While many companies are struggling to retain employees, others are facing a whole new situation, a surplus of candidates. While an uptick in talent is typically a positive in the recruiting world, since more talent means more to choose from, the current situation has created a bit of a quandary. Although the market is now flooded with talent it’s also drowning in every kind of candidate willing to do and say just about anything to secure a job.
Careful background checks are now critical to verify not only qualifications and references, but education, previous employment and criminal records as well. While some desperate job seekers are beefing up the old resume with a touch of fiction others have decided to take on a whole new identity in hopes of landing a job, any job. Here’s a few tips to keep in mind when vetting candidates during the highest unemployment wave in decades.