Screening Trends and Predictions for 2016

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Making predictions about interesting screening trends for the next year is one of my most fun year-end activities, just marginally less exciting than the plethora of holiday festivities and family gatherings that are about to be unleashed.

With a customer base of tens of thousands of organizations, we at HireRight like to think that we have a fairly keen sense for the trends that are happening in recruiting generally, and background screening in particular.

In 2016, we believe a number of existing screening trends will continue to accelerate:

Background Screening Steps That Can Reduce Your Risk of a Bad Hire

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Thorough background checks are a fundamental measure that employers can take to help minimize the risk of negligent hiring claims and other potential sources of liability that can follow and flow from employee misconduct.

Despite the increase in litigation against employers regarding the technical rules for obtaining background reports and the proliferation of so-called “ban the box” laws, there remain strong reasons for conducting thorough background checks.

5 Common Recruiter Questions about Background Checks in U.S.

10 Common Recruiter Questions About Background Checks

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At HireRight, we conduct approximately 13 million background checks each year. That’s a lot of checks! So it’s not uncommon to get questions from recruiters about the background screening process. (In fact, we have found that we tend to receive the same questions from recruiters over and over again.) So, we’ve answered some of them here. You’ll […]


Is Your Candidate Experience Really Mobile?

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The new on-demand economy has conditioned us to become time-starved mobile consumers seeking instant gratification. I can now order a car to pick me up virtually wherever I am or even deliver groceries to my doorstep with a few taps on my smartphone. Our media and content is now centered around what we want and […]


“I’ve already provided this information!” – How an integrated ATS and screening solution can help HR and stop irritating candidates.

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Few things bother consumers as much as having a phone support rep tell them to provide their account number, even though they already had to enter it just to be able to speak with the rep to begin with. Unfortunately for HR, this also occurs frequently during job applications, especially when the applicant tracking system […]