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HireRight EMEA Technology Spotlight Report

HireRight EMEA Technology Spotlight Report

2018 has been a turbulent year. The impact of the GDPR on businesses across all industries is still being fully realised, and speculation over uncertain outcomes of Brexit negotiations have never been far from the UK’s headlines.

In spite of these factors, the UK technology sector is growing 2.6 times faster than the overall economy, according to Tech Nation’s Report 2018.

The HireRight EMEA Technology Spotlight Report highlights findings from HireRight’s 2018 EMEA Employment Screening Benchmark Report, focusing on responses to questions regarding recruiting, hiring and background check practices of HR professionals in the technology sector.

It also examines their views on Brexit, identifies some of the business challenges that they face and reveals other trends, showing some of the key similarities and differences between companies in the technology space and those in other industries.  

Key findings:

  • 80% of EMEA technology companies are screening local and international employees pre-hire.
  • Only 29% of technology companies in EMEA are rescreening post-hire, which is less than half the average across all industries identified in our EMEA Benchmark (63%).
  • The top business challenges identified by those in the technology sector were finding, retaining and developing talent, finding and retaining competitive advantages, and growing revenue.
  • All of the respondents from EMEA technology companies experienced issues with candidates misrepresenting information on their CVs or job application forms.

Download the full report to find out more. 

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