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Recruitment Risk Index: Australian Candidate Perspective


The Recruitment Risk Index: Australian Candidate Perspective surveys 1,000 Australian job-seekers to explore their attitudes towards the reference checking process.

The survey revealed a number of alarming statistics, including:

  • 71% of candidates admitted to exploiting flaws in the reference checking process
  • 29% of those who had been referees were asked inappropriate questions about the candidate
  • 84% of candidates had applied for two or more jobs in the previous year alone

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