While it would be ideal for anyone in a position to making hiring decisions to simply be able to trust the information they are given by a candidate, the fact of the matter is, in some cases, potential employees may not tell the whole story.
This is a rare occurrence, but it does, unfortunately, happen.
Candidates for any given position may try and hide certain facts about themselves, or they might pad their work experience in order to make themselves look more desirable.
With either scenario, employers want to be careful who they allow into their business as their employees are the public face of their company and can make or break a company.
Every day people with criminal records, falsified educational credentials and other serious liabilities are hired by companies who fail to thoroughly check their backgrounds.
The result can be acts leading to theft, fraudulent actions and expensive negligent hiring lawsuits.
An employer today must make an informed hiring decision to not hire a "walking lawsuit."
For more on the subject of properly screening employees before they are hired, check out the article, Background Screening For Quality Hires, from the January issue.
For the entire January issue, click here.