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Employers beware: One third of job applicants lying

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HC Online | 29 Jul 2010, 12:00 AM Agree 0
Research has found one third of job applicants are lying in their resume or interview, putting employers at risk of drawing the wrong candidate from a shrinking talent pool, according to psychometric consulting firm, SHL.

  • Harry Wolfe | 29 Jul 2010, 04:10 PM Agree 0
    A candidate's experience, qualifications, education, competencies and references are easily checked. Do candidates lie in describing what motivates them, and how they would do the job? Can we separate candidate lies from the truth? The answer is world best practice, and invite the candidate to respond to a validated Attitude Selection Inventory. A validated Attitude Selection Inventory identifies, describes, and predicts the behaviour a candidate will actually "walk" in the designated job, plus the candidate's "talk" about the designated job, at interview i.e candidate's perception of the job behaviour. The difference between the validated, predicted attitude and behaviour actually "walked" in the job, and the candidate perception "talk" about the job, quickly identifies a candidate's "lies".
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