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Earlier this year, Accu-Screen released a study showing that a whopping 78% of resumes include misleading information, while 54% are padded with outright lies. Job candidates lie about all kinds of things including fraudulent degrees, inflated job titles, altered dates of employment, and excised criminal histories. It's sad to say, but the majority of resumes contain exaggerations or lies. Accu-Screen has been charting this kind of data for over 15 years, and they say that resume falsification peaks in times of economic distress and tough job markets. That means that companies hiring today need to be especially vigilant so they don't get duped by disingenuous job applicants.
The cost of hiring a dishonest employee is steep: not only is the person likely to perform badly and possibly even swindle your company in other ways, but your company could be on the hook for damages if incompetency or an undisclosed criminal history causes problems for clients and co-workers.
5 Tools For Finding And Hiring Honest Employees:
1. Background Checks
An extensive background check is the most important step you can take to suss out major issues like criminal history. Your business can and should hire experts to perform a full background check on every employee you hire.