Who is checking out your temps?

  17th December 2014      
 Accounting & Finance, Company News, Human Resources, Recruitment

By Suzi Dixon, Community Editor, Bond Williams

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With more than a third (36.3%) of CV checks on contingent workers being found to be inaccurate, are your temps a risk to your business? A study by First Advantage, looked at checks carried out in EMEA between January 2011 and June 2014 and found almost one in four had inaccuracies, gaps or downright lies… Thankfully, all temporary workers from Bond Williams are thoroughly checked!

With the Christmas rush making temps more attractive to cope with demand, there is a real risk of someone slipping through the net. The study also found inaccuracies on contingent worker CVs in almost half (48.1%) of all education history checks, more than a third (35.6%) of employment history checks and more than a fifth (22%) of professional checks (qualifications, licenses and memberships). This will be of particular concern to those who use legal secretaries.

Traci Canning, Senior Vice President and Managing Director of First Advantage in EMEA, said: “Contingent workers are increasingly viewed as an extension of an organisation’s permanent workforce, with many carrying out strategic roles in senior positions. However, many companies either screen them less thoroughly than permanent employees or, in some cases, not at all. “The reality is that contingent staff often work in the same areas and access the same material as permanent staff, and therefore present similar risks.” //call to action Are you using temps to cope with demand or find specific skill sets? Join our LinkedIn HR group and join the discussion. Call 01202 233777 to enquire about our temps.

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