Background Checks – What You Should Knowviews: 0
The Internet has given recruiters unprecedented access to job seeker information. Checking a candidate’s credit history or criminal record, for example, can be done quickly and cheaply through a variety of websites.
Knowing what information is evaluated during background checks can help job seekers better prepare for the recruitment process. As such, we conducted a survey of over 200 fashion industry recruiters on their use of background checks. The high-lights of this survey are included below; the full results can be found here:
HIGH-LIGHTS: Roughly 83% of all fashion industry recruiters check a job seeker’s personal references before hiring them.
Just under half of all fashion industry recruiters verify a job seeker’s work history before offering them a job.
About 18% of all fashion industry recruiters perform credit checks on potential employees.
Approximately 30% of all fashion industry recruiters verify a job seeker’s education credentials before making an offer.
Over 50% of all fashion industry recruiters perform a criminal background check before making an offer to a potential employee.
BONUS INFORMATION: A surprisingly, high number of recruiters claim that fashion industry job seekers lie during the recruitment/hiring process. The most common lie (by a wide margin) concerns compensation. Dates of employment and job titles were the second and third most commonly lied about items. View the poll results for more details: