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2021 Benchmark: EMEA Regional Spotlight

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When the pandemic first hit, HR professionals throughout the region had to mobilise, think through the likes of furlough, and quickly ensure that the right policies and procedures were in place to support working from home, as well as making sure their employees had the equipment they needed to perform their jobs. I am very […]

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Social Media Screening – Your Questions Answered

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“I am not sure what ‘social media screening’ means. Is it legal to screen social media accounts of an employee or candidate?” What counts as social media (for the purposes of social media screening)? This means any social media platform such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or even blogs. This should be distinguished from a profile […]

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GDPR: What Happens Now? Chapter 1 – Transparency

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Following the release of our GDPR White Paper and the GDPR implementation date (25th May 2018), we asked Steve Girdler, Managing Director for EMEA & APAC, and Caroline Smith, Associate General Counsel for EMEA and APAC, “so what next?” What are the biggest effects and implications of the GDPR on background screening? What do businesses want and […]

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We Need to Talk About Data…

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Whether you are a data processor or controller, you need first-rate security intent measures. The introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has quite honestly stricken fear into the hearts of many companies, but where many saw a challenge, HireRight saw the opportunity to demonstrate to our clients and candidates that we are taking […]

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Comparing Background Check Practices Around the World

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Background screening practices naturally vary from country to country. In the US, background screening has been commonplace for many years, whereas in EMEA and APAC, the markets are still emerging. With our global operations covering all three of these regions, HireRight is well-positioned to speak to people worldwide about their background screening practices. The infographic below […]