Male CVs are twice as likely to contain inaccurate information compared to a woman’s.
Two-thirds of men think employers do not check CVs and job applications thoroughly, according to an Experian survey.
Kirk Fletcher, Experian Automotive division’s managing director, said: “Dealers have to be as on the ball when it comes to recruiting staff as they are when it comes to buying and selling used cars.
“Not only is the auto-motive industry male-dominated, but it also has one of the highest staff turnovers of any sector.
“The trading environment is changing and it is becoming increasingly important to attract and retain the right employees in order to have a competitive advantage.
He added: “There can be serious implications for anyone who employs a person without checking their background.
“Staff-related fraud is a serious threat.
“Employing the wrong person can prove very costly to dealers – from both a financial and reputation point of view.”
The report also revealed that 12% of respondents had misused customer data, more than a third knew someone who had breached confidentiality and 9% knew people who had embezzled funds.