Editor’s Note: Up, Up, and Away

By Debbie Bolla

The pre-employment screening services market has been on a growth trajectory for the last few years with no signs of stopping. In fact, according to research from The Insight Partners, the industry is poised to grow to $5.46 billion by 2025, an uptick from $3.74 billion in 2016. In response, HRO Today has expanded our annual Baker’s Dozen Customer Satisfaction ratings to include two lists: enterprise and midsize programs. Comprising of 24 HR service partners, these rankings take into account size of deal. Those providers that deliver programs above the market average in terms of size are on the enterprise list while those that deliver below the market average are on midsize program list. To see this year’s leaders, click here.

According to the 2018 HireRight Employment Screening Benchmark Report, 53 percent of organizations leverage background checks to achieve better quality of hire. Clean Harbors‘ Vice President of Human Resources Doug Harris agrees: “It’s important for us to conduct background checks because we cannot make mistakes.”

Harris shares Clean Harbors’ approach to vetting their employees, one that has reduced time to hire by 40 percent, in the story A Clean Slate. The organization also streamlined the process of screening contingent workers, something that has removed both headaches and unwanted liability.

HireRight’s report also reveals that the top compliance concerns among organizations are negligent hiring (42 percent); EEOC (40 percent); and Ban the Box legislation (20 percent). Ensuring Fair Hiring Practices takes a look at the impact of Ban the Box, fair chance hiring approaches, and best practices for screening at-risk populations.

Because at the heart of today’s pre-employment screening programs is maintaining compliance while finding the best candidate for the job.

Tags: Magazine Article, November-2018

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