliance, and management professionals worldwide, with over 400 from Asia Pacific, to provide a view of the current hiring landscape, indicate market trends, and identify common gaps in employers’ screening and hiring processes. The full report can be downloaded from the HireRight APAC website here.
HireRight delivers global background checks, employment, and education verification services through an innovative platform to help companies hire the right candidates, so they can grow successfully, and efficiently—no matter their size or where they operate. HireRight offers extensive screening solutions that can be tailored to the unique needs of the organization, giving employers additional peace of mind about their people and vetting processes. HireRight’s platform can be integrated with existing HR platforms, making it easy to use and giving candidates the best possible experience.
HireRight is headquartered in Irvine, CA, with offices across the globe, including regional headquarters in London and Singapore. Learn more at www.HireRight.com/apac.