It has been estimated that 30% to 80% of all resumes/applications
contain false information. References either do not have or are
reluctant to share employment information for fear of slander/libel
suit. Drug testing is easy to defeat by temporary abstinence,
polygraphs are already illegal for the private sector and psychological
tests are banned in several states with federal legislation pending.
Record checks are limited to those information needs for which records
exist - often not the case with many critical information needs.
Yet, in this age of negligent hiring/retention litigation, fiscal restraint and demands for greater productivity and ethical behavior, the need for accurate hiring information - at a reasonable cost - has never been greater.