Verifications for Safer Hiring
Because to some applicants, honesty is relative.
According to a survey of recruiters and applicants, the most common lies told during the hiring process include…
Boasting graduation while still a few credit hours short: 40 percent
Holding a director title when the actual role was a manager or other equivalent: 41 percent
Working at a company longer than they did to avoid listing another employer: 50 percent
Does Everything Check Out?
Everyone wants to look as good as possible on their resume. To some degree, most applicants will posture and wordsmith, toeing the line between truthful and slightly misleading. However, data shows that there are a significant number of candidates who explicitly present lies about themselves, their education, past employment, and qualification credentials. These lies can influence hiring decisions if not identified early on, affecting workplace dynamics in negative ways. Personal reference verifications and employment verifications can help sort out what’s true and what’s embellished.
Go Beyond Verification of Dates
Employment verifications and other reference checks can be a great way to glean insights that would otherwise be unobtainable. Questions can be asked regarding the applicant’s workplace behavior, attitude, performance, and ability to work well with others. Such information, once obtained, can be leveraged and used as a comparison against your ideal employee persona, allowing you to better bridge the gap between reality and expectation.
Helping Employers Do Their Due Diligence
Through Pre-Employment Verifications
Peopletrail solutions help you make confident hiring decisions, improve your team’s productivity, accelerate your recruitment time, and enhance the candidate experience.