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Hi Todd,

Did you see the recent study about the kid who faked his credentials to get into Harvard?

Unfortunately, this story is becoming an all too common occurrence. In fact, as many as 30% of job seekers exaggerate or outright lie on their resumes.

So what can you do?

This issue of Great Ideas highlights the importance of doing thorough background checks.

Please email me at if you'd like to discuss how Essential Personnel can help you implement background checks into your screening process.


Travis Powell
Essential Personnel
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FEATURE STORY: Tips for thorough--and legal--background checks

According to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 30% of small business failure is caused by employee theft. And the cost of making a bad hire can be two to seven times an employee's salary. To mitigate your risk of hiring objectionable or even dangerous employees, background checks are essential.

In this article, you'll discover five keys to conducting thorough, legal, and effective background checks.
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