Apparently job-seekers lie. HR consultants moan. Why? I think it's because the HR industry is effectively broken. How many HR departments add significant value? How many act as brakes on the firm's innovation capabilities and social capital accumulation? I think the balance is clearly with the latter - and job-seekers lie because HR gives them exactly the right incentives to, because on average, they mostly tick boxes against lists.
If you're an entrepreneur, this would be a nice industry to destroy.