More than 50% of job applicants lie on their resume

The background search firm ADP Screening and Selection Services, in a 2003 study, found that more than 50% of the people on whom it conducted employment and education checks had submitted false information, compared with about 40% in 2002. A 2003 survey of more than 200 companies by Virginia-based Society for Human Resource Management revealed that 80% of them made reference and criminal checks on their employees.