The Food Network had no other choice than to cancel one of its own shows in 2008. The television network faced considerable backlash after sources revealed that Food Network chef, Robert Irving, did not design Princess Diana and Prince Charles’ wedding cake (as he initially claimed). “British chef Robert Irving was fired from his own show on the Food Network’s Dinner Impossible when it was uncovered that he didn’t actually design the royal couple’s wedding cake, but that he only attended the school where it was made and contributed by picking fruit for the cake,” Business Insider reports.
Contrary to popular belief, Google searches and other related technology do not eliminate lies on resumes. In fact, job seekers are going through greater — and more elaborate — lengths to stretch the truth than ever before.
Job Seekers’ Desperate Lies
“Nearly 35 percent of resumes are estimated to contain blatant lies about education, experience or the skills to perform a specific job,” USA Today Money reports. What many employers do not realize, however, is that some lies will not come up on simple screening tools. “Some people pay hackers to get into university systems and place them in a graduating class,” Charles Wardell III, a president of a job recruitment agency, tells USA Today.
Employers, Avoid Publicity Nightmares
Employers can, however, take relatively simple steps to keep candidates honest. Many are catching on and seeking private detective services during the interviewing and hiring process. Private detectives can easily perform thorough background checks. Licensed private detectives have more experience identifying discrepancies — and more advanced software to do it.
A growing number of employers are asking private detectives to help perform background and reference checks during the hiring process. Professional investigators can easily pick up on lies that may not show up on Google searches. Find out more at this site: www.ecpinj.com