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June 10, 2006
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Sorting the Fabulous from the Fakes

The Times reported how our CEO Eyal Ben-Cohen, the 34 year-old entrpreneur who runs Verifile,checks the CVs of its customers prospective employees, is striking fear in the heart of CV fraudsters. Around a quarter of all applicants lie on their CVs, figures show, including high-powered executives such as David Edmondson, head of RadioShack. He was forced to step down after it emerged that he had inflated his academic qualifications. Chief Executive of Equitable Life, Charles Thomson, confessed that he had written the reference himself.

Eyal came to the UK from Israel to study for his MBA at Cranfield University and had the idea for the company three days before he boarded the plane to come over. He then developed it during his course, with the support of the university and now Verifile checks the qualifications of job applicants by obtaining references directly from the source and not being satisfied with a mere certificate. The company also check criminal and financial records, and advise on when it is legal for a company to conduct such checks, as many were unwittingly breaking the law by overzealously conducting checks.

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