The HireRight 2016 Annual Employment Screening Benchmark Survey was performed in October and November 2015. The responses came from several thousand human resources professionals, including HireRight customers, who indicated they were knowledgeable about employment screening and recruiting. The report explores key issues, trends, and underlying business drivers affecting screening programs in U.S. organizations. It also covers policy and practices. The survey notes that "criminal, identity, employment and education verifications remain, by far, the most popular types of background checks."