Midlands HR specialist helps companies avoid recruiting managers with fake CVs
It usually only takes a few weeks to screen a potential employee and it could be the difference between hiring a suitable candidate for the long term and hiring three or four new people over a short period of time
In the week that Yahoo announced their Chief Executive had stepped down amid speculation over a fake computer science degree, Midlands recruitment experts Signature HR announced a retained contract with Telegraph Media Group (TMG) for pre-employment screening – the very thing Yahoo could have utilised to avoid such a HR scandal.
Signature HR has already been working with TMG for two years, handling their exit interviews and HR needs, and will be continuing to work with the publisher on pre-employment screening and employee health checks for a further 12 months. TMG chose to continue outsourcing their HR to Signature after experiencing for themselves the personal and professional approach they take in their work.
Pre-employment screening is the very thing that Yahoo could have utilised to avoid taking on an employee with false qualifications. The process involves scrutinising a potential employee’s CV, verifying references and qualifications before a job offer is made. Already Signature has saved TMG money by following up on false qualification claims before a potential employee has been offered a role in the company.
During a time where the global jobs market is so highly competitive, increasing numbers of people are embellishing their CVs with false qualifications in order to secure employment. . In fact, a recent survey by Jobsite.co.uk found that 48% of jobseekers were prepared to lie on their CV to secure a job. Taking on somebody who has made a false claim on a CV can be a costly process when you later try to dismiss them, as they have grounds to sue for breach of contract. The money associated with re-hiring someone can quickly amount due to advertising and lost working hours.
Rebecca Dunn, Director of Signature HR said: “Increasingly, large corporations are becoming found out for not having extensive pre-employment screening checks in progress. It usually only takes a few weeks to screen a potential employee and it could be the difference between hiring a suitable candidate for the long term and hiring three or four new people over a short period of time.
“We are delighted to have renewed our contract with TMG, who already benefit from our pre-employment screening and will also be receiving employee health checks as we help them to recruit the right people for their vacancies.”
For further information, please contact:-
Rebecca Dunn, Signature HR on 024 7699 7783, or e-mail
Denise Taylor, Bridge PR & Media Services on 024 76 520025, or e-mail .
About Signature HR:
Signature HR specialise in providing HR support and services to companies across the UK. They are experts in providing support in managing the employee life cycle, providing services ranging from pre-employment screening, engagement and pulse surveys through to exit interviews.