A recent study uncovered that 85% of individuals in the market for new employment opportunities are dishonest job applicants. The percentage of job applicants that fabricate the information on their resumes these days is higher than the 66% statistic that was reported five years ago. Due to record low unemployment rates, there should be a seemingly lower rate of applicants that feel the need to lie on their resumes in contrast with the formerly aggressive job market that was seen 10 years ago.
Here are three reasons why dishonest job applicants may be misrepresenting the truth:
One out of every six crimes occurs in the workplace and homicide is the second leading cause of workplace death in the U.S.
National Credit Verification Service reports that 25% of the MBA degrees it verifies on resumes are false.
72% of shrinkage is due to employee theft.
34% of all job applications contain lies.
30% of small business failure is caused by employee theft.