Employment costs keep rising year after year. However, you need your employees if you wish to continue your business. The only way to make a profit is to spend on highly trained staff who work hard. However, if one makes the wrong choice when it comes to hiring, then an entire business model can fail. This is why it is so essential to follow up on any potential employee’s resume. More often than not, companies do nothing to check the validity of claims made on the resume. This is why Phoenix Global is here to help.
Our team at Phoenix Global has discovered that many times a resume is only a half truth. It is written to hide any problems one may have had in the past. For example, someone who was convicted of a crime or a lazy worker is usually given praise when an employer asks their references. Also, employers should pay attention to long gaps in employment history. People can over embellish the reasons why they had such a long period between paying jobs. Due to the economy, one cannot lay blame in someone who wants a job so badly that they refrain from the whole truth. However, this is not good for employers who are trying to find the right candidate for the job.
Sometimes candidates can be so eager to get a job that they have been known to name former employers as companies that are no defunct- even if no such thing ever happened. They are taking a risk that the former company’s records have destroyed.
One of the biggest industries full of applicants supplying misleading information is the I.T. industry. This is mainly due to the fact that I.T. companies are quick to develop and disintegrate- the records right along with them. It is also a problem seen in applicants applying from foreign countries. The trend will only continue if employers refuse to report employees to the authorities. The trend will only continue if they are never stopped.
Phoenix Global has years of experience with background checks and employment screening.