More than a quarter of workers falsify experience and qualifications
Some 28 per cent of workers are dihonest when it comes to their experience and qualifications, a new survey by VoucherCodesPro.co.uk has revealed.
Out of the top ten things British employees tell fibs about, qualifications and experience rank fifth. Overtime came top, with over half of employees (51 per cent) lying about how many hours they work. Two thirds admit deception because they need the money. Furthermore, 41 per cent of Brits have had a false reason for absence, 31 per cent have claimed more on expenses than they should have and 30 per cent have lied about their mileage, reports freshbusinessthinking.com.
Worryingly, of those that have lied to their bosses, 78 per cent state they have never been caught. When it comes to qualifications and experience, this can be dangerous, as it may mean the person does not have the right skills to carry out their job. This could indicate that some businesses require much better vetting solutions.
In addition, more than a fifth (21 per cent) of workers lie just because they are able to get away with it, and 14 per cent do it out of spite for their employer, reports realbusiness.co.uk.
Nick Swan, founder and CEO of VoucherCodesPro.co.uk, said if workers are in need of something, such as money, there are better ways to go about obtaining it than deceiving their employers.
“I’m quite shocked by the number of employees who have lied to their employers,” he stated. “Not only is it wrong to lie but if you get caught you could face serious consequences and could lose your job.”