Is Prison Worth the Job?
By Allie Jensen, Communications —
It’s normal and OK to lie on your resume, right? Wrong. Such offenses can result in serious consequences, as it did for an American woman who recently applied to work as a Chief Information Officer in Australia and is now spending a year in jail.
According to a news report, she was recently convicted of “deception, dishonesty, and abuse of public office, relating to her 2017 application for the chief information officer role…” This position offered an annual salary of $185,000.
In this case, this woman also previously lied about pictures of herself and other personal information. Additionally, she hired her brother for a position with her company, despite him not being qualified for the position.
When EyeDetect is used for pre-employment screening, it can detect deception during the application process. In this case, this woman lied about past education and employment. She even lied about being a past employer during a phone interview where she referenced herself and claimed she was a five-star employee. EyeDetect’s ability to detect deception in potential job candidates can greatly reduce the chance of later dealing with additional dishonesty or deception in the workplace.
To catch falsified job applications, EyeDetect can be used for pre-screening and identifying the dishonesty that could potentially hurt employers down the road. (Note: The Employee Polygraph Protection Act prohibits using lie detectors like EyeDetect in private companies in the U.S. However, U.S. federal, state and municipal government employees or contractors may be tested.)
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