Attorney Sicily Ville Chavic specializes in CV cheating. She sees a clear tendency for more people to be fooled with their CV and diploma.
– It often starts with a small, white lie, but it can have disastrous consequences, says Ville Sowick at Econa, an interest and employee organization.
She is glad that none of their members suspected this as long as she was in Ekona.
The number of people whose background is checked every year when applying for a position increases. The number of applicants not hired after such verification remains constant at about 10 per cent. So, cheats abound.
– Where you look, you will find, maybe you can tell, says lawyer Ville Sovic.
Econa is clear in its recommendation: To avoid trouble, reveal the truth as much as possible.
Forged the diploma
Recently, one of the many cheaters noticed how big of an impact this can have.
The 32-year-old then applied for a teaching job at a school.
But the school administration realized that the owls were in the swamp.
The person’s diploma from General Teacher Education at the University of Southeastern Norway is a forgery.
The man was recently sentenced to two weeks in prison for producing fake documents.
TV2 has been in contact with a 32-year-old man who did not want to comment on the verdict.
Raydon Mangroot, director of communications at the University of Southeastern Norway (USN), confirms that a diploma from their school was recently falsified.
– When we award diplomas, we guarantee that the recipient has a certain ability. Mangroot says we cannot accept the use of false diplomas to qualify someone for a position.
Therefore, the university has decided to report this.
– This is a sad story, of course sorry to that person, she says.
In this case he points out that the body sheets are a fake case, which is no longer possible.
– Now we have fortunately come to digital diplomas, which makes duplication much harder.
Hans Earling Stosland, general manager at Semak, the largest in the country for background checks, has not been hired after a clear increase in the number of commenters and their background checks.
– Compared to previous years, the proportion of comments this year and last year has increased significantly, Stasland says.
He cannot say that all comments are about cheating, but he believes that this is a good sign that the fraud rate is on the rise.
– In the first quarter of this year, we saw a 70 percent increase in the number of background checks. At the same time, the number of candidates not hired after such verification remains stable at around 10 per cent. That says little, says the Semac boss.
Experts believe it is difficult to answer why more and more people are using the opportunity to cheat their CV.
But fierce competition in the labor market may be a factor.
– There is very fierce competition in the labor market right now. This means that appearing in the best way is increasingly important. Great competition for positions would increase the risk of cheating, he says.
Although the rate of background verification of job seekers is increasing, experts are surprised that many companies carry out background checks without following the Commission’s recommendation.
– It is alarming how many companies do not have a conscious approach to carry out background checks on individuals being considered for key positions, says Christian Dasen.
He is the general manager of consulting firm Agenda Risk and works to expose CV cheaters.
If someone cheats on CV, Tyson rarely believes it is an “innocent miss,” but rather an indication of what kind of employee you actually got.
But if you are going to do a background check, there is one thing you need to know:
– The investigator says that when you do a candidate’s background check, it is important to meet the requirements of the Personal Data Act and not to check irrelevant matters.
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