Is resume fraud a big problem for hiring managers?

Is resume fraud a big problem for hiring managers? You betcha. Falsified information on resumes is a most definite challenge many employers face and is not as uncommon as you might think. Some applicants feel it is acceptable to not only exaggerate their credentials, but some statistics suggest 53 percent of candidates create flat-out fabrications of their past work experience, skills and/or education on their resumes.
What’s a hiring manager to do? It does take additional effort to thoroughly examine each resume of interest, however, by taking a few extra steps and making additional external contacts to obtain confirmed authentication of information given can help alleviate any potential resume fraud and actually be more cost-efficient. There are many different approaches a hiring manager will take to help determine whether the information presented on an applicant's resume is deceptive.
Work experience and skillsets
Statistics dating back to 2014 a good percentage of applicants …

How a positive attitude at work helps your career

Did you know a positive attitude at work can get you much further ahead than a negative one when it comes to career prospects? Generally, a good outlook can lead to excellent job possibilities because optimistic approaches are more likely to attract positive attention. On the other hand, consistently going through the days with a pessimistic attitude will probably have the opposite effect.

Things employees do that bosses hate

Conflict in the work environment is something everyone faces in their careers at one point or another. It is common to occasionally clash with a co-worker or simply not like dealing with someone working on the same floor. But what about conflicts with the boss? What happens when employees do something that bosses hate?

If a problem arises in the office with your boss, it can be even more challenging than one with co-worker. Especially if he or she has a problem with you or something you’re doing. If your boss is upset with you on a routine basis, it could be something you’re doing that he or she hates. If this is the case, it might be time to self-evaluate. A few of the behaviors many bosses can’t stand include:

Avoiding taking responsibility As a professional, it is generally expected a employee take responsibility for his or her actions. If you make a mistake, own up to it. A boss is not going to respect or appreciate an employee that constantly shifts blame to others or denies resp…

Reasons not to use jargon in a business letter

Business letters are an important part of communication in the professional environment.  Using jargon in a business letter, in most circumstances, is not the best approach to take. The reason for this is the letter may be too difficult for the recipient to understand what is being said if the correspondence is ladled in acronyms and other jargon not commonly known.

The exception to this is if the letter is going to a person who works in the same industry or company. Either way, it is wise to carefully consider your content before you send your letter, be it email or snail mail. Be sure to always focus on your recipient or audience before you hit send or stamp the correspondence.
Reasons not to use jargon in correspondence Business or industry jargon, in general, is an efficient way to communicate internally because abbreviated terminology, lingo, and acronyms are often efficient shortcuts, but is often not the best way to send messages external to the organization. But in many instan…

Why businesses should invest in good ethical practices

The headlines scream "CEO Steals millions from employee pension plan", "Company dumps tons of gallons of waste into illegal dump" or "High ranking executive accepting bribes". Over the last several years seems there is often a story in the news or social media that relates to corporate ethics, or in these cases, lack thereof.

Corporate ethics can get complicated, but when you come down to the nuts and bolts of the matter, it's not very different from personal ethics.

So exactly what is corporate ethics?
What is an ethical dilemma? We are presented with ethical dilemmas when faced with a decision where available choices conflict. Sometimes the choices are obvious and we know the right thing to do, but other times we're presented with choices where either or both options contain "gray" areas. It could be in the sense where one of the actions is questionable, or it could be that no matter which we choose, there will be unfortunate consequen…