63% of candidates provide false information to potential employers, according to leading candidate due diligence company, HireRight,
Criminal records, previous employment and education are the main areas in which this incorrect information is given.
Based on information from the analysis of 20,000 applications for almost 2000 organisations, there was a 12% increase in the level of inaccurate job applications in July – September 2013, compared to the same period in 2012.
These figures really do highlight the importance of carrying out thorough background checks on employees and potential employees to ensure you have good idea of their capabilities. As according to the report 35% of jobseekers provide incorrect information about their employment history.
As the job market begins to warm up at the beginning of a new year, surely now is the ideal time to put adequate checks in place and reduce the risk to your organisation?
These figures provide 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 and do our upmost to prevent.
Your employees represent your brand, are you doing everything you can to protect it?
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