Make sure when you hire high level managers or executives, you are conducting education verification on any and all education they are claiming. Remember background screening companies can only “verify” education and not “investigate” an applicant’s educational history.

If the position requirements call for a specific educational background or field of study, ensure they have the credentials needed and their credentials are from an accredited institution. Be cautious of fraudulent degrees or “diploma mills,” which are organizations who offer fake degrees for a certain fee. Many hiring managers will accept the degree as is and will never check the authenticity. Background screening companies should be going directly to the schools registrar to obtain any degree or enrollment verification.