Make sure when you hire high level managers or executives you are verifying any and all education they are claiming, remember background screening companies can only “verify” education and not “investigate” an applicant’s educational history. Especially if the position requirements call for a specific educational background or field of study, ensure they have the credentials needed. Be cautious of fraudulent degrees or “diploma mills” (organizations offering 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.