Key Insights from 2017 Background Screening Trends & Best Practices Report [VIDEO]

Posted Tuesday, June 27th, 2017 by Debbie Lamb, Sterling Talent Solutions

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Sterling Talent Solutions is proud to release the video companion for our 2017 Background Screening Trends & Best Practices Report. We surveyed 500+ US-based employers in 33 industries about their use of background screening to gain key insights into emerging trends, technology and more. The report details:

  • How employers currently utilize their background checks
  • Opinions and practices concerning hot topics like compliance, ban-the-box, drug testing and social media screening
  • How emerging technology is impacting the candidate experience
  • Emerging trends in employment background screening

The video highlights the top priorities and challenges that companies face during the hiring process. We found that 89% of organizations conduct employment checks. The top priorities for companies who perform background screening are reducing the time-to-hire (45%), improving the screening process efficiency (41%) and improving the quality of information (36%). Today, HR professionals are focused on getting new hires onboarding quickly and efficiently with accurate information. Their biggest challenge in making that happen is ensuring they are getting the necessary information to make an informed hiring decision (38%), ensuring they are complying with the ever changing screening laws (25%) and improving time to hire (18%).

Sterling Talent Solutions provides hiring peace of mind by delivering a simpler, smarter background screening and onboarding experience for employers worldwide. Our comprehensive suite of cloud-based background screening and onboarding solutions deliver accurate, reliable results and tools to maintain compliance throughout the hiring cycle. Sterling is a global organization with 20 offices in 9 countries with over 4,000 employees. Our team proudly serves over 20,000 clients worldwide including a quarter of the Fortune 100.

Learn more about the hottest trends when it comes to background screening, onboarding and technology by downloading a copy of the 2017 Background Screening Trends and Best Practices Report today!

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