Liars Don’t Wear Signs

Posted by Kristina Taylor
July 21, 2009

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 across-the-board policy of getting professional education and employment verification on all potential hirees.  (Wait until they get to the second interview stage; that way, you will have already weeded out the wheat from the chaff.)

Of course, there are some people who feel that a little “white” lie on a resume isn’t a big deal.  But are you willing to take the chance?  Think of it this way — if a person is willing to lie, even a tiny bit, to get a job… isn’t that an indication that he or she will be willing to lie when working for the corporation you’ve spent so much time building?

Employment and education verification.  It can be one of your best weapons against the fibbers of the world who could wreak havoc on your business.