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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.

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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.

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Should Your Nonprofit Organization Make Volunteer Background Checks Mandatory?

Are you involved with a nonprofit organization? If so, does it have mandatory background checks for volunteers? If you said "no", don't feel ashamed, as you're probably in the majority. Surprisingly, a good number of volunteer organizations - even many dealing with kids - have no policy of background checking the people who help out. And that can mean a world of problems down the road.

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