2021 Global Benchmark Report

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2021 Global Benchmark Report

2020 was a year like no other for businesses around the world. Many, like HireRight, had to pivot to a remote working model, which, despite the widespread adoption of video conferencing software, was not without its challenges. Companies had to make difficult decisions regarding their workforces, with millions of individuals worldwide losing their jobs or being placed on furlough as many employers struggled to stay afloat in challenging economies. Meanwhile, industries such as healthcare needed to hire and onboard high volumes of candidates quickly and safely, as the demand for trained healthcare professionals continued to grow apace.

“Before the pandemic hit, many of us were looking forward to 2020 and beyond, preparing for what might be in store and planning for the future. This year’s report will take the conversation back to the future of work – has the pandemic changed the future of work forever, or simply sped it along a path it was already heading?

The opening section examines how background screening is being conducted at the start of 2021, over a year on from the first reported COVID-19 outbreak. This includes a look at the evolving global compliance landscape – are increased demands for remote working, mandatory vaccination policies, and employee testing programs influencing new legislation, and if so, what impact may they have on employers globally.”

Key Takeaways

About This Report

The HireRight 2021 Global Benchmark Report explores trends and attitudes from people professionals around the world. It is based on our online global survey, with participants anonymously sharing their experience and knowledge of their company’s employment screening and recruitment practices with us. The survey was available between March 3-23, 2021 and received a total of 3,006 responses globally.

The regional splits of this are 1) North America: 2,535, 2) APAC: 262, 3) EMEA: 134, and 4) Latin America: 57. The split of SMB (companies with fewer than 500 employees) to Enterprises (over 500 employees) is: 1) SMB: 1,193 and 2) Enterprise: 696. (NOTE: Company size was an optional question which is why the total number of responses does not equal the sum of the SMB and Enterprise responses).

About the Publisher

HireRight helps employers hire the right candidates by delivering global employment background checks and other workforce solutions. Employers can tailor HireRight’s extensive screening solutions to their unique needs, giving them peace of mind about their hiring and vetting processes. HireRight’s platform integrates with existing HR platforms and applicant tracking systems, giving organizations and candidates the best possible experience.

Publish Date

August 2021