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The Key Benefits of Conducting Background Checks

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Companies worldwide that conduct background checks are continuing to see multiple benefits to their businesses. A better quality of hire, more consistent safety and security, and improved regulatory compliance are the most frequently cited benefits globally according to HireRight’s 2020 Global Benchmark Report, remaining consistent with our previous survey results. This blog post takes a […]

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HireRight 2020 Global Benchmark Report: Key Takeaways

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HireRight’s 2020 Global Benchmark Report is based on the survey responses of nearly 1,700 people professionals worldwide who answered questions about their businesses, background screening habits, and talent acquisition challenges. Here is a summary of some of the key findings: The most common background checks vary by region The appetite for employment background screening varies […]

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Remote Recruiting – ‘Blind’ Hiring vs. the Personal Touch

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Would you hire someone you’ve never met in person? Of course, it’s not uncommon, given how internationally-mobile the modern workforce has become when interviewing candidates relocating from other countries. But today it’s becoming a reality for most businesses as social distancing makes face-to-face interviews impossible. This could either be a barrier or a benefit to […]

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What Does IR35 Mean for Background Screening?

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UPDATE: Since this article was first published, the UK Government has announced that it is suspending the implementation of IR35 for 12 months due to the outbreak of COVID-19. However, the steps to be taken to prepare for IR35 remain the same, as are the things to think about when screening your extended workforce.   When […]

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Fake Degrees, False References, and CV Lies Revealed

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Many organisations already view background checks as an essential part of their recruitment process, allowing them to verify their candidates’ credentials and hire with confidence. Yet stories can still often be found in the press where companies are being caught out by individuals that have lied on their CVs, faked references, and falsified qualifications. To […]

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New Year (Adequacy) Resolutions…..A Brexit Update

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As is traditional at this time of year, declarations and plans for the future are made…the EU Commission is no exception to this. On 10th January 2020, the Council Working Party (Article 50) published slides for presentational and information purposes concerning the topic of the “ruling of adequacy” to make the UK a safe place […]