Many employers conduct pre-employment screening to determine if individuals meet the minimum qualifications for open jobs. Pre-employment screening refers to the process of investigating potential employees to verify the accuracy of an applicant’s claim.
The use of electronic pre-employment screening or assessment has grown. Computer software is often used to review résumés and application forms received during the application process. Large companies often use software to receive, evaluate, and track the applications of many potential employees in order to save time during the screening process.
A large amount of job seekers are lying on their resumes. Studies have found that 46% of background checks found inaccuracies in what information the applicant provided.