There’s a reason that 96 percent of employers conduct at least one type of background check. It’s not only required in some cases, it’s just plain good business practice. Background screening helps ensure hiring managers that a candidate’s application is truthful, that they are qualified for the position, and serves as a key measure of… Read more »
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Resume lying is commonplace. The HR department’s challenge is that the resume is one of the cornerstone pieces of information you can get about an applicant. What can you do about “fake” claims on a resume? Research sponsored by Career Builder found that well over 50% of resumes contain lies, based on a survey of… Read more »
Applying for employment is an act of hope. Applicants hope to be chosen and commonly look for ways to stand out from the crowd. Sometimes these ways include lying on their resumes, or at least embellishing the truth. A recent CareerBuilder study found that employers reported lies on 56% of the resumes they receive. This… Read more »
HR professionals know that people lie on their resumes. The tactics to investigate the claims include skillful interviewing, background screening, credentials verification, and understanding the red flags that pop up in a resume.