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Top 10 Background Screening Predictions for 2015

Criminals found in the workplace, sweeping changes in legislation regarding medical marijuana, high-profile cases of resume fraud, and increased number of class action lawsuits against businesses for non-compliance with employment laws — it’s no wonder so many employers realized the importance of professional background screening in 2014. 

If it looks too good to be true, it probably is

People were faking details on their resumes long before our economy took a nosedive, but the last few years have seen a rise in resume embellishment and outright lies. Tough competition among candidates as a result of high unemployment has caused more people to lie about their credentials. As a result, unscrupulous entities have sprouted …

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5 Myths About Verifications and References

September 24, 2013 There are many beliefs about background screening that make conducting one seem costly or time-consuming. However, what many business people don’t know is that these beliefs oftentimes are myths brought to light based on misconceptions. In truth, background screenings and verifications are a necessary investment that every company should make to protect …

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CEO Verifications and Hiring: Don’t Let Your Board Be Held Liable….or Embarrassed

By Christine M. Cunneen, CEO Hire Image LLC July 5, 2012 With the recent scandal in the news involving Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson’s incorrect academic degree, the issue of board liability comes to mind. Is the Yahoo board responsible for the alleged ‘falsified resume’ of Mr. Thompson? Who is to blame? What could the board …

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