Employers are being urged to ensure they have robust and consistent screening processes in place to tackle CV fraud.
Global background screening provider Sterling is warning businesses as reports continue to reveal the prevalence of CV fraud in organisations.
The latest incident saw the Department for Education (DfE) hiring an individual who made false statements on his CV. Details of an Information Rights tribunal into the case of Johnson Kane – who was appointed as chief executive of the Education Fellowship Trust – revealed that his claims to have been a senior employee of John Lewis and on the board of the British Airports Authority were falsified. Reports also claimed that he lied about his qualifications in a previous role.
The tribunal claims that Kane cost taxpayers close to £1 million and “damaged the education of thousands of children.”
There have also been incidents seen in the healthcare system recently with a former NHS boss in Oxford receiving a suspended prison sentence after claiming a false university degree, and a senior radiologist lying about being a qualified GP.