Background Screening Industry Statistics

The background screening industry is projected to grow steadily in the coming years, driven by increased demand for screenings in various sectors such as employment and tenant verification.

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"North America is expected to hold the highest market share for background checks."

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"92% of employers in 2019 conducted background checks on candidates."

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"Approximately 62% of organizations perform background checks post-offer."

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"Around 72% of background checks yield negative information."

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"Around 73% of background checks in 2017 took four days or less to complete."

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"25% of businesses do not conduct ongoing background checks on employees."

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"Around 88% of organizations re-screen their workforce in some capacity."

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"Almost 50% of employers outsource all background check services."

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"Around 96% of employers conduct at least one type of employment background screening."

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"Approximately 31% of employers have taken disciplinary action against employees based on background screening results."

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"Almost 85% employers found fabrications on a resume or job application during the background screening process."

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