Behind the Screens: Meet the HireRight team in Latin America

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Our Behind the Screens blog series has been exploring the regional nuances and people behind our background screening solutions. We know that employers all over the world are seeing huge benefits to adding background screening to their talent acquisition strategies, including a better quality of hire, and improving the candidate experience. However, the inclination for […]

A New York State Of Mind – What Legalized Weed In The Workplace Means For Employers

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This blog was originally published in Forbes on April 6, 2021. After years of debating and advancing marijuana laws, beginning with legalizing the medical use of cannabis in 2014 to decriminalize minor marijuana-related offenses in 2019, lawmakers in New York have gone all-in legalizing the recreational use of marijuana by adults.  On March 31, 2021, […]

HireRight’s 2021 Global Benchmark Survey Is Now Live

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Each year, HireRight conducts a global survey of human resources, risk, and talent acquisition professionals to find out more about the HR landscape – in particular, looking at background screening and talent acquisition. Here are five key insights from HireRight’s 2020 Global Benchmark Report, based on last year’s survey findings, which we think may be […]

U.S. vs. EMEA: In Sync or Oceans Apart in Background Check Practices and Perspectives?

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Based on HireRight’s 2017 Employment Screening Benchmark Reports published by our United States (U.S.) and Europe/Middle East/Asia (EMEA) regions, it appears that more than just a vast ocean separates us.

While we found a number of similarities in background screening practices between these two areas, we also uncovered a number of differences regarding how, why, when and what we verify when conducting an employee background check.

Take a look!

2017 Trends in Recruiting via Social Media

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When HireRight published its first Employment Screening Benchmark Report ten years ago, we did not survey respondents about their use of social media. It seems odd now, but a decade ago, social media wasn’t even on the hiring map. That’s changed quite a bit, as we’ve seen in HireRight’s 2017 Employment Screening Benchmark Report. Social media has become part of the fabric of talent management, and a critical one at that. Ignoring it today would be like running job postings exclusively in newspapers, or using only snail mail to correspond with job candidates.

Read more about the impact of social media on the hiring process, and take a look at a number of suggested Best Practices for using social media as part of your hiring program, here.