Background Checks Even More Crucial During Economic Slump (Staffing Management 7/2008)
August 8, 2008
Cleveland-based employment screening company EmployeeScreenIQ also noted in its recently released list of background screening trends to watch for in 2009 that the state of the current job market could lead some individuals to stretch the truth in order to secure employment. Over the past year, the company has found a 56 percent discrepancy rate between what is reported on a resume and what is found when conducting employment and education verifications.
Resume “fluffing” isn’t the only area employers need to focus on, however, according to the report. Conviction rates among job applicants are also on the rise. Now more than
ever, hiring professionals need to be sure their employment screening firms are conducting thorough, detailed, background checks.
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