Background Screening: Improving Your Talent Acquisition Strategy with Madeline Laurano

January 21, 2019 by Verified First
As written by HCM analyst, Madeline Laurano, Aptitude Research Partners

For organizations struggling to compete for talent, background screening may seem like an unnecessary step in the recruitment process. In fact, 38% of companies are not screening for every position. Yet, background screening is a critical part of any talent acquisition strategy and helps companies improve quality and efficiency. According to Aptitude Research’s latest talent acquisition study, companies that leverage background screening were:

  • Two times more likely to improve time to fill;
  • Three times more likely to improve quality of hire and;
  • Two times more likely to improve hiring manager satisfaction.

Background screening is not a hindrance to talent acquisition. It is a strategic advantage. But, in order to see the value, companies need to make sure they are using screening consistently with the right provider. On January 29, I will be sharing some of our latest research on background screening and the impact it has on talent acquisition initiatives via a free webcast.

Read Madeline's full article on the Aptitude Research blog and register for the live SHRM webinar here.

Madeline Laurano is the co-founder of Aptitude Research Partners. She focuses on the talent management market, specializing in talent acquisition. Her work helps companies both validate and re-evaluate their strategies and understand the role technology can play in driving business outcomes. Before launching Aptitude Research Partners, Laurano held research roles at Aberdeen, Bersin by Deloitte, ERE Media and Brandon Hall Group. She is co-author of Best Practices in Leading a Global Workforce and she a frequent presenter at industry conferences including the HR Technology Conference and Exposition, SHRM, IHRIM and HRO Today.  
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