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Have your candidates been telling little white lies or big, fat porky pies? Surely not?! Well, in an online survey by AOL.com, 26.5% (over a quarter) of respondents said they had lied on their CV in the past, or would do so in future, and a whopping 70% of college students said they would lie on their CV to secure the job they want.
Compliments of BackgroundChecks.org
- 53% of resumes and job applications have contained falsifications
- An embellished skill set is the most common type of resume lie told by job seekers.
- Unfortunately, resume lies aren’t just a basic job phenomenon. 63% of health care workers have lied about their skills, as have 73% of financial services employees.
- Men consistently rate their past performance at work, 30% higher than it really was.
- Resume fraud cost employers approx. $600 million a year.
- The problem has worsened in the last 3 years. Almost 40% HR professionals now spend more time checking references to ensure candidates are telling the truth.
- If you’d like more information on how to spot CV discrepancies like fake employment references, click here to read our dedicated blog post.