HireRight Releases 15th Annual Benchmark Report

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Welcome to The Talent Game – odds are, you’re already playing!

2022 marks the 15th edition of HireRight’s Annual Benchmark Report, so first and foremost, I want to thank every reader who has participated in our annual benchmark surveys, helping us to reach this significant milestone. Each voice matters, and we hope you will continue to share yours with us.

Following “The Great Resignation” and the continuation of the global COVID-19 pandemic, the rules of The Talent Game have changed. Businesses have had to adapt quickly to hire and onboard the talent they need to thrive or survive, relying on marketplace insights, like those shared in this report, to plan and stay ahead of their competition.

For our opening move, we focus our Compliance lens on the rapidly evolving global data privacy landscape and the many laws that may impact employers screening local and international candidates.

The middlegame begins with our Background Screening section, covering some new ground this year by additionally discussing the top priorities for businesses choosing their screening provider. We also explore how global screening programs are conducted and managed, and the rise of social media screening.

Next, we review the state of Talent Acquisition in 2022, the tactics and channels employers consider to be most effective at driving recruitment, and the top challenges that lie ahead for human resources and talent acquisition professionals.

Finally, we look at the endgame of talent management: Remote Working. How are employers managing the risks of remote working in 2022? And do our respondents believe that the future of work in their organizations is more likely to be remote, office-based, or hybrid?

I hope that you will find this year’s report a useful overview of the global background screening and recruitment landscapes, allowing you to benchmark your activities to peers regionally and internationally and identify trends that may influence future activity for your business.

Download HireRight’s 15th Annual Benchmark Report

If you have any feedback on the report, we’d love to hear from you.

Guy Abramo

Guy Abramo

President and Chief Executive Officer Guy Abramo is the chief executive officer of the newly merged HireRight and General Information Services (“GIS”) companies. Formerly the chief executive officer of GIS, he joined us following a seven-year stint as president of Experian Consumer Services Division, overseeing the group’s strategy, direction and operation.

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