Tomorrow is the one day of the year all are permitted and encouraged to grab a ghoulish mask or crafty costume to impersonate their favorite character, ghost, or horrifying Halloween creature. People of all ages throw on colored wigs, scary masks, sticky face-paint, and ballooned body suits to embody someone, or something, entirely different from themselves. Unfortunately, potential employees tend to adopt this All Hallow’s Eve tradition when crafting their resume persona. According to the Society of Human Resources Management, 53% of job applicants fabricate personal information, masking their true history and pretending to be a disguised character on some level (Tweet This!)
A masked new hire with a hidden criminal record can have negative consequences on customer relations, internal operations, and can also result in high replacement costs. New hires concealing unattractive information could potentially cause harm to other employees and customers- bringing your business into immediate liability.
Download our haunted infographic and discover how background checks will help you unmask those job applicants that love Halloween just a little too much.