Human Resources News & Insights

How to spot phony degrees on resumes

One of the most common lies used by job applicants: listing a degree from a non-existent educational institution. Here’s some help identifying those phony degrees.

Was phony resume a good enough reason to fire him?

A company hires an employee and learns later that he lied on his resume. Is that always cause to fire someone?

Do hiring managers really favor younger women?

Ask anyone sitting in the hiring seat if younger women get preferential treatment over older women, and the answer will almost always be “no, never.” But is it a fib? And is it possible hiring managers give preference without even thinking about it?