How Background Checks Help Employers Discover Resume Fraud

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Conducting a background check can do wonders for the safety of any business!

Hiring managers have the tedious task of sorting through hundreds and hundreds of resumes of potential applicants. Finding the perfect fit for any organization is essential. As such, hiring someone with all the necessary credentials to perform the job duties without much assistance is optimal. However, there are many devious people out there who can provide false information on their resumes and lead to improper hiring or inefficient employees. The trend of fibbing on resumes continues to rise which requires hiring managers to be extra observant and aware during the entire hiring process. This is precisely where background checks come into play. They are a great way to verify most resume information provided.

Why And How Resumes Are Fraudulent?

With economy changes and different work experiences, employers are posting for job descriptions and job titles that may encourage job seekers to over-exaggerate on their resumes to get an interview. Many people will tell small white lies about previous employment history and other tiny details to make them appear more qualified by meeting the qualification requirements posted. In fact, there are a variety of lies that applicants can put on their resumes to make them appear more desirable to hiring managers. These tiny mis-truths may include things such as academic credentials, false job titles, invalid skill sets, misrepresenting previous dates of employment, and claiming awards and accolades that were not earned. As a result, conducting a background check can quickly determine whether an applicant is being truthful or serving the hiring manager a handful of lies.

How Background Screening Can Expose Fraud

Although it seems like common sense that background screening would be the best way to check for any false statements on a resume, many employers avoid this critical step in the hiring process. In fact, more often applicants who know that a background screening will not be conducted are more likely to give false information on their resume because they have no fear of the repercussions. As a result, conducting a background screening on every single applicant is a wonderful tool to verify the candidate’s information.


AIR Pre-Hire in Reisterstown, MD, conducts accurate and verified universal background screening, so you will have thorough background checks on your employees. Here at AIR Pre-Hire, we don’t simply check the basic information, we dig deep to identify inconsistencies and make sure your potential employees (as well as existing employees) are acceptable for hire. This is the human element of our custom pre-screening service. You can count on us for timely, verified pre-screening and employee re-screening.

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