Tag: education verification

Yahoo CEO latest to get caught padding resume

Well, it has happened again. This time it’s Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson whose resume was found to be padded. Thompson, who was hired by the internet giant in January, has two degrees listed on his resume: A bachelor’s degree in accounting from Stonehill College, and a degree in computer science,...

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Common Background Screening Mistakes

More and more employers are using background screening to help them find just the right person to fill their vacancies, but how can they be sure their check is giving them exactly what they need? What are some common background check mistakes? First, it's important that employers ensure they're in compliance with federal and state laws...

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Liars Don’t Wear Signs

Think you can spot a lying interviewee?  Guess again.  They don’t wear big signs that give away their fibs and many of them have perfected the art of tweaking the truth. Though you can’t stop some people from bending reality, you can educate and protect your business by instituting an...

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Employment and Education Verification Made Simpler

You’ve interviewed a couple of “ideal” candidates for your job opening.  But before you “pop the question”, as it were, you have to conduct some background checks.  Namely, you need to address your potential new-hires’ previous employment and/or education history. Sounds easy, right?  Yet it’s not as cut-and-dry as it seems.  First...

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