Candidate Fraud

Businessman Reading ResumeStatistics each year gathered from surveys performed by some of the top HR related vendors and service providers indicate that candidate / applicant fraud is rampant. Over 50% of those surveyed in all those we’ve read say they have inaccurate information on their resumes. How do you combat this fraudulent behavior? Start with implementing a process for verifying employment dates, education claimed, and overall employment background information. Be sure as well that you are having everyone you hire at all levels complete an employment application, be it during the interviewing process or even on their hire date. Get it filled out completely. “See resume” is not acceptable. Be sure it is signed. Lastly, check your application to insure it is compliant with state law and has a solid release statement section.