Tags: CV

A third of all CV inaccuracies are considered to be ‘major’ discrepancies

A new report from pre-employment screening company, First Advantage reveals over a quarter (27.2%) of all verification checks on CVs between January 2011 and June 2014 uncovered inaccuracies. Just under a third of these inaccuracies (32%) are considered “major” discrepancies; meaning they raise significant cause for concern for an employer. Traci Canning, senior Vice President…

Job candidates need to ‘personalise’ their CV, in order to stand out

Young job seekers should play up their personal attributes and passions when applying for work, according to new research released today to mark the finals of the Brathay Apprentice Challenge 2014. The study of over 900 line managers, conducted by ICM Research, found that  nearly two fifths (38%) want young people to give greater prominence…

Young people need to learn to develop their interview skills

A new poll out today indicates that by providing opportunities for young people to develop their interview skills and get some work experience under their belts, thousands more could secure employment. The ICM Research survey points to how Traineeships can give young people the skills employers are looking for. Over half (59%) of the employers…

Only 8% of Generation X ever have the education on their CV’s checked out

Qualifications are less likely to be checked the further away from graduation day a candidate gets, but the Higher Education Degree Datacheck (HEDD) warns of temptation to embellish on CVs due to pressure from the new ‘2.1’ wave of graduates. Of the 20,288 enquiries received since HEDD – the government-backed degree verification service – launched…

Helga Breen: Get your house in order – the importance of immigration checks

While the political debate continues over the Government’s immigration policy, the experience of Mark Harper – the former immigration minister behind the controversial “Go Home” advertising campaign – is a wakeup call to all employers, especially those who engage domestic staff such as cooks, cleaners and home carers. Helga Breen, Head of Employment, London, at…

Organisations hiring more overseas talent but failing to adequately check CV’s

More than one third (39 per cent) of UK organisations do not have an adequate screening process in place to check the claims of international job candidates, according to research conducted by HireRight, Ltd., a leading global candidate due diligence company. The correct measures have not been established despite more than three-quarters (76 per cent)…

Steve Girdler: Checking cross border candidates – Understanding the cultural and legal complexities

At the start of 2014, Bulgarians and Romanians gained the same rights to work in the UK as other EU citizens, prompting a widespread debate about the advantages of hiring from abroad. But whatever the political arguments being discussed, it’s evident that HR managers will increasingly be expected to understand how to ensure effective cross…