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September 5 2014

How to Deal With Employees Lying About Their Qualifications

According to figures released by Higher Education Degree Datacheck, 31% of graduates knew someone who had lied about their qualifications on their CV and 37% considered it common practice. Employers who fail to have adequate safeguards in place risk exposing their business to dishonest and under-qualified staff. However, there are some simple, low cost and effective ways of minimising this risk such as: making it clear in the offer letter that the offer is conditional on verification of their qualifications and that it may be withdrawn if any misrepresentation comes to light, and carrying out ongoing checks on existing employees.