Higher education background checks

infographic for these insights – and we’ve pulled a few of the most interesting – and impactful – statistics to share with you:

  • 84% of higher education programs see lies or misrepresentations on their candidate’s applications
  • 90% higher education organizations conduct criminal record searches…
  • …But only 61% perform identity verification checks
  • 76%  don’t perform social media background checks (while the most common social media platform used for screening was LinkedIn (17%))
  • 79% still use online job boards as one of their primary recruitment resources
  • Key benefits of screening were identified as “better quality of hires” and “more consistent safety and security”
  • Key challenges faced by higher education organizations include “finding qualified candidates” and “retaining employees”
Not only are colleges and universities tasked with providing a quality level of education, but they’re also responsible for ensuring the safety of the student and staff population. There’s no question that college campuses are more at risk than ever. While most higher education organizations have a background screening process in place for new hires and students, most do not recheck regularly. An encompassing and holistic background check process is one way to minimize the risk. To learn more about how you can improve your screening program, or launch a new program, contact our team today.]]>

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