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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


Are You Hiring Charlatans?

A new Checkr study has revealed that 78 percent of applicants who took part in a survey misrepresent themselves and 66 percent of hiring managers are willing to accept these lapses in ethics. Common lies include made-up revelation experiences, false reasons for leaving a job, using a director title when the actual title was a […]


Qualification Fraud – A Growing Challenge for Businesses and Recruiters

According to the Credit Industry Fraud Avoidance System (Cifas), qualification fraud is becoming increasingly sophisticated and widespread across all levels of seniority. Degree fraud is the most common form of qualification fraud with an online, shadow university  industry offering numerous fraudulent qualification services, from the production of fake degree certificates to ecosystems of bogus universities […]


Federal Hiring Issues Highlight Importance of Comprehensive Background Screening

According to TopResume, 78 percent of surveyed HR and hiring managers reported catching lies on candidate resumes, which increases the risks associated with hiring unqualified people and negatively impacts an organization’s stakeholders and reputation. While technology can help uncover everything from past criminal acts to falsified educational credentials, these three actions can help keep the […]


Occupational Fraud, Diploma Mills, Fake Degrees, Fake References & Fake Resumes

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 […]




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