Incorrect Job Applications on the rise in 2013

63% of CV’s Contain False Information

According to leading candidate due diligence company, HireRight, 63% of candidates provide false information to potential employers.

due diligence checksThe areas in which this incorrect information is given is in qualifications, education, previous employment and criminal records.

Compared to July to September 2012, there has been a 12% increase in the level of inaccurate job applications in the same period in 2013. This information comes from analysis of 20,000 applications for almost 2000 organisations.

According to the report, 35% of job seekers provide incorrect information about their employment history. These figures really do highlight the importance of carrying out thorough reference checks on potential employees to make sure you have a good idea of their capabilities.

As the job market warms up, companies begin to hire more staff and with the new year fast approaching, surely now is the ideal time to put adequate checks in place and reduce the risk to your organisation?

Any member of staff in any position within an organisation has the potential to over exaggerate or lie about any aspect of their past.

As an established recruitment consultancy, we understand the importance of checking our candidates’ CV’s match what their former employers say as well as carrying out CRB Checks on candidates where necessary.

This is a wake-up call to all employers who do not carry out thorough reference checks and criminal record checks on potential employees. The threats these employees pose is very real and could be far worse than any cyber security breach we all fear.

Your employees are representing your brand, are you doing everything you can to protect it?


Cummins Mellor Recruitment can offer confidential help and advice on how to recruit the right candidates as well as carry out CRB Checks for employees within your organisation.
For more information call 01254 239363 

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