A Bit About Our Web Entry System
The True Hire web entry system is a relatively simple one. But it is also diverse and comprehensive- and that can make things complicated on occasion. While we are always willing to answer any questions you might have, we would also like to make you aware of a couple of things that we have identified as "common errors" our customers encounter:
- Pop-up Blockers - This handy feature is great for preventing advertisements from getting thrown up in front of you, but they can also prevent some of our content from getting to you. In many cases, you will need to turn it off while you're using our website. (You won't have any "bad" pop-ups from us, but we recommend you turn your blocker back on when you're done)
- Passwords - All passwords on our site are case-sensitive, so it is important that you remember exactly what your password is, uppercase, lowercase and all. And, while I'm on the subject, here is a link to Google's tips for making good passwords.
- User Names - User names are also case sensitive, so its important to type it in the same way you did when you signed up.
*If you ever forget your user name or password, you can always call us instead of going through the reset process.
To help you through our web system, we've put together a straight-forward guide that will walk you through, step by step. You can find it here.
Bad Hires can Come from...Bad Degrees?
According to a study from CareerBuilder, 66 percent of U.S. employers reported they made a bad hire in the last year.
Of those, 27 percent said the mistake cost them more than $50,000.
Recently to the public spotlight comes the case of the FTC v. "Diploma Mills". In it, two defendants, Jefferson High School Online and Enterprise High School Online, were found guilty of defrauding people into believing the services they provided would reward their customers with fully legitimate high school credentials which they could use to enroll in college or on employment applications. Needless to say, they could not deliver this service- not legally, anyway. And it cost them $11.1 million in the end.
Being able to pay $200 to take a test and have high school behind you sounds like a clear and simple way to accomplish that goal, but when these false diplomas come up against the scrutiny of a licensed and experience background checking agency, they are pretty easily identified, and it makes going that route to legitimacy not so great.
Alexander Wolfram and Maria Garcia (the masterminds behind these particular diploma mills) lost a lot more than they gained in the end- but they aren't the only ones out there. It is ever more important for businesses to take the time to properly research their candidates, because they may not be who they say they are. No company wants to be the one that falls into the statistic above for something as easily avoided as a fake diploma.