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Are Job Candidates Lying on Their Resumes?

Make sure you're making the right hiring decisions and learn how to spot common lies and embellishes on candidate resumes.

According to a 2017 survey by CareerBuilder.com, 'Seventy-five percent of hiring managers said they've caught a lie on a resume.' The top two embellishments were around skill sets and job responsibilities. The ramifications of this reality are enormous. What else are they not telling you? Not only can the untruthful candidate (and potential employee) expose themselves and your organization to legal issues, the cost of hiring and onboarding employees you don't even want is a drain on your already drained recruiting budget. This topic is intended to provide you with information on how to uncover the less than honest candidate. You'll explore what drives a candidate to lie and what you can do about it. Become a resume sleuth as you hone your skills at uncovering inaccuracies and misrepresentations. Be prepared to walk away with a toolbox of resources and tips to mitigate a fake hire. This information is critical for employers to spot out the questionable candidates you don't want in your organization. The content closes with a review of the many ethical dilemmas around recruiting.

Runtime: 85 minutes
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Agenda

The Questionable Candidate

  • The Sobering Statistics
  • Embellishment and Lying - What's the Difference?
  • What Drives a Candidate to Be Untruthful?
  • Why Should You Care? Candidate and Organizational Legal Risks Exposed

Becoming a Resume Sleuth

  • An Education in Colleges and Degrees
  • Say Again?: Uncovering the Supposed Multilingual Candidate
  • Who? Validating Prior Employment History
  • Real-Life Examples of Candidates Caught in the Act

Tools to Mitigate a 'Fake' Hire

  • Comprehensive Background Check Procedures
  • Backdoor Reference Checks
  • The Nonverbal Queues
  • Behavioral Interviewing Techniques
  • 3 More Ways to Distinguish the Fake From the Real

Ethical Dilemmas

  • Social Media Stalking - When It's Perfectly Okay, and When It's Not
  • Bad Referrals and What to Do About Them
  • What to Do When a Stellar Candidate Embellishes the Small Stuff

Session Takeaways

  • How to Spot a Liar
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This course was last revised on November 8, 2018.

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This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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Faculty

Stacy Lowman

Stacy Lowman

  • Seasoned training and development, human resources and communications professional
  • Conducts regular seminars and workshops on a far-reaching set of business topics within areas of expertise (HR, training, call center, virtual workplaces, and corporate communications)
  • B.A. degree in communications, University of NC at Greensboro; completed a mini M.B.A., management certification, Rollins College
  • Can be contacted at [email protected] or on Twitter® @StacyLowman
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Product ID: 404850
Published 2018
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