Background screening best practices

7 Actionable Background Screening Best Practices

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Whether you are developing a new background screening program or need to review an existing one, employers can take immediate steps to help ensure an effective screening program with these seven best practices. 1. Get Buy-In To gain support for background screening internally, educate key decision makers and stakeholders about the benefits of screening such […]

3 Gaps in Small Business Background Checking

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While the adoption of employment background checks by small business is increasing, many employers may still be exposed to risk with an inadequate background checking program. According to the HireRight Small Business Spotlight, 95 percent of survey respondents are currently requiring a background check or planning to start performing background checks. Many small businesses recognize […]

Employee background screening trends

4 Emerging Background Screening Trends and How to Address Them

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In today’s employment environment, it is essential that human resources professionals monitor and address current trends that are impacting employment background screening. If organizations fail to address new background screening trends, they could find themselves exposed to risk or compliance concerns. Among the most prominent trends that are currently impacting background screening are shifting E-Verify […]

Health Care Hiring Outlook and the Importance of Background Screening

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Recognizing the unique employment screening challenges in the health care industry, HireRight created the HireRight Health Care Spotlight to illustrate the common practices of leading health care organizations in addressing important issues relating to background checks and health screening. The Spotlight is a summary of the 2011 HireRight Employment Screening Benchmarking Report, which included a […]

4 Tips for Contingent Workforce Background Screening

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Since 2009, the number of temporary employees in the workforce has increased by 29 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics. At the same time, the number of private jobs grew by less than one percent. The findings of HireRight’s 2011 Employment Screening Benchmarking Report also show an increase in temporary or contingent […]