Based out of Seattle, Washington, Doud’s new organization – Candidate Verification – provides political candidates with free background checks in order to refute personal attacks and increase openness and trustworthiness. Candidate Verification uses the same tools and checks as any other business would use when hiring a new employee.
Accu-Screen, Inc., ADP, and The Society of Human Resource Managers released a study revealing that “78% of resumes are misleading, 53% of resumes and job applications contain falsifications, 33% of resumes have inaccurate job descriptions and 21% of resumes state fraudulent degrees on their resume.”
There are a surprising amount of cases involving a candidate who promises to be have certain credentials when, in fact, he or she is involved in fraud, or may have even be involved in criminal activity.
“The only job you can apply for without going through a background check is running for office,” says Doud.