Cheating Part 3: Cheating Hurts Present and Future Employers
By Harold Green on Nov 14, 2008
When an employer hires someone to perform a job role they look at several critical factors such as employment history, communication skills, experience, training, certification. Some of these are easily verifiable (communication skills), while others are more ambiguous (level of experience). When someone cheats or lies about any of these (such as certification or experience) and still gets the job or promotion, they harm their employer and peers by consistently under-performing in their job. Someone else has to be assigned to pick up the slack, and then they eventually fire and replace the under-performing person.
I’m sure that many of you have seen this happen first-hand. You may have even seen someone cause damage to critical systems or put a project over budget. It just doesn’t make sense to me that people would put themselves and their companies at risk like this.
Do you have experience with an under-performer who you suspect may have cheated? Who picked up the slack? What did you do?
Director, Oracle Certification
- On The Web: Cheating Part 1: Who Benefits from Cheating?
- On The Web: Cheating Part 2: Cheating Hurts The Cheater
- On The Web: Oracle Fraudulent Activity Policy
- On The Web: Oracle Certification Candidate Agreement
- Email: Oracle Certification Program Fraud Email Alias
[UPDATE January 8, 2009: survey period ended, URL removed]