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Why a Date of Birth Means More Than a Birthday

Posted Friday, December 28th, 2012 by Sterling Talent Solutions

Over two years ago we blogged about the case of an employee involved in workplace violence at The Ohio State University. The OSU employee shot and killed one person and wounded another resulting in a flurry of questions about why the background check did not reveal that this man had a criminal record. It turned out that the employee...

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Fake Degree Leads to Arrest

Posted Thursday, May 27th, 2010 by Sterling Talent Solutions

Usually when we talk about fake degrees, we are referring to diploma or degree mills. There have been many stories in the news as of late about people using academic credentials purchased by these “schools” to either land a job or obtain a higher position or pay.  In addition to the issuing the diploma or degree, many...

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Microsoft Sued for Rescinding Offer Following Background Check

Posted Thursday, January 15th, 2009 by Sterling Talent Solutions

HRRecruitingAlert’s Sam Narisi just posted a great story about a case where Microsoft was sued and found liable for rescinding a job offer after it found adverse information on the candidate’s background check.  I had always been under the impression that a conditional offer could be made pending the successful completion of the check.  It...

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Food Network Looks Beyond Chef Irvine’s Resume Fraud

Posted Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008 by Sterling Talent Solutions

We reported last March that Chef Robert Irvine had been unceremoniously terminated from his Food Network show Dinner Impossible for embellishing his resume.  Irvine claimed that he made the cake for Princess Diana’s royal wedding and that he was given a castle by his friend, Queen Elizabeth. According to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Irvine was...

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