More Resume Lies: employeescreenIQ Research on Fake Degrees

Nick Fishman

Would you be surprised to learn that 1 in 10 job applicants lies to prospective employers about their education?  employeescreenIQ recently released results from our 2nd quarter, 2008 study on falsification of academic credentials and found just that.  Here are some other interesting findings:

  • High School diplomas were falsified more often than college degrees
  • Post Graduate and Doctoral degrees were the most infrequently falsified degrees
  • Applicants’ false claims rarely involved an institution they never attended

What can employers do to insulate themselves from hiring people that lie about their education?

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Nick Fishman

Nick Fishman is the co-founder of EmployeeScreenIQ, a leading, global employment background screening provider, and serves as the company’s executive vice president and chief marketing officer. He pioneered the creation of EmployeeScreen University, the #1 educational resource on employment background checks for human resources, security and risk management professionals. A recognized industry expert, Nick is a frequent author, presenter and contributor to the news media. Nick is also a licensed private investigator in the states of Ohio and Texas.
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