India ranks fourth in Asia Pacific in resume fraud: HireRight report

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India ranks fourth in Asia Pacific in resume fraud: HireRight report

According to the HireRight employment background screening trends report for India released by employment background screening firm HireRight, almost 3 out of 10 screenings, or 22.25 per cent of screenings conducted during the period of April-June 2015 contained a discrepancy or a lie.

These discrepancies ranged from fabrications to inaccuracies on CVs primarily related to educational, employment background and professional licenses. Thus, the increase in hiring in 2015 as compared to 2014 in India also saw an increase in the percentage of discrepancies as compared to the previous year.

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The report is based on data drawn from employment background verifications conducted by HireRight in India. The types of checks conducted include those on employment, education, and professional licenses. Of the total 23,539 screenings done by HireRight in India, 22.55 per cent were found to have discrepancies.

India ranks 4th compared to the rest of Asia Pacific in terms of discrepancies found in CVs.

Malaysia reported 25 per cent discrepancies, following by Singapore and Philippines at 24.45 per cent, 24.24 per cent respectively.

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Surat tops the charts for the highest discrepancy rate in education at 68.09 per cent followed by Mumbai (53 per cent) and Ahmedabad (51.41 per cent) respectively.

Kochi, Patna and Jaipur are the cities with the least discrepancy rates at 25 per cent, 21.43 per cent and 18.24 per cent, respectively.

Image credit: Indiatimes

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