5 Things You Must Check When You Screen an Applicant
If you have taken more than three or four applications, you might have discovered that job applicants and rental applicants are sometimes less than forthcoming. Things get left off; other things get embellished; still other things are forgotten. According to a 2014 Hireright Employment Screening Benchmark Report, 88 percent of survey respondents said that employment screening had exposed a job candidate who lied on a resume.
Usually the omissions and embellishments are easy enough to ferret out.
The US Department of Labor offers the following statistics:
53% of all job applications contain inaccurate information.
49% of the 3,100 hiring managers surveyed had caught a job applicant fabricating some part of his/her resume.
34% of all application forms contain outright lies about experience, education, and ability to perform essential functions on the job.
9% of job applicants falsely claimed they had a college degree, listed false employers, or identified jobs that didn’t exist.
11% of job applicants misrepresented why they left a former employer.
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The country will reopen sooner or later, and it will look far different when we become the “new normal.” More and more small businesses won’t be able to make a profit. Dominos will fall as the effects tumble into commercial real estate, residential real estate, schools, child care, and government. Restaurants As restaurants reopen in […] read more
It is estimated that coronavirus fraud has cost Americans more than $13 million, and it is rising. This comes from the US government. The US Federal Trade Commission has added up the costs of all of these scams. They are looking from those that started from the 1st of January to the current week. What […] read more
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