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!

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Don’t Be a Turkey When Interviewing Candidates!

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This year, many recent hires may be giving thanks they were able to take interview questions that were staler than last year’s apple pie and knock them out of the park like the Astro’s George Springer.

To avoid looking like a turkey, here are a few questions that savvy recruiters and hiring managers may want to drop from the interview menu.

Blind Recruitment – The Way to Overcoming Bias in Hiring?

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Partiality. Prejudice. Bias.

They’re ugly words in any circumstance. Uglier still even when applied – even unconsciously – by a human resources professional when considering a candidate keen for a job. Yet interviews, even those conducted by the most seasoned, cautious and responsible hiring professional, may inadvertently be tainted by unintended preconceptions.

But what if, in the hiring process at least, we could overcome all of our preconceived notions? What if we could distill the hiring process so we recommend or hire based purely on each candidate’s merits?

Yes, this is a radical notion that flies in the face of standard practices. Yet it could work, and is working, in fact. Read how.

4 Cool Benefits of Using Video for Initial Interviews

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Phone or in-person interviews for first-time meetings with job candidates are just so 20th Century.

Today, it’s just as easy – and may be quite a bit better for you, your company, and the candidate – to use video for the initial interview.

Consider: It will take the same amount of time as a face-to-face or voice-only meeting, but using Skype or Facetime for the initial interview offers a number of significant benefits to HR professionals.

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 […]