While current employees present significant ongoing organizational risk due to their access to company assets, customers, and other employees, the survey found that 48% of employers do not re-screen their personnel post-hire – surprisingly only a 5% decrease from five years ago (53%), despite the opportunity that re-screening offers organizations to reduce their operating risk. For those businesses that do re-screen, the majority do so when employees are promoted or change roles. Just 10% of respondents re-screen contingent and/or contract workers – down significantly from 31% in 2013.
The benchmark survey also revealed several key trends over the last decade, including:
- Candidates, even at the highest seniority levels, are regularly embellishing their resumes.
- 85% of survey respondents uncovered a lie or misrepresentation on a candidate’s resume or job application during the screening process – up from 66% five years ago.
- 77% said screening uncovered an issue with a candidate’s background that would not have been caught otherwise.
- Yet, only 49% of respondents verify candidates’ education credentials today, despite the many headlines in recent years of executive-level scandals involving falsified degrees.
- More organizations are employing contingent, contract, or temporary workers to meet hiring demands – and screening this population has become commonplace.
- 24% of respondents said 40% or more of their workforce comprises non-employees.
- Five years ago, only 41% said they screened contingent and/or temporary workers. Today, that percentage is up to 86%.
- Talent acquisition and retention have become a bigger challenge.
- In 2009, only 29% of respondents cited “talent management” as their top business challenge. In 2017, 62% reported “finding qualified job candidates” as their top business challenge.
- In 2017, 62% of respondents plan to invest in finding qualified candidates, 60% in retaining employees, and 35% in improving the candidate experience from application through onboarding.
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Survey Methodology The HireRight 2017 Employment Screening Benchmark Report is based on a survey of nearly 4,000 human resources, recruiting, security, and management professionals. The report provides a view of the current hiring landscape, indicates market trends, and identifies common gaps in employers’ screening and hiring processes.
Source: SHRM.com, businesswire.com, hireright.com/benchmarking