Many hiring managers fail to check references, credentials
- Sixty-five percent of hiring managers confessed to not verifying an applicant’s education in a recent SimplyHired survey, the firm says.
- The survey, which polled 850 hiring managers, also revealed that 46% don’t check references, SimplyHired pointed out in its report.
- And when it comes to reviewing an applicant's resume, 16% said they don't read the whole document; and just 34% glossed over cover letters, SimplyHired says.
While the survey results could mean that hiring managers are relying on HR to screen candidates, they're also almost certainly indicative of the demands those involved in hiring are facing today: a tight labor market paired with a time crunch.
The result is a push to find alternate ways to verify skills and competencies. As the pre-screening process more often relies on technology to find suitable candidates, the resume we know today may soon carry less weight.
Tech can not only screen candidates for basic requirements, but also may soon be able to verify their credentials. Emerging blockchain technology, for example, could well put an end to resume exaggeration. For those who don’t have the time to verify credentials, the tech soon could be a viable solution.
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