Do you do candidate background checking or reference checks so you know who you are hiring?
Do you believe everything you read in your candidates’ CVs?
if you are an experienced interviewer, you probably accept that there is some embellishment in many job applications. But it is well documented that there is a lot of CV fraud around – and it is certainly my own experience that most CVs I see contain missing employment details, exaggerated job titles or even unearned qualifications.
But where do you draw the line between artistic license and fraud? And what are the risks to you and your business?
A German politician resigned when it was revealed her qualifications are less than she’d claimed. Finally, who can forget Scott Thompson, the once CEO of Yahoo who was fired when it was discovered that he didn’t have the Computer Science qualification he had listed on his CV?
In most cases, of course, candidates fudge a few dates to skip over a short period of employment or job seeking and it is often considered to be relatively harmless.
But if you’re hiring for key positions where trust, or specific qualifications, are required, how can you be sure that your candidate is being totally honest with their application? It’s not that most candidates are out to defraud you – but there’s always a chance that one might.
At the very least, a candidate reference check is essential to confirm key points and claims from the application and the interview, but there is a more rigorous solution available.
Our candidate background checking service
To help you, bfpeople has partnered with a leading candidate background checking service. Whatever role you are recruiting for, whether you use bfpeople to manage the recruitment, you do it in-house (or use another recruiter), we can manage the checking process.
There are a range of services available which include:
- UK name and address verification and electoral roll checks
- Date of birth verification
- Employment verification
- Qualification verification
- UK dual credit search (including county court judgements, disqualified directorships & current directorships)
- Criminal record checks (UK including Isle of Man & Channel Islands)
- Basic criminal record disclosures and DBS Disclosure for eligible positions only
We can also offer passport integrity checks and driving licence verification.
Packages can be arranged to suit your specific requirements. The price is little compared to the peace of mind that comes with knowing who you are offering a job to.
For more information about our candidate background checking service, contact John Hamilton on 0333 202 2225 or click below.
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