HireRight, a leading provider of global employment screening has appointed Ed Hickey as managing director of APAC. In his new role, Hickey will manage and support HireRight’s business with a strong and growing client base throughout the region and employees in India, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore and the Philippines. HireRight background screening services help organizations around the globe improve their hiring process, help ensure high quality hires, increase recruiter efficiency, and mitigate risk.
Hickey will be based in Singapore and report to the vice president and general manager of international business, Dan Shoemaker.
Hickey has a wealth of expertise and experience in hiring and employment background screening. He joined HireRight in 2002 and has held leadership roles in operations, customer support and account management. In his most recent position as director of international account management, Hickey was responsible for managing and integrating the company’s account management and customer service organisation across EMEA and APAC.
“Asia Pacific is a key focus for us as we continue to extend our leadership in international employment background screening,” said Mike Petrullo, president and CEO, HireRight. “Ed brings strong credentials to lead our next phase of growth in the region. More and more companies are recognizing the need for global screening on a local scale, which combines strong technological support with in-depth local expertise. Ed will lead our team in delivering this kind of service and support throughout the region.”
“In global screening, in-depth capability and support for mobile applications and talent management integrations are critical to the employer’s hiring success,” comments Shoemaker. “Ed will be working closely with our global teams to expand these services for clients and help them to hire the best employees worldwide.”
“Effective global background screening that helps employers speed time to hire, enhance the candidate experience, and improve the efficiency of the hiring team is not easy to deliver on a global scale,” said Hickey regarding his new position. “I’m honored to be a part of a team that has been setting the standard for excellence in employment screening and look forward to supporting our customers in APAC to help improve their candidate due diligence, mitigate hiring risks and make more informed hiring decisions.”