Fake references are a key issue HR managers deal with when hiring applicants. According to a study, 10 – 20% of applicants are rejected each month after checking their references.
According to a study by TimesJobs, nearly 1 in 6 applicants provide fake references. Hiring managers rely on references significantly for quality hires and noted that 20 – 30% of candidates fake their references. Significant at every hiring level, references provide hiring managers with better and more informed decisions.
Approx 40% of hiring managers rely on reference checks to ensure they hire better with more informed decisions and 30 percent say it helps exclude applicants with inappropriate workplace behavior while 21 percent say it helps gauge the cultural fit for the candidates.
Too frequently people are using fake references and getting caught. The primary reasons candidates are being caught is unprepared fake reference providers, lack of online presence and unanswered calls.
With ReferencePal, candidates are guaranteed that their reference provider is accurate, efficient and able to convince hiring managers that you are the right candidate.