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Top 10 Most Creative Reasons for FAILED Drug Tests

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For employers, drug and alcohol testing is an important part of employment screening both before and after hire. Fifty eight percent of the respondents surveyed in HireRight’s 2014 Annual Employment Screening Benchmarking Report indicated that their organization conducted drug and/or alcohol screening, and this number jumped to 62% for respondents with organizations of more than 4,000 […]

Top Three Benefits of Employment Screening

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This article is Part 3 in a series on key findings from HireRight’s 2014 Health Care Spotlight report based on survey respondents specific to that industry in HireRight’s annual Employment Screening Benchmarking Survey. This article discusses the key reasons why organizations perform background screening. For health care organizations, concern about patient care, employee safety, and […]

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The Background Screening Gap that Many HR Professionals are Overlooking

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Many organizations in the United States actively recruit individuals who have lived, studied, or worked in another country. Hiring individuals with foreign experience or backgrounds can add valuable new perspectives to an organization and can serve as tangible evidence of a commitment to diversity. However, only 15% of the employers who responded to HireRight’s 2014 […]

How are Organizations Leveraging Social Media For Recruiting?

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According to a recent Pew Research study, as of September 2013, 73% of online adults use social media. Not surprisingly, many human resources professionals are actively seeking new ways to reach potential job candidates through this expanding channel and incorporate it into their overall hiring practices. However, while social media can present many exciting new opportunities […]

Is Your Applicant Lying?

Is Your Applicant Lying?

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This article is Part 2 in a series on key findings from HireRight’s 2014 Health Care Spotlight report based on survey respondents specific to that industry in HireRight’s annual Employment Screening Benchmarking Survey. This article reveals the prevalence of applicant fraud. Finding qualified talent can be a major challenge for health care organizations of all […]