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Why Do Background Screening? Job Seekers Can Buy References for 100 Bucks

Posted by Susan McCullah

Jun 29, 2015 7:30:00 AM

Taken from Business Insider

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Topics: reference check, Background screening, Employment screening policy, Good hiring practices

The Big Dogs: How to Screen Top Level New Hires

Posted by Susan McCullah

Sep 16, 2014 10:12:00 AM

Are you using the same background checks on the Big Kahunas that you use to screen everybody

 else?

The answer should be NO.

The big dogs are a different breed of animal to recruit and hire, and the way you screen them should be, too. 

Whether hiring a top level manager, financial executive, or sales executive, employers should give thoughtful and extensive consideration when making an offer for a high ranking position

Why should the hiring process of senior level executives be different?

The first reason is the liability to the company’s reputation. The news is full of examples of executives who faked their education, provided fraudulent references, or who were out and out criminals!  Making a bad decision in hiring a top level executive can cause great damage to a company’s reputation. Just one PR nightmare can take years to clean up.

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Topics: Data Facts blog, Pre-employment screening, reference check, Background screening, background screening company, executive hiring, best onboarding practices

The 4 Biggest Lies Found on Resumes

Posted by Susan McCullah

Aug 13, 2014 1:17:44 PM

Fishing tales are not the only times people tell whoppers! You may have read one on the last resume you reviewed, and don't even know it. And falling for them can lead to bad hiring decisions. 

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Topics: Data Facts blog, reference check, Employment screening policy, resume lies, 2014 hiring

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

Eek! I missed WHAT? Top 10 Background Screening Mistakes Pt 2

Posted by datafactssolutions

Jan 24, 2014 1:58:08 PM

Last week we began a discussion about the top background screening mistakes that can derail a good hiring plan. Let's continue with the countdown of the top mistakes:

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Topics: Data Facts blog, Pre-employment screening, reference check, Background screening, Employment screening policy, background screening company, Criminal records, Hiring, background screen, background check, criminal records search, 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

Applicant References: Proceed With Caution!

Posted by datafactssolutions

Oct 23, 2012 12:34:09 PM

During the pre-employment screening process, employers often check the applicant’s criminal history, education, and references. References can be from a professional colleague, boss, or co-worker. Or they could be completely fictitious.

It’s a fact that around half of resumes contain some sort of mistruth, and nothing is more misleading than the fake reference. It is estimated that around 25% of resumes contain a reference that is doctored in some way. Candidates have several ways of faking or misrepresenting a reference:

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Topics: Data Facts blog, Pre-employment screening, reference check, Background screening, Employment screening policy, 2012 hiring, background check, 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.