Former Harvard Student Who Faked Academic Achievements Jailed for Alleged Probation Violation

A former student at Harvard University who last year pleaded guilty to faking academic achievements by falsifying transcripts, test scores, and letters of recommendation to get into the prestigious school – and who took more than $45,000 in grants, prizes, and financial aid awarded to him based on lies and plagiarism – is back in …

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Questions about Degree from Possible Diploma Mill Cause Kansas Chief IT Officer to Resign

Proof positive as to why employers need to perform due diligence education verifications on job seekers during pre-employment background checks, the Topeka Capital-Journal reports that the new Chief Information Technology (IT) Officer of the State of Kansas recently introduced by Governor Sam Brownback has resigned after an earlier report in the newspaper raised questions about his college degree from an …

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Webcast Featuring Safe Hiring Expert Reviews Legal and Effective Reference Checking and Education Verification

As part of a series of webcasts for the Institute for Human Resources (IHR) Certification Program from HR.com, safe hiring expert Attorney Lester Rosen, CEO of nationwide background check provider Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will present a one hour webinar on the topic of ‘Legal and Effective Reference Checking and Education Verification’ on Thursday, August …

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Rise in Diploma Mills Making Education Verifications Important Part of Employment Screening Background Checks

With a recent report revealing an astounding 48 percent increase worldwide in the number of known fake diploma mills in the past year, and a 20 percent increase in the United States alone, education verifications where employers verify the academic achievements and certifications claimed by job applicants have taken on an important role in employment …

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Background Check Expert to Teach Reference Checking and Education Verification at 2011 SHRM Annual Conference on June 29

Background check expert Lester Rosen, an Attorney at Law and President of nationwide background screening provider Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will present an educational session at the 2011 Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Annual Conference and Exposition titled ‘Legal and Effective Reference Checking and Education Verification.’ The session will take place on Wednesday, June …

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ESR President Lester Rosen to Present Session at 2011 SHRM Annual Conference in Las Vegas on June 29

Attorney and safe hiring expert Lester Rosen, President of Employment Screening Resources (ESR), a nationwide background screening provider accredited by The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS), will present a session, ‘Legal and Effective Reference Checking and Education Verification,’ at the 2011 Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Annual Conference and Exposition on Wednesday, …

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Several US States Step Up Fight against Diploma Mills Issuing Fake Degrees

With a new report from Europe’s leading background screening company revealing a 48 percent increase worldwide in the number of known diploma mills in the past year, some U.S. states have stepped up the fight against diploma mills defined in the report as “largely online entities whose degrees are worthless due to the lack of …

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New Report Reveals 48 Percent Increase Worldwide in Diploma Mills in Past Year

A new report from Verifile Limited, Europe’s leading background screening company, has revealed an astounding 48 percent increase worldwide in the number of known fake diploma mills – which the report described as “largely online entities whose degrees are worthless due to the lack of valid accreditation and recognition” – in the past year. According …

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Tennessee Mother Wants Law Requiring Background Checks on College Resident Assistants

According to a story that reflects a parent’s nightmare – ‘Mom says background checks are needed for college RAs’ – a mother in Tennessee wants a law that would require background checks on college resident assistants (RAs) after a University of Tennessee at (UT) Chattanooga student and former RA at the university was accused of …

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Background Checks of Players from Top 25 College Football Teams Reveal 7 Percent have Criminal Records

A six-month joint investigation by Sports Illustrated (SI) and CBS News that ran criminal background checks on nearly 3,000 players from the Top 25 ranked college football teams revealed that 7 percent of the players checked had criminal records, that only two of the schools performed background checks of their own, and that none of the …

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