United Kingdom (August 27, 2010) – PeopleChecking, a service dedicated to offering employee background checks and employment screening services, comment on the importance of conducting thorough background checks with the current state of unemployment.
With approximately 2.46 million people currently unemployed in the UK, hundreds, if not thousands of applicants often apply for the same job, and economists have predicted that the unemployment figures could rise to 3 million by 2012. University graduates make up a large proportion of these, with figures from the Higher Education Statistics Agency showing that nearly one in 10 of 2008’s graduates are unemployed. With 660,000 people applying for university places, experts estimate that around
200, 000 will be left disappointed, meaning that they will seek employment instead. With so many desperate for work, PeopleChecking warn that some may resort to providing false information on their CV in order to stand out.
“The amount of available talent is tempting organisations into a false sense of security that they will only attract the best,” says Mathew Armstrong, Business Development Manager at NorthgateArinso PeopleChecking. “Background checks can help organisations weed out candidates who are lying about their experience or ability to work in a specific role, but despite how easily these checks can be done, many organisations, mainly those with a high staff turnover, may fail to undertake background checks. With economists forecasting a rise in unemployment, businesses cannot afford to give jobs to people without being sure they are who they say they are, and have experience relevant to the role.”
NorthgateArinso PeopleChecking is the leading provider of candidate online individual background checks and employment solutions in the UK. PeopleChecking provide a service enabling organisations to confirm that recruits (and existing employees) are who they say they are, have the experience and qualifications they claim to have and are eligible to work in this country.
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