2005年 02月 08日
（Globe and Mail ２月７日）
Workopolis to offer background checks
Friday, February 4, 2005 - Page C2
With a growing number of job applications being posted through the Internet, on-line job site Workopolis signed a deal yesterday for candidate screening with BackCheck.
One-third of job seekers falsely represent themselves in their applications, according to BackCheck, a Canadian company that provides background checks on candidates.
At least 18 per cent of Canadians misrepresent their work history, 9 per cent their education and 10.7 per cent have a criminal record.
Workopolis is the first recruitment site to offer this level of services, which include education verification and reference interviews within 24 to 48 hours.
"Our objective at Workopolis is to provide organizations looking to hire with access to the greatest number of quality candidates, as well as the tools they need to narrow the search process," said Workopolis president Patrick Sullivan.
Workopolis is a partnership between The Globe and Mail division of Bell Globemedia, Toronto Star Newspapers Ltd. and Gesca Ltd., a subsidiary of Power Corp. of Canada.