Could a Job Candidate with a Criminal Record Turn out to Be Your Best Employee?

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What if you found that hiring a former felon could be a good thing for your company?

Or that it could even turn out to a great thing, with such a person actually outperforming other employees with “clean” records?

In light of a recent study from Harvard and Amherst universities indicating that doing so may actually be a wise decision for a number of reasons, it’s a notion worth deliberation.

New eBook: Background Checks for Dummies

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Savvy HR professionals know that using an industry-recognized background checking company to help verify that your job candidate is telling the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth about his or her credentials is a key component to fostering a safe and more productive workplace. But what actually goes on during the background […]

Top 5 Background Check Articles Of 2015

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As 2015 comes to an end, you may be ready for a fresh start and a fresh look at your organization’s background checking process.

To help you prepare for the New Year, we have tallied the list of the top 10 employment background check articles based on your traffic and feedback.

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:

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 […]