Research conducted by the Society for Human Resource Management shows that 50 percent of all resumes and applications contain fabrications.

The U.S. Department of Commerce estimates that employee theft causes 33 percent of all business failures.

According to Department of Justice statistics, workplace violence accounts for 18 percent of all violent crimes.

Overall, 66 percent of negligent hiring trial cases result in jury awards averaging $600,000 in damages, and the Workplace Violence Research Institute reports that the average jury award for civil suits on behalf of the injured is $3 million.