2022Surveys

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Minority job candidates were far more likely than White job candidates to believe that the background screening process would negatively impact them when they were trying to find employment, according to a research “flash report” about a candidate satisfaction survey released by HRO Today in January 2022.

The report from HRO Today titled “Organizations Need to Find Better Way to Communicate the Background Screening Process with Minorities” asked more than 500 candidates who had applied for a job in the past year if they believed results from the background screening process negatively impacted their potential hiring.

While only 20.2 percent of White candidates felt the background screening process negatively impacted their chances of getting a job, 39.4 percent of Black/African-American candidates and 44 percent of Hispanic or Latino job candidates felt the background screening process negatively impacted their chances of being hired.

Overall, the report found that nearly three-quarters of job candidates surveyed – 73.2 percent – felt the result of the background screening process did not have an adverse impact on their job candidacy, while 26.8 percent felt that the background screening process did have a negative impact on their job search.

For the report, email invitations were sent to North American subscribers of HRO Today Magazine and HRO Today newsletters to take part in an online survey on behalf of HRO Today. Respondents were candidates who had applied for a job within the prior 12 months, and a background screening was conducted.

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