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HRO Today and CSS Release Pre-employment Screening Study

Nearly One Third of Employers Don't Screen for Trouble

HRO Today and Comprehensive Screening Solutions (CSS) have announced the release of its pre-employment screening study: Catch Me if You Can - How to Choose the Best Pre-employment Screening Solution.

The stakes are higher now for companies than they've ever been. In a tight labor market, there's enormous pressure to hire more employees quickly, while data and physical security remain paramount. 

At the same time, this study's findings concluded that there is a lack of quantification about the impact of background screening providers. More than three-quarters of study respondents weren't aware of any formal metrics for measuring the success of their background screening.

"This study also found something quite alarming," said Larry Basinait, Vice President of Market Research for SharedXpertise. "Nearly one third of employers indicated that they don't screen their candidates through background checking." 

"Respondents in this study also told us that background checks are five times more important than the second or third most important services, which are I-9 and E-verifications and ATS integrations," said Mike Chalenski, President and CEO for CSS. "Consolidation also remains a popular option, with about sixty-three percent of respondents indicating that screening services should be offered by one provider."