How to deal with employees lying about their qualifications

By Helen Burgess

A recent survey found that the embellishment or invention of qualifications and experience is becoming more common as candidates face increased competition for jobs.

We look at the legal implications and how employers can guard against being misled.

CV fraud describes the provision of fictitious, exaggerated or misleading information during the application process with the intention to persuade an employer to recruit the applicant for a job for which they are not qualified, or not as qualified as other applicants, to perform. It can include a whole spectrum of inaccuracies including dates of previous employment, responsibilities, professional qualifications and academic achievements…

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