A new report from background screening firm First Advantage, found that 36 per cent of CV checks on workers found major inaccuracies.
The study looked at checks carried out in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) between January 2011 and June 2014.
32 per cent of these inaccuracies are considered “major” discrepancies; meaning they raise significant cause for concern for an employer.
The highest level of inaccuracies on CV’s was 48 per cent which was uncovered on education history checks. 35 per cent was found on employment history checks and 22 per cent on professional checks.
Since January 2011, the annual volume of checks processed by First Advantage in EMEA has increased by 25 per cent.
Traci Canning, Senior Vice President and Managing Director of First Advantage in EMEA commented: “There is a growing awareness and interest in screening across the EMEA region. Employers increasingly appreciate the value of screening, the potential risk to their business of not screening and the need to tackle the “culture of overstatement” head on to ensure their employees are qualified and safe for the job and that they truly have the experience stated on their CVs”.
To access the full report, click here.