A recruitment background check is the process of verifying the information supplied to an employer by a job candidate. Some believe that this means checking only the candidate’s criminal record, but it actually involves checking everything. This includes their employment history, their credentials, their references and any other claims they may have made.
Running a background check for employment is essential. If a candidate has falsified something in their resume, then you could end up employing a person who doesn’t actually have the skills and experience you need for your company. This also reflects the character of the candidate. Slight exaggerations on a resume are not uncommon – people are trying to sell themselves after all. But an outright lie is another story.