By Chris Simmons
- The average person is exposed to approximately 200 lies every day. (Note: this includes white lies, lies of omission, deceptive advertising, and biased media coverage).
- The average person can distinguish the truth from a lie just 54% of the time.
- According to the job-matching firm, TheLadders, 21% of surveyed businesses reported that they’d inadvertently hired dishonest employees. Almost half of these hiring mistakes resulted from lies told by the applicant during their job interview.
- The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners reports that fraud costs the average organization 5% of annual revenues.
- Seventy-eight percent of all resumes contain misleading information according to The Society of Human Resource Managers.