The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) recently conducted two separate online surveys on résumé inaccuracies, asking how often hiring managers found accuracy issues:
- 6% said often
- 55% said sometimes
- 27% said rarely
- 2% said never
- 9% said we do not investigate backgrounds of potential employees.
SHRM’s polling also found that 86% of HR professionals surveyed said resume accuracy was either very important or important in their decision to extend a job offer:
- 47% said very important
- 39% said important
- 8% said we do not investigate the background of jobs candidates
- 4% said we have not found any inaccuracies in résumés.
The Background Checks/ Résumé Inaccuracies and Résumé Inaccuracies/Hiring online surveys had samples comprised of 373 and 394 HR professionals respectively.