HireRight reveals 22.55 percent discrepancy in resumes from April to June 2015
Mumbai, August 19, 2015 – HireRight, a world leader in on-demand employment background screening solutions, released the HireRight Employment Background Screening Trends Report for India from April to June 2015, revealing that almost 3 out of 10 screenings, or 22.55 percent of screenings conducted during that period contained a lie or a discrepancy.
These discrepancies comprised fabrications or inaccuracies on CVs primarily related to educational, employment background and professional licenses. While there has been an increase in hiring in 2015 vs. 2014 in India, the percentage of discrepancies has also increased year-on-year.
The report is based on data drawn from employment background verifications conducted by HireRight in India. The types of checks conducted include those on Employment, Education, and Professional Licenses.
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Interestingly, the highest discrepancy rates have been observed mostly in the metropolitan cities.
Commenting on the gradual increase in discrepancies, Mr. Edward Hickey, Managing Director, APAC, HireRight says, “The endless rat race and competitive job market in India gives many job seekers the impetus to embellish on their resumes.”
He further adds, “Background screening has gained prominence in India over the past few years, with companies realising the importance of candidate due diligence and the role it plays in mitigating risks and fraud in the company. At HireRight, we strongly recommend that companies in all industries screen, not only full-time employees, but also contract or part-time workers, as these employees have the same access to company premises and confidential information. Not screening them presents a huge risk to organisations and opens them up to fraud or corporate theft.”
HireRight is a leading provider of on-demand employment background checks that help employers automate, manage and control background screening and related programs. Many companies, including more than one-third of the Fortune 500, trust HireRight because the company delivers customer-focused solutions that provide greater efficiency and faster results. HireRight also provides pre-integrated background screening services through applicant tracking systems from top providers such as Oracle, Taleo, Kenexa, SAP, PeopleAdmin, HealthcareSource, HRsmart, and SilkRoad. HireRight, Inc. has its worldwide headquarters in Irvine, California and offices and affiliates around the globe. For more information, visit the company’s web site at www.hireright.com/apac.
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