How honest are applicants on their resume?
What are good pre-employment screening procedures?
Pre-employment screening is more common these days than ever before. It’s estimated that over 40% of resumes can contain false or ‘tweaked’ information. Employers want to insure that what they are getting in an employee is what they were promised. The employer may perform a reference check to find out whether an applicant actually graduated from the college they said they did or to confirm that they worked at their previous employer(s) during the time stated on their resume or job application.
Employers need to know who they are hiring and they have a duty to their stakeholders and co-workers to keep everyone as safe as possible. Background checks typically include both a criminal and credit check on the potential employee. Finding out the truth about someone using a background check is quick, inexpensive and allows an employer to take the guess work out of hiring.
Do you know who you just hired? Do you REALLY know who you just hired?