Six in ten job seekers lie on CV

Posted on Monday, December 9th, 2013 by

Proportion of job seekers using incorrect information at its highest level in years. An increasing number of job applications contain a lie or false information according to new research. HireRight, a candidate due diligence company, found in its Candidate Health Check study that nearly two-thirds (63%) of applicants provide incorrect information to potential employers, in areas including criminal records, previous employment, educational attainment and membership of professional organisations. Over the last twelve months there has been a steady rise in the level of errors. In the third quarter of 2013, July to September, there has been a 12% increase in inaccurate job applications compared with the same period last year.