This past Wednesday (Sept. 18th), the stock market hit yet another record high—a trend that seems to be a near weekly occurrence the last few months. It seems the U.S. economy is finally on the mend, which is great news for both struggling businesses and the millions still out of work from the 2008 recession.
Companies are growing once again, or returning to their pre-recession size, which means that more jobs are opening up, with plenty of eager candidates vying for each and every spot. In fact, nowadays, hiring managers are often overwhelmed by the sheer number of applications piled on their desk.
Sorting through stacks of resumes and applications is a taxing job, but it is critically important in order for an organization to build a reliable, dependable, and trustworthy workforce. But how can you really know who it is you are bringing into your team by looking at a single piece of paper?
A list of qualifications and experience is valuable information, but what it doesn’t tell you is important things criminal history, licenses and certifications, or, as it turns out, if they are even telling the truth about their aptitude for the job.
According to a 2012 study conducted on the frequency of resume falsifications, 53% of resumes and job applications contain misrepresentations, and 78% are misleading in some way. Furthermore, over 70% of college students included in the survey said they would lie in a resume to get a job they wanted.
The same study discovered that 46% of employment, education, and/or criminal background checks revealed discrepancies in what an applicant said and what the source reported. So not only are thorough background screenings sorely needed, but they work.
RapBack Background Check Solutions
As an employer, you deserve to know the truth about the reliability of each candidate’s application. Background screenings can (and should) be used as a first “line of defense” against misleading or falsified applications.
RapBackProtect background screening solutions offers employers an assortment of features to customize a secure hiring process, including:
- AppTrack – an easy way to keep track of applicants
- Registry checks from custom sources
- Stream-line workflow
- LiveScan of state police and FBI criminal activity
- Monitoring alerts
- And others…
RapBack serves businesses by giving hiring managers the ability to know who they are bringing into their team, and protect the company and other employees from preventable theft, drug use, workplace violence, fraud, and other legal issues that can effect the development of the organization.
To make an informed decision you need all of the information, which means knowing more about a potential team member than what they chose to put on a brief application. Grow your company wisely by using a background screening solution to get the information you need to be sure that you are hiring the right fit for the job.