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July 29 2014

Myer Liar Found Out: Why Background Checks Matter

"Embellished CVs are nothing new to HR professionals, but one executive appears to have taken it to another level. Retail giant Myer sacked Andrew Flanagan on his first day, after having supposedly poached him from global fashion brand Zara, when it was revealed that he'd never worked for the company. Hiring company Quest Personnel told the Sydney Morning Herald that it had been duped by Flanagan and he had provided ""incorrect and misleading information"" before being hired by Myer as the organisation's group general manager of strategy and business development. Myer discovered the truth when Zara contacted the company to say that Flanagan had never worked there."