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A rule of thumb says that if 5% of a workforce engages in misconduct, it can hurt the company’s ability to attract and retain talent, maintain a positive brand reputation, remain compliant and avoid costly legal fees. Seven of 9 industries studied failed this 5% rule, according to the Fama State of Misconduct in 2022 Benchmarking Report.

“Having built a business on supporting other businesses by helping them hire great people, we know the ultimate cost companies spend navigating workplace misconduct,” said Ben Mones, CEO and founder of Fama. “Our goal in issuing this report is to share our insights on the prevalence of candidate misconduct, along with advice on how to avoid it.”

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