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:

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On-Demand Services: Please – Slow, No Passing

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When it comes to background checks, taking shortcuts can be hazardous Hiring companies frequently ask background check companies why background checks can take days. “Why can’t you just hit a few keys on a computer, like they do on TV shows,” they wonder. The answer comes in two parts. The first is that making it […]

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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 […]

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Can the FCRA Apply to the Sharing Economy?

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Can the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) apply to the Sharing Economy? And are all of the FCRA’s requirements really pertinent to our business? These are some of the most common questions HireRight receives from companies participating in the Sharing Economy who offer digital marketplaces. While there is not a definitive answer to these questions, […]