HireRight white paper: Effective use of criminal record checks

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80% of recruiters consider criminal record checks to be critical or very important to their recruitment process and there has been remarkable growth in the number of criminal record checks being conducted in the UK, and indeed around the world. When the routine checks were first introduced in Britain in 1986, the Home Office anticipated processing 100,000 a year but by 1993 some 1 million checks were done and today this has risen to 2 million checks a year, a process which costs upward of £83 million in England and Wales each year.

This white paper investigates the growing trend of employers using criminal record checks and how this affects the recruitment process, looking at both the implications for the employer and the candidate.

Download HireRight’s white paper, Effective use of criminal record checking – best practice guidance for employers, to learn about:

  • The evolution of criminal record checks
  • The varying levels of criminal record checks available
  • Increasing use of criminal record checks
  • The effectiveness of criminal record checks in recruitment today
  • Best practice guidance for employers

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