Julie Romero Leads HireRight’s People Strategy as Chief Human Resources Officer
Ms. Romero highlights key insights within HireRight’s 15th Annual Global Benchmark Report
Nashville, Tenn. – November 1, 2022 – HireRight (NYSE: HRT), a leading provider of global background screening services and workforce solutions, is pleased to share that Julie Romero recently joined HireRight as Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) with a focus on aligning HireRight’s people strategies, elevating the company’s talent development and total rewards programs, and enhancing HireRight’s ability to find and retain top talent globally.
Ms. Romero is a transformational leader with more than 20 years of extensive global experience in developing high-performing teams, as well as driving change and enabling business success through post-merger and post-acquisition integrations. In her role, she is responsible for creating and driving a human resources strategy that aligns with HireRight’s core business objectives and strategic vision -- including continued global expansion as the company focuses on attracting and retaining top talent in support of strategic growth in key markets across the world.
“Julie’s passion and experience are invaluable assets to any global organization, as evidenced by her track record of driving change and enabling business success,” said Guy Abramo, President & CEO at HireRight. “We are thrilled to have someone with her ability to develop organizational strategy and lead high-performing teams and look forward to her continued contributions in the years ahead.”
Ms. Romero shared key insights on talent acquisition and remote working within HireRight’s 15th Annual Global Benchmark Report. Among the curated findings that she calls out, based on feedback from more than 2,300 respondents to HireRight’s Annual Benchmark Survey conducted in March 2022, many of this year’s global survey respondents experienced the same recruitment challenges in 2021, with “higher than normal time to hire” and “higher than expected resignation rate/churn” among the top three challenges in North America, EMEA and APAC. HireRight offers an overview of these and other talent acquisition findings from the 15th Annual Benchmark Survey.
Prior to joining HireRight in June as CHRO, Ms. Romero served as the Vice President, Global People Strategy, at WPP, where she focused on Global Succession & Development. Ms. Romero’s experience also includes leading the Healthcare Human Capital team at Navigant for more than four years, multiple Consulting and HR roles at Accenture over 15+ years, and Organization Development Consultant for Walt Disney World.
“I am so excited to be part of the HireRight team and look forward to cultivating further growth within our business and our Human Resources organization,” said Ms. Romero. “I believe growth is the foundation to our success – as individuals, as leaders, and as a business. The Human Resources team is working with our business leaders to grow our capabilities for the future. We know that a holistic and inclusive approach is essential and are looking forward to expanding our offerings to improve our employee value proposition.”
Ms. Romero graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.A. in Psychology from Ohio University and earned a Master of Organization Development from the College of Business Administration at Bowling Green State University.
HireRight is a leading global provider of technology-driven workforce risk management and compliance solutions, providing comprehensive background screening, verification, identification, monitoring, and drug and health screening services. HireRight offers services via a unified global software and data platform that tightly integrates into its customers' human capital management systems enabling highly effective and efficient workflows for workforce hiring, onboarding, and monitoring. In 2021, HireRight screened over 29 million job applicants, employees, and contractors for its more than 40,000 customers around the globe and processed over 110 million screens. For more information, visit www.HireRight.com.
HireRight is a leading provider of on-demand employment background checks, drug and health screening, and electronic Form I-9 and E-Verify solutions that help employers automate, manage and control background screening and related programs.
Release Date: November 1, 2022