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Background Screening Basics: Tips HR Can Use to Detect A Fake Degree

Posted by Susan McCullah

Oct 5, 2016 9:20:00 AM

HR Professionals know just how important education can be as a foundation for shaping a qualified employee. There are many positions where a bachelor’s, master’s, or PhD. is imperative when choosing the person to fill it.

Unfortunately, this requirement can turn people into, well, truth-stretchers.

Education is one of the biggest areas where job applicants fudge or completely fabricate information on their resumes and applications. Maybe they lack a few hours from getting their degree, or maybe they never even stepped foot in one single class!

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Topics: degree fraud, faking degrees, Background screening, background screening company, background check

Eek! I Missed WHAT?! Top 10 Background Screening Mistakes Pt 3

Posted by datafactssolutions

Feb 4, 2014 10:30:07 AM

This week, we will finish up our list of top 10 background screening mistakes.
Here are the final 3:

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Topics: Data Facts blog, Pre-employment screening, NAPBS accreditation, reference check, Background screening, Employment screening policy, faking degrees, fake diplomas, background screening company, Criminal records, NAPBS, background screen, background check, criminal records search, degree fraud, resume lies, 2014 hiring, wordpress blog, Good hiring practices

Top Lies People Tell To Get Hired

Posted by datafactssolutions

Apr 25, 2013 11:13:00 AM

The resume looks great. His suit is pristine. His education and references are impeccable. His answers are polished and smooth. He is the perfect candidate.
Or, he could be lying through his teeth.
A resume may be a completely factual and truthful document, or it may be a complete fabrication. Studies have shown almost half of resumes contain some sort of mistruth.
Why do they do it?
To compete. Jobseekers are competing in a difficult market, often times going up against dozens of people for just one job. Exaggerating their skills is a way to ‘get a leg up’ on the competition.
To hide. A person with a negative work history or a criminal record may choose to fudge their resume so they don’t have to explain these instances to a new employer.

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Topics: Data Facts blog, Pre-employment screening, reference check, Background screening, fake diplomas, background screening company, Hiring, background screen, background check, degree fraud, resume lies, wordpress blog

5 Steps to Effectively Screen Top Level Executives

Posted by datafactssolutions

Aug 6, 2012 1:48:55 PM

The big kahunas are a different breed of animal to recruit and hire, and the way their backgrounds are screened should be, too.

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Topics: Data Facts blog, social media screening, Pre-employment screening, Background screening, Employment screening policy, faking degrees, 2012 hiring, fake diplomas, executive hiring, Hiring, background check, Small business hiring, degree fraud, wordpress blog, Good hiring practices

The BIG business of Fraudulent Degrees

Posted by datafactssolutions

Jul 13, 2012 2:20:42 PM

Little white lies…… Stretching the truth.….. Innocent exaggerations……

Well, those are not the kind of lies we are going to be talking about today.

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Topics: Data Facts blog, Pre-employment screening, Background screening, Employment screening policy, faking degrees, 2012 hiring, fake diplomas, Hiring, background check, Small business hiring, degree fraud, wordpress blog, Good hiring practices

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~~Susan McCullah is the Marketing Project Manager/ Background Screening Division for Data Facts, Inc, a 25 year old Memphis based company. Data Facts Inc -an NAPBS accredited company- is a leading provider of employment screening solutions. Check out our website for a complete explanation of our services.