Everyone lies on their CV, isn’t that what they say? A few little tweaks here and there might be forgivable but no doubt there are some people out there who have embellished greatly when applying for a job – and from a recruitment perspective, this is clearly a waste of time for companies looking to hire the cream of the crop.
Depending on the nature of your company and the business you do, it might actually be appropriate to hire a Surrey private detective to carry out a background check on your candidates so you can find out whether they are who they say they are and whether their CV is truthful or not.
Verifying someone’s employment history is certainly wise so think about whether or not you want to do this. You don’t have to be completely vigilant but it might be a good idea to check their most recent jobs, although you could go back years if you want to. If you don’t do this, it’s possible that you may end up hiring someone underqualified for the position.
Checking someone’s academic background out is also a good idea as it’s incredibly easy to enhance these records and make them seem better than they are. And it’s also incredibly easy for businesses to forget to check that this information is indeed accurate.
And you may also think it’s appropriate to carry out a criminal record check, depending on the job that’s up for grabs. Even if having committed a crime won’t automatically disqualify someone, you’ll be better able to decide whether their background could pose a risk to your company.