People often do a few exaggerations and whatnot in order to get employment in a good company. In order to make the resume weighty and impressive to employers, it is a pretty common practice to add almost everything that one has done, making it all seem to be as if it was something groundbreaking.
As long as it is not something outright a lie or criminally illegal, making one’s resume look more impressive than it might be is something that new recruits often do. However, there are cases when this goes a little beyond just light exaggerations and can be almost a scam to the company.
Something that some Accenture India employees learned when they were fired for trying to scam the company with fake experience letters.
What Has Accenture India Done?
Accenture India, an IT services company has reportedly fired many employees from its India unit after finding out about a supposed scam where employees got a job at the company by submitting fake experience letters and other documents.
As of now, the exact number is not known, however, conversations on Twitter and social media believe that it could be within ‘thousands’ of employees that have been fired.
Accenture India in a statement to The Hindu said that “We have discovered an effort to use documentation and experience letters from fraudulent companies to obtain offers of employment from Accenture in India… We have exited people who we confirmed took advantage of this scheme. We have taken action to ensure that there will be no impact on our ability to serve our clients.”
Accenture has further emphasised that they have “zero tolerance for any non-adherence” by employees to their strict business ethics code. The company also added that “We are continuing to hire and honour current job offers for suitable people.”
As of right now, the Human Resources department is said to be reviewing various documents and experience letters of the employees that were specifically employed during the COVID-19 pandemic time.
The company is also warning people of fraudulent agencies that are asking for payment from people in order to get jobs at the company.
Accenture has cleared up that “Please note that we have not authorized any agency, company or individual to collect money or request any monetary arrangement in order to receive a job at Accenture. At Accenture, our hiring is based purely on merit—we do not charge a fee at any stage of our recruitment process.”
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