How to “Recession-Proof” Your Job Interview and Hiring Processes

Posted by Kristina Taylor
July 3, 2009

How to “Recession-Proof” Your Job Interview and Hiring Processes

It’s a sad truth, but during a recession such as the one America has been experiencing, many job seekers take a decidedly-unethical step.  What is it?  Quite simply, they decide to falsify their resumes and references in order to get a position.

Don’t assume this only happens in “some” sectors, either.  It happens in all industries, in all environments and in every generation bracket (yep, even Boomers sometimes lie about their credentials.)  The only way to make certain that a potential employee is on the up-and-up is to thoroughly background check his or her information.

Though it might be possible to background check from your offices, it’s a time-consuming process.  And if your HR department (if you even have one) can’t devote hours on the task, it makes much more sense to outsource the responsibility.  That way, you can do what you do best and the background screening company can do what they do best.

In the end, you’ll be left with peace of mind when you make the job offer.