By Ann Brophy
The proportion of inaccurate applications is at its highest level since 2011, according to the latest research from HireRight.
The candidate due diligence company has found that nearly two-thirds (63%) of job applications in the first quarter of 2015 contained errors.
Our recent experience endorses this, with a recent example when recruiting for a senior post showing 4 significant errors in one CV. This was highlighted with an initial telephone interview.
It is more important than ever to use experience, follow a robust recruitment process, and ensure due diligence. It is also necessary to balance this with a positive experience for the Candidate, or you won't be able to recruit or retain class candidates in the first place.
How often have you hired someone who initially has seemed perfect for the role, only to find things didn't work out further down the line because they didn't fit into the team, or they were incapable of communicating with people either orally or verbally, when report writing or working with customers on the telephone is crucial to the role?
Result? lack of retention and expensive rehires as a minimum. Decreasing service levels, low morale, and bad feeling within a team could all follow.
We advise a multi dimensional approach and follow a robust process which enables our Clients to choose the right person for the company and team, and help ensure there are no expensive problems later.
Interested in finding out more, or wish to discuss this further? We'd be delighted to talk with you. Please contact Bryan on 07968 433195