Fake Job Reference Services Add New Wrinkle to Screening

Jason Morris

Hi everyone! This is my first post on our new platform after re-launching EmployeeScreen University this week.  So, as you can see I am very excited!  Fortunately for all of us this one will be short and to the point.

Today, The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) posted a great article to their website; Fake Job Reference Services Add New Wrinkle to Screening .  As you know this is a topic we have written about many times over the years.  In fact, we just released a great white paper on this exact subject called: Smoke, Mirrors and Resumes:  The Growing Threat of Diploma Mills.  The article touches on the importance of background checks and quality employment screening practices but more directly lays out the risk.  In it they say:

New web-based services that offer fake work histories and references to job seekers are changing the complexion of resume-padding. These services further complicate the challenges employers face in identifying and hiring honest, qualified employees.

You need to be a SHRM member to view the article!  I hope you enjoy!

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Jason Morris

President & Chief Operating Officer at EmployeeScreenIQ
A veteran screening and risk management professional, Jason Morris founded EmployeeScreenIQ in 1999 and acts as the company’s chief operating officer and president. Morris is a frequent speaker delivering captivating, interactive discussions on background checks, global screening, recruitment and staffing. He educates audiences in best practice initiatives as they relate to organizational employment screening programs. Morris has been quoted in numerous business and industry publications including The Wall Street Journal, MSNBC.com, USA Today, New York Times, among others. He is also a licensed private investigator in the states of Ohio, Illinois, New Jersey, Texas, Arizona and Nevada.
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