In France, more than 75% of CVs contain some erroneous or falsified information. However, more than two out of three companies do not check the information submitted to them by candidates. As an employer, you have the right, under the law of 31 December 1992, to check the information contained in the applications you receive.
Checking an applicant’s CV: your right and your responsibility
Regardless of your sector of activity, the size of your company or the proposed vacancies, it is your responsibility to conduct an in-depth check of a candidate’s background and academic career path before integrating them into your team. Any newcomer will have access to strategic and confidential data and will be in direct contact with your customers and suppliers. Furthermore, the dismissal of an employe on the grounds of an arranged or distorted application (obtained qualifactions, nature of previously held positions, status in the organisation chart of previous employers’ companies, etc.) entails compensation of up to one year’s salary. In an ever more competitive business environment, this is a major challenge for your company.
Background checks: HOW DO THEY WORK?
Background checks are a tool to assist the decision-making process. They can eliminate the risk of recruiting an inappropriate applicant, who might in the future undermine the company’s reputation, long-term stability, security environment or social harmony.
At your request, our experts will perform comprehensive background checks and examine applicants’ previous career history.