A company’s hiring process does not end simply with an offer to a candidate and acceptance. Create and emphasize a policy defining the consequences of resume and application fraud. Precisely state these consequences and the conditions for termination on your employment application and in your employment guide or handbook.

Get rid of the unscrupulous employees before they do damage. Be consistent in carrying out your policy of dismissing employees immediately following the discovery of fraud. This can later help you in your defense against certain types of negligent hiring claims.

By having a screening process in place and in print you will be protecting yourself and your company against possible legal issues as well as fraud.