HireRight’s 2017 Employment Screening Benchmark Report provides valuable insight from nearly 4,000 human resource professionals about employment screening best practices. The report explores key issues, trends, and underlying business drivers affecting background check programs of U.S. organizations and compares these findings to survey results over the last decade.
Here's a quick preview of the key themes within the report:
Eighty five percent of survey respondents uncovered a lie or misrepresentation on a candidate’s resume or job application during the screening process – up from 66% five years ago.
Only 15% of respondents verify international backgrounds of U.S.-based employees and merely 13% of U.S. employers screen employees based outside of the U.S. – a 6% decrease since last year.
Five years ago, only 41% said they screened contingent and/or temporary workers. Today, that percentage is up to 86%.
Despite multiple states legalizing marijuana in the 2016 election, 78% of respondents reported no plans to change their drug screening policy this year.
In 2009, only 29% of respondents cited "talent management” as their top business challenge. In 2017, 62% reported “finding qualified job candidates” as their top business challenge.
Download the 2017 HireRight Employment Screening Benchmark Report for a full scope of the report and insights on the current recruitment landscape, hiring and employment screening challenges, and new initiatives from thousands of human resources professionals.
"The hiring landscape has changed dramatically since the financial crisis of 2008. Organizations are now competing for the most qualified candidates and therefore putting greater emphasis on creating a positive onboarding experience, which includes the background check process. Despite pressures to hire quickly, organizations should not overlook the importance of instituting a thorough background check process that includes creating a global policy, rescreening current employees, and ensuring a rigorous screening process for senior executives."
- Mary O' Loughlin, Vice President of Global Customer Experience and Product Management