The Truth About Background and Reference Checks When Hiring by Cathy Fyock
This Element is an excerpt from The Truth About Hiring the Best (9780132381864) by Cathy Fyock. Available in print and digital formats.
How to ferret out and avoid "scam-didates": job candidates who flat-out lie about their credentials and experience.
The candidate you're interviewing appears to have everything--the right background, perfect experience, and all the credentials you're looking for. But it's too good to be true. And this is about more than just spin: It's outright lying. Statistics reveal that nearly 36% of applications are falsified!
Cathy Fyock, CSP, SPHR, consults with organizations to attract top talent, reduce turnover, and improve productivity in a volatile labor market. A dynamic speaker and seminar leader, she has provided more than 200 national seminars for the Society for Human Resource Management alone. Her acclaimed books on hiring include UnRetirement: A Career Guide for the Retired...the Soon-to-Be-Retired...the Never-Want-to-Be-Retired and The Hiring Source Book: A Collection of Practical Examples. Her monthly electronic briefing, The Employment Strategist, is distributed to thousands of hiring managers and HR pros who have attended her training programs.