If your firm is hiring again, keep this in mind: When work is scarce, job seekers tend to go to great lengths to get hired.
That means you’ll likely see a fair share of falsities from applicants — from minor resume padding to all-out fraud.
What’s more, many individuals already have experience exaggerating about their accolades on social-networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, etc.
This makes it easier for people to boast false claims about their grades, previous work experience, accomplishments, etc.
So now’s a good time to ramp-up your background-screening process. Where to check for accurate info:
- the court house
- former schools
- former employers
- credit agencies, and
- social networking sites (but be careful not to put too much weight on what you see there).
If you want to take it a step further, there are a variety of service providers out there with the technology to crosscheck virtually any claim made by a job applicant.
How does your firm safeguard itself from resume fraud? Share it with us in the Comments Section.