Every year, there are millions of professional resumes submitted to employers. With the competition so fierce and chances of getting the job slim, it's easy for people to cut corners. Here's how you can detect resume fraud using background screening.
Comprehensive Background Screening
Background screening is a good way to make sure that you hire the right person. It can help to find out whether or not the applicant has a criminal history, how many jobs they've had in their career, if they've been fired from previous jobs, and if they have any certifications or other qualifications that you need.
By performing comprehensive background checks, employers can do a more thorough search for any inaccuracies in the information on a job candidate's resume. This helps them avoid potentially hiring someone who could harm their company down the line.
Exposing Resume Fraud
Companies often search for the most qualified candidate to fill a position, but it can be hard to tell who is telling the truth on their resume.
When you're hiring someone, there are some things that you can do to find out if the person is being honest on their resume or if they have been dishonest in their past.
For example, it is important to research any claims they make about their work history and verify that it matches up with what the company tells you. That way, you have a clearer understanding of the person's skills and whether they are qualified and able to get the job done.
You should also consider having a qualified investigative firm like CIC research and monitor their social media profiles to see what kind of posts they have made in the past and if they conflict with claims made on their resume, or reveal character traits that conflict with your company's standards and values.
Background screening is an effective way to detect resume fraud and make sure an applicant is honest about their experience.
A thorough background check will verify an applicant's educational credentials. This includes verifying their highest degree earned, where they obtained the degree, and the specific field of study.
This information can be verified against public databases–like website archives, registries, and social media profiles–to ensure that it is authentic.
Background screening can also verify any employment history and professional licenses or certifications for qualifications.
In order to reduce the risk of resume fraud, employers should conduct a thorough pre-employment background check of all candidates.
One way to verify employment is by checking the information on a candidate’s resume. An employer should always ask for references and check them out before they hire someone.
Another way to detect employment fraud is by conducting background screening at different stages of the hiring process.
This can be done through document verification or social media monitoring.
Avoiding The Risk of Resume Fraud
As a business owner, pre-employment background screening is an invaluable tool to ensure that you are getting the best applicants for your company.
The information you get from a background check will have a big impact on the future of your business, so invest in it. It will be worth it when you can detect and avoid resume fraud and find the right person for your job.
CIC Pre-Employment Screening
CIC works with employers and human resources managers to perform the necessary pre-employment background checks needed to hire the most qualified candidates.
Our Employment Screening platform will help you avoid time wasting interviews and identifying potential hiring risks before they have the chance to do any harm. Our screening packages include:
- Employment verification
- Education verification
- Social media screening
- Criminal history search
- and much more
Our screening specialists will work with you to detect resume fraud and verify applicant information while making sure you adhere to employment laws throughout the entire process.
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