Yahoo Background Check Language Changed in Offer Letter to Newly Hired CEO Mayer

Sunnyvale, California-based internet corporation Yahoo! has changed the language concerning background checks in its offer letter to newly hired CEO Marissa Mayer from what the company previously used in an offer letter to former CEO Scott Thompson, according to a blog on the Wall Street Journal website ‘Yahoo Tweaks Background Check Language for Mayer.’ Thompson left …

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Yahoo CEO Leaves Company after Discrepancy in Academic Credentials Revealed

On May 13, 2012, Yahoo! Inc. announced that Scott Thompson, the recently hired Chief Executive Officer who was revealed to have a discrepancy in his academic credentials included in online biographies and filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, has left the company, and that the Board of Directors has named Ross Levinsohn as interim …

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Routine Background Check Uncovers Fake Doctor in Michigan

By Lester Rosen, Employment Screening Resources (ESR) President & Thomas Ahearn, ESR News Editor An article titled ‘Fake Michigan doctor had hospitals fooled’ by the Detroit Free Press shows why employers should run background checks that include education and credential verifications on medical professionals to ensure they are licensed after a 15-year charade in which a man passed himself …

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Background Checks Help Avoid Fraudulent Academic Claims

By Lester Rosen, Employment Screening Resources (ESR) President & Thomas Ahearn, ESR News Editor An interesting story about an alleged fraudulent academic claim serves to remind all employers, including academic institutions, how a simple background check can help uncover education fraud. According to a news release from the Monterey Institute of International Studies (MIIS), after discovering that an instructor …

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