Tag: Diploma Mills

Employment verification takes the padding out of r

When we think of pre-employment screening, employers often think of conducting background checks to turn up any criminal record a job applicant has or running a credit report to see if the potential hire is financially trustworthy. But the pre-employment screening process actually should start with something much simpler —...

Diploma Mills Alive and Well

It's a tough job market out there... and for some applicants, that's enough of a fact to turn them towards bad behavior and practices. One of the problems that's becoming more worrisome than ever to employers is the rise of the diploma mill.

Background Checks Ferret Out Those Who Use “Diploma Mills”

If you're an employer and you're not familiar with the term "diploma mill", you should be. Diploma mills are made-up educational institutions where individuals can essentially pay for a copy of a diploma that looks real. Thus, when they apply for jobs, they can say they have a BA, BS, MBA... even JD. Fortunately, background checks can and do ferret out such deceptions.