On the other hand, that’s better than the 29% caught in the act in last year’s study. It’s also better than the 32% in 1998.
The Avert 2000 Hiring Index study also found:
- 35% of applicants had a suspended driver’s license or had been ticketed for a DUI or DWI
- 26% had a credit record showing a judgment, lien or bankruptcy, or had been turned over to a collection agency
- 10% had previous workers’ compensation claims
- 13% of employers referenced said the applicant was ineligible for rehire
- 6% had a criminal record in the prior seven years, down from 10% in last year’s study
The statistics for the Hiring Index are based on the 1,856,723 background verifications performed by Avert in 2000.
More on the Avert Index at http://www.avert.com/hrindex/hrindex00.htm