Discrepancies high in employment-related info of job seekers

According to the report of First Advantage, a global risk mitigation and business solutions provider, background checks of applicants also showed discrepancies in submission of information related to education and address.

In a statement issued by AsiaNet here today, First Advantage said discrepancy rate related to information given by job applicants stood at 10.6 per cent.

The 'Background Screening Trends - India Report' is based on background checks conducted between July and September last year.

The discrepancy rate is generally defined as the differences discovered between job applicant-provided data and the actual data during background checks, the statement said.

"Our data is showing an increase in the third quarter of 2010 in the overall discrepancy rate in the Engineering, Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) and Real Estate Services industries," First Advantage's Executive Managing Director (International) Wayne Tollemache said.Going by the statement, 70 per cent of all discrepancies observed in the third quarter of 2010 involved associate level employees.

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