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Nearly Two Thirds of Job Applications Contain Errors

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Almost two thirds (64 per cent) of job applications contained errors in 2015, according to new research by HireRight, the global candidate due diligence company. This represents an eight percentage point rise in the proportion of people, either deliberately or accidentally, including incorrect details when applying for a job (from 56 per cent in 2014). […]

You’re Hired: Lessons to Learn from The Apprentice

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With the latest series of BBC’s The Apprentice wrapped up, there are a number of lessons to learn from this year’s winner – and losers. Lord Alan Sugar has named Joseph Valente as victor, winning him a £250,000 investment and a partnership to start up his own business, but is the TV show really representative of […]

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Myer executive fired over misleading CV

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Retail giant Myer is investigating the recent hiring of a senior executive, amid allegations the information contained in the manager’s CV was misleading. Myer announced the appointment of Andrew Flanagan to the role of group general manager of strategy and business development on June 18 but terminated his employment on Tuesday, his first day on […]

What not to put on your CV – five famous lies

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From the Houses of Parliament to Manchester United, see five high-profile cases from The Telegraph newspaper where individuals were caught out over qualification claims.   HireRightHireRight is here to help guide you through the biggest screening challenges so you can focus on what’s important to you; attracting top talent. HireRight provides employment background screening services […]

Education, Education, Education: Schooling Claims Overtake Employment as Top CV ‘Lie’

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Two in five job applications contain false information about educational achievements. Latest HireRight Candidate Health Check reveals more than half of CVs contain one or more errors. Almost one-third of applications now contain false professional qualifications and membership claims. Jobseekers are more likely to include inaccurate details about their education history than any other aspect […]

HireRight Infographic: Lost In Translation

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Facts on background screening UK and international candidates HireRightHireRight is here to help guide you through the biggest screening challenges so you can focus on what’s important to you; attracting top talent. HireRight provides employment background screening services to organisations of any size, in every industry, and nearly anywhere.More Posts Follow Me: