Posts Tagged: education verification

Mitigating the Sting of a Fake Degree

Fake Degree?

An employee or prospective employee’s education claims are something every employer would rather just trust at face value. If they say they have a degree from ABC University, why would you question it? Why would they lie? Education verification is a bedrock part of an employment background check. It is so obviously important you’d think… Read more »

Hiring a College Grad? What to Look for in a Background Check

background screening college graduate

The future of many companies depends greatly on the quality of the new college grads they hire. Unfortunately, these young people often have very little relevant job experience, compounding the usual problems with verifying claims on resumes or checking references. Given the importance of these new hires to your company, it’s more important than ever to go beyond the resume and do the background checks to make the best possible selections.

What’s a High School Diploma Worth, Anyway?

Hey employers, don’t worry if that job applicant lacks a high school diploma. It’s no big deal. Really, what’s the difference between an individual who has completed high school and one who dropped out? Why are you being so picky and unfair? This recent EEOC discussion letter targets an employer’s high school diploma requirement as… Read more »