India Flag200Business background companies operating in India report over a quarter of résumés being submitted by job applicants within the region contain lies or discrepancies.

In a survey, the US-based provider of background checks HireRight found that of the quarter of cases of falsified information it detected in Indian job applicants’ CVs half concerned false qualifications and a fifth concerned fake employment history.

Its findings were based on 218,427 checks carried out in India from January 2014 to April 2015 and show a near doubling of fake information contained within CVs, compared to the previous year. Within the Asia Pacific region, India ranked fourth in false CV information behind the Philippines with 30 per cent, followed by Malaysia with 27 per cent and Japan at 26 per worldboxcent.

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