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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