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International screening post-GDPR – Your questions answered

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“Post-GDPR we have started to see some education institutions and prior employers declining to respond to requests for information. Have you seen this trend?” Yes, in some jurisdictions we are seeing some sources reluctant to verify information directly. This is not least due to some guidance coming from regulators (Supervisory Authorities) that may be making […]

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Why choose an external background screening provider?

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Global unemployment rates are currently at an all-time historic low of 5.5%, with notable decreases in the UK and US year-on-year since 2010.[1] With fewer people unemployed, companies are finding it more difficult to recruit and are having to widen the pool of candidates they would typically choose from. Some applicants are requiring a more […]

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Social media screening – Your questions answered

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“I am not sure what ‘social media screening’ means. Is it legal to screen social media accounts of an employee or candidate?” What counts as social media (for the purposes of social media screening)? This means any social media platform such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or even blogs. This should be distinguished from a profile […]

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Background Screening: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

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Each year, the HireRight EMEA Employment Screening Benchmark Report reveals the latest HR trends, challenges, and screening habits of HR professionals across the EMEA region. Here’s a brief summary of the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly from the findings in the 2019 Report. The Good Business growth is forecast for 2019 In spite of […]

HireRight Benchmark Survey 2019

Share Your Thoughts – You’ll Feel Better

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This week, we launched our 2019 global employment screening benchmark survey. Our annual survey had almost 6,000 respondents from the North America, EMEA and APAC regions in 2018. This year, we’re looking to get even more. That’s where YOU come in. Do you work in HR, risk, IT security or compliance? Does your company use background […]