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Why Firms Fall Prey to Dishonest Job Seekers

According to Mr. Kannan Chettiar, managing director Avvanz, fake educational qualifications are on the rise globally. The company has, in fact, seen a 10 percent year-on-year increase in education discrepancies over the last three years. Chettiar wonders if the pandemic-induced recession has been to blame, with more job seekers submitting fake degrees to secure jobs. […]


The Pinocchio Factor is Alive and Well with Job Applicants

According to Checkster, an alarming 78 percent of applicants misrepresent themselves and 66 percent of hiring managers are willing to accept these lapses in ethics. Specifically, 60 percent of applicants claim mastery in skills they have basic knowledge of and 50 percent reported working at some jobs longer in order to omit an employer. In […]


Liar! Liar! Are Selection Overclaims Translate into on the Job Transgression?

A study referenced in the article “Liar! Liar! (When Stakes are Higher): Understanding How the Overclaiming Technique Can be Used to Detect Faking in Personnel Selection” demonstrates that job applicants who overclaim in the hiring process are more likely to engage in deviant behaviors once hired. 294 individuals participated in the study, who were invited […]


False Job Advertisements Have Continued to Rise Amid the Pandemic, with Fraudsters Attempting to Take Advantage of Jobseekers Desperately Seeking Work

Scammers are now posting fake job advertisements, attempting to take advantage of jobseekers desperately seeking work, and SAFERjobs recently reported that it witnessed a 66 percent rise in fake jobs during lockdown. One victim became suspicious when he was told he would need to pay £280 for accreditation before his application could continue. When he […]


Academic Fraud: Avoiding the Modern Day ‘Catch Me If You Can’

According to TrueProfile.io, the threat of hiring someone based on fraudulent qualifications and applications is very real, but there are steps organisations can take to ensure they don’t fall victim to fraudulent applications. It is important for employers to be extremely vigilant in their recruitment processes, ensuring they have effective measures in place to verify […]


Unemployed Due to COVID-19 vs “Unemployed Due to COVID-19”

There is no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic has caused historically high rates of unemployment, but it has also brought with it a lot of workers who falsely blame the pandemic for their job loss. Lying isn’t anything new when it comes to resumes – in fact, a CNBC study has revealed that 60 percent […]


Academic Fraud: Avoiding the Modern Day ‘Catch Me If You Can’

According to TrueProfile.io, the threat of hiring someone based on fraudulent qualifications and applications is very real, but there are steps organizations can take to ensure they don’t fall victim to fraudulent applications. It is important for employers to be extremely vigilant in their recruitment processes, ensuring they have effective measures in place to verify […]


Lying on Resumes Becoming More Common

OfficeTeam surveyed 1,007 workers and 307 senior managers in the United States, finding that nearly 50 percent of workers know someone who has lied on a resume, up 21 percent from 2011. Fifty-one percent of men and 39 percent of women responded affirmatively, with the highest percentage occurring in the 18-34 age group. Information that […]


TACKLING DEGREE FRAUD

Degree fraud is rarely out of the headlines, yet thousands of graduate recruiters still do not routinely verify their candidates’ qualifications. Degree verification is a straightforward process and sits comfortably with the multiple other background checks, validations and verifications that diligent recruiters make when they hire new staff. But too often HR still sees it […]


3,000 TEACHERS WITH FAKE DEGREES RESIGN IN BIHAR

Fearing government action over possession of fake educational degrees, as many as 3,000 primary teachers have resigned from service in Bihar. Read more




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