Employers Are Concerned about Identity Fraud during Hiring - According to New Study by HR Research Institute and Sterling

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Exclusive HR research from HR.com's Research Institute. The study, The State of Identity Verification, was conducted with Sterling to understand current practices in identity verification, identity fraud experiences, and the future of the candidate identity verification process.

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By engaging in proper due diligence, organizations can protect themselves against bad actors, and financial and legal concerns as they hire, screen, and onboard. -- Debbie McGrath, Chief Instigator and CEO, HR.com

A large majority of organizations (80%) indicate it is possible that they have experienced employee or job candidate identity (ID) fraud. Furthermore, there are various concerns about the quality and accuracy of employee and job candidate ID data.

HR.com's Research Institute conducted the research study, The State of Identity Verification, in partnership with Sterling, a leading provider of background and identity services. Insights from the study reveal the views of HR professionals about the need for implementing an effective identity verification solution as part of the hiring process to catch identity issues early.

According to the report, many employers have concerns about employee identity verification issues, especially in light of new technologies and the millions of ID theft cases each year. The research found that the most common reason for identity verification becoming more important is that technology is making it easier to fake an identity.

"Employers need to verify identities, especially with the recent increase in remote hiring," stated Debbie McGrath, Chief Instigator and CEO of HR.com. "By engaging in proper due diligence, organizations can protect themselves against bad actors, and financial and legal concerns as they hire, screen, and onboard."

"This research validated much of our thinking around identity and underscores the importance of getting identity right at the start of the screening and hiring process so that organizations can better position themselves to build great corporate cultures that are rooted in trust and safety," said Taylor Liggett, General Manager of Sterling Identity.

Download the full report and informative infographic, which include details on seven takeaway strategies for staying current on identity verification issues and keeping employee information safe in the battle against identity fraud.

DOWNLOAD RESEARCH REPORT: https://web.hr.com/qas8x

About Sterling
Sterling--a leading provider of background and identity services--offers a foundation of trust and safety that spans across industries, professions, and borders. Our technology-powered services help organizations create great environments for their workers, partners, and customers. With office locations around the world, Sterling conducts more than 100 million searches annually. Visit Sterling online at sterlingcheck.com.

About HR.com and the HR Research Institute
HR.com's HR Research Institute helps HR departments keep their finger on the pulse of HR! HR.com is committed to creating inspired and informed workforces by maximizing the potential of HR professionals around the world. Over 1.75 million HR professionals rely on HR.com as the foremost, trusted industry resource for education, career development, and compliance (that many people can't be wrong!). Offerings include the largest network of HR executives, leading-edge industry research from the HR Research Institute, 13 monthly HR-themed epublications, innovative HR education including 250+ annual webcasts, the most comprehensive HR certification exam preparation program supporting SHRM and HRCI certification, as well as helpful HR tools and legal compliance updates. HR.com has the largest knowledge base of HR practices globally and offers unparalleled training and networking for HR professionals all over the world... 24/7... 365 (just in case you can't get enough HR). Visit http://www.hr.com/featuredresearch to download research (always free) and to maximize HR potential. #hrresearchinstitute

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