You need to fill a vacant position in your company and you need to hire the best person for that job, and you need to it fast. Just a few years back you only had an interview and references to base your decision on. You could only rely on the information presented to you in the form of resumes, references, and whatever a good interviewer could glean during the interview.
Unfortunately, no place is completely safe anymore. Someone is sexually assaulted every 98 seconds in the U.S.  That means 570 people experience sexual violence every day.  As we have seen in the news with Harvey Weinstein, how much else is hidden in the dark?
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Whether you are a small company or large - is it worth reality checking your employees?
The importance of conducting periodic background checks and drug screens post-employment cannot be overstated. Case in point: Dr. Carmen A. Puliafito. Harvard educated Dean of the prestigious Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California, a man with a prolific career that once seemed unstoppable, was caught with another side to him.
The Society for Human Resource Managers (SHRM) defines resume fraud as a "job seekers’ intentional inclusion of false information (fabrication), overstatement of otherwise accurate information (embellishment), or omission of relevant information (omission) on resumes in an effort to deceive". Although Brian Williams may not have been actively job hunting the overstatement of his credentials would certainly contribute to deceive potential employers in the future.