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Study reveals shortcomings in background check due diligence


Conducting background checks on job candidates prior to their employment is a standard operating procedure for most organizations today. After all, not only do employers want to ensure they’re making a quality hire but they need to shield themselves against any liability they could incur by bringing on someone who poses a known risk to their current workforce or customer base. But while there are numerous resources available to companies to help them weed out potentially problematic workers, many still have significant gaps in their background screening programs.

Last month, background screening services provider HireRight released its 10th annual “Employment Screening Benchmark Report,” which highlighted several areas where employers are still falling short. One of the most noteworthy findings of the report, which included responses from nearly 4,000 human resource professionals at organizations of all sizes worldwide, was an alarming lack of organizations that rescreen employees post-hire. FULL ARTICLE