Jobseekers Getting Away With Exam Lies

Sunday, 2nd October 2016 at 5:38pm

As reported on the Recruiter website, almost 100,000 job applicants have lied about qualifications in the past three years and are getting away with it.

According to a new study from AXELOS – a joint venture between UK government and the business outsourcer Capita – many are getting away with falsifying their qualifications because almost half (48%) of UK-based HR professionals do not always check that applicants’ qualifications are valid.

Many organisations find out about the lies during the application process after they have started work, while 14% of HR professionals said they had dealt with at least five incidences within the last three years of employees not holding the qualifications they had claimed, equivalent to around 100,000 jobseekers.

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