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But they will work offsite…

[Phone rings] Ann: “Cutting Edge, this is Ann.” Customer: “I’m bringin’ in some contractors, and they can’t possibly be a liability.” Ann (wonders what planet this guy came from, swallows her bran muffin): “Do tell.” Customer: “They’re gonna work offsite. They can’t take a swing at my customers and they can’t steal from their co-workers….

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But they won’t be here long…

[Phone rings] Ann: “Cutting Edge, this is Ann.” Customer: “I have this real short-term project, and I’m gonna pick up some contractors, just for this one deal.” Ann (takes a large swallow of kale juice): “How many of your daughter’s college roommates are you going to hire?” Customer: “HEY—how did you know. . .” Ann…

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But they came highly recommended…

[Phone rings] Ann: “Cutting Edge, this is Ann.” Customer: “I have this real high-end project, and I’m gonna pick up some contractors for this deal.” Ann (wonders if Phillip Marlow got his start this way): “Wow. Sounds fancy!” Customer: “Darn tootin’! And if this job works out for this customer, I expect there will be…

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But they aren’t my employees…

[Phone rings] Ann: “Cutting Edge, this is Ann.” Customer: “So, I gotta guy. . .actually, several guys. . .” Ann (pours yesterday’s coffee into cup, microwaves for a minute): “Mmmmm-hmmmmm.” Customer: “They don’t, per se, work for me. They’re independent contractors.” Ann (smells coffee, decides it’s good enough for a Tuesday): “Mmmmm-hmmmmm.” Customer: “So, I…

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Fraudulent Education Credentials: Tales from the Front Lines

Ann: “Cutting Edge, this is Ann.” Customer: “I’ve enjoyed tripping down the ivy halls with you this past month.” Ann (thinks fondly back on her salad days): “Thanks! I hope you start doing education verifications.” Customer: “We will. . .I can’t believe I mighta gotten took. Tell me I’m not alone.” Ann (tilts head like…

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Diploma Mills for Fun and Profit

Ann: “Cutting Edge, this is Ann.” Customer: “I have a great applicant. They got a master’s degree from Whitehall Accordia University.” Ann (never heard of Whitehall Accordia and after 23 years in the business I’ve heard of most of them): “I’d verify that, just to be sure.” Customer: “I already did. I called the registrar…

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Beware of Applicants delivering their own credentials

Ann: “Cutting Edge, this is Ann.” Customer: “It seems like a lot of trouble to verify education. I’m just going to have applicants bring in their diploma or transcript.” Ann (been down this road): “Mmmmmm hmmmmmm. Ever heard of Adobe? Or cut-and-paste?” Customer: “You are really suspicious.” Ann (wonders why the mail is late. Could…

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Speed can literally kill. Why you need to check driving records.

Ann: “Cutting Edge, this is Ann.” Customer (sounding cheeky): “I get that in July your blogs are all about speed.” Ann (looks at her well-worn track shoes she wears to zip around the office): “Everyone wants their background checks quickly. In today’s market, you can lose a great candidate if your background screening company isn’t…

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