Increase in Background Checks for Job Applicants in the US
The US. has seen an increase of 13 percent in global screens in 2018, according to Global Trends & Insights by Region report.
Other key findings in the report include:
- The top 5 locations for background screens include India, Australia, Canada, China and the United Kingdom.
- Mobile candidate communications clearly affect the ability to quickly gather missing information. However, that is only one factor facilitating faster report turnaround times. Other countrywide systemic changes must occur to facilitate online access to data, the report says.
- Over 50 percent of resumes around the world contain discrepancies. Curriculum Vitae (CV) or resume reviews garner the largest discrepancy rates outside of the U.S. This is partly because both employment and education verifications are included in that number, in addition to other elements such as professional TOP qualifications, memberships and licenses.
- Global experience continues to grow in the U.S. In 2018, there was a 15 percent increase in the number of global candidates screened.
- The average discrepancy rate for EMEA was 31 percent.
Europe, the Middle East & Africa countries with the highest discrepancy rates:
- Ireland - 18 percent
- Portugal - 15 percent
- Armenia - 14 percent
- Czech Republic - 14 percent
- Netherlands - 13 percent
Discrepancy Rates by Verification Type:
- Employment - 60 percent
- Address - 6 percent
- Education - 5 percent
- Others - 28 percent