HireRight Announces Availability of 2010 Employment Screening Benchmarking Report

Survey Reveals 90 Percent of Respondents Expect to Hire or for Workforce Size to Remain Unchanged

IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- HireRight, a leader in on-demand employment background screening and drug screening, today announced the availability of the 2010 Employment Screening Benchmarking Report, which uncovers common screening policies, practices and trends that can assist organizations of all sizes in evaluating, developing and improving their screening programs. This third annual edition of the report is based on a comprehensive survey of human resources, security and other business professionals from organizations representing companies from a wide range of industries with offices around the world. The 2010 HireRight Employment Screening Benchmarking Report uncovers significant business drivers and industry trends.

Some of the key findings revealed in the 2010 report are:

    --  Ninety percent reported they expect to hire or that their workforce will
        not be reduced in the coming months, indicating a general optimism about
        the future business environment.
    --  Sixty-nine percent reported personally catching a candidate lying on his
        or her resume.
    --  Only one third of respondents screen contingent labor, representing a
        substantial security gap.
    --  Those who currently conduct or plan to conduct global screening more
        than doubled from 2009 (11 percent) to 2010 (25 percent), indicating
        that more organizations are incorporating international screening into
        their programs and policies as the growth of enabling technologies and
        services make screening around the globe more accessible, timely and
        cost effective.

The report also includes key findings on the:

    --  Primary reasons for employment screening
    --  Impact of evolving regulatory and compliance legislation on screening
    --  Current trends in emerging issues such as social media screening and
        drug screening policies addressing medicinal marijuana usage.

According to Rob Pickell, senior vice president of customer solutions at HireRight, "The Benchmarking Report provides employers with a valuable, hard-to-find view of the screening practices of other organizations. In addition, the Report reveals market trends, current business drivers, common gaps, and best practices, helping employers identify areas of strength and weakness in their background screening, drug screening and employment eligibility programs."

The 2010 HireRight Background Screening Benchmarking Report is based on survey responses to dozens of questions from more than 1,800 participants, representing employers around the globe. The employers ranged in size from less than 49 employees to more than 25,000, across all major industry categories. To download a copy of the 2010 Employment Screening Benchmarking report, go to www.hireright.com/benchmarking.

About HireRight

HireRight is a leading provider of on-demand employment background screening, drug and health screening and employment eligibility solutions that help employers automate, manage and control screening and related programs. Many companies, including more than 25 percent of the Fortune 500, trust HireRight because the company delivers customer-focused solutions that provide greater efficiency and faster results. HireRight also provides pre-integrated employment screening services through enterprise e-recruiting solutions from top providers such as Oracle, Taleo, Kenexa, SAP, ADP/VirtualEdge, PeopleAdmin, HealthcareSource and HRsmart. HireRight is an Altegrity company. HireRight, Inc. worldwide headquarters are located in Irvine, Calif. with offices and affiliates around the globe. For more information, visit the company's web site at www.hireright.com.

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