Fake Job Reference Services Add New Wrinkle to Screening
November 24, 2009
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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