HireRight’s 2021 Global Benchmark Survey Is Now Live

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Each year, HireRight conducts a global survey of human resources, risk, and talent acquisition professionals to find out more about the HR landscape – in particular, looking at background screening and talent acquisition. Here are five key insights from HireRight’s 2020 Global Benchmark Report, based on last year’s survey findings, which we think may be […]

Illinois, New York City, and Philadelphia Revise Background Screening Laws

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This blog was originally published in Forbes on December 30, 2020. Lawmakers in three jurisdictions recently passed legislation that impacts employers’ screening programs.  Laws restricting consideration of an individual’s criminal history have advanced in Illinois, New York City, and Philadelphia; additionally, Philadelphia’s law concerning the use of credit history in employment decisions was recently amended. Illinois Legislation […]

5 Common Recruiter Questions About Background Checks in the U.S.

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HireRight conducted approximately 12.5 million background checks in 2017. That’s a lot of checks! And many questions are still asked about background checks – even from recruiters. So we’ve answered a few of the most often-asked here. Unlike being able to type a few keystrokes on the computer CSI style and get a full report on anyone, the actual process can be quite complex.

If you find these facts helpful, please feel free to share them with your colleagues!

Comparing Extended Workforce Screening in the U.S., EMEA, and APAC

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It’s fascinating – and informative – to review the findings from the American editions of our 10th Annual Employment Screening Benchmark Report with those from our European/Middle East/Africa, and Asia/Pacific Regions. We’re literally – and figuratively – oceans apart in many areas, but according to the many thousands of hiring professionals we’ve surveyed around the world, also share many of the same perspectives and practices in conducting increasingly-critical background checks.

Take a look at how we compare verifying the backgrounds of The Extended Workforce: independent contractors, contingent and temporary workers, volunteers, and vendor representatives. The results may surprise you.

U.S. vs. EMEA: In Sync or Oceans Apart in Background Check Practices and Perspectives?

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Based on HireRight’s 2017 Employment Screening Benchmark Reports published by our United States (U.S.) and Europe/Middle East/Asia (EMEA) regions, it appears that more than just a vast ocean separates us.

While we found a number of similarities in background screening practices between these two areas, we also uncovered a number of differences regarding how, why, when and what we verify when conducting an employee background check.

Take a look!