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June 12, 2019
Chances are strong a property manager or landlord has had at least one troublesome tenant. You might have even had your own experience with a tenant who always paid rent late or who damaged your property investment. Landlords are increasingly seeking the best tenant screening services to make sure they know who is moving into their rental ...
May 3, 2019
By mastering the implementation phases and best practices for background checks, hiring managers gain the tools to build a solid candidate screening foundation. Hiring someone with a hidden criminal past may result in higher turnover, damage to the organization’s reputation, or liability for theft or other negative misdeeds or behaviors. It is vital that hiring teams ...
September 27, 2018
With summer in full swing, many companies have begun their annual campaigns to hire seasonal workers for the holidays. Whether you operate a traditional brick-and-mortar enterprise or concentrate on online sales, hiring seasonal employees likely plays a significant role in your yearly revenue plan. In many businesses, previous seasonal employees return over the course of ...
September 17, 2018
A federal criminal background check provides information about certain types of criminal cases prosecuted at the federal level — including robbery, fraud, embezzlement, tax evasion and white-collar offenses. Employers, hiring managers, landlords and others use federal background checks for in-depth vetting of prospective executives, workers and tenants. Federal crimes are prosecuted through U.S. district courts, ...
September 4, 2018
Employers use drug screening as part of their hiring processes to help ensure quality control, reduce the risks of workplace accidents and absenteeism, increase productivity and comply with regulations. With several drug testing methods available, employers must choose those that best fit their needs. In some cases, turnaround times or costs may be the most ...
July 26, 2018
Pre-employment background screenings play an important role in smart hiring practices, helping shield your organization from potential consequences including financial losses and damage to your professional reputation. If you’re considering incorporating comprehensive background screenings into your hiring process, you may experience challenges understanding some background check terminology. A professional background screening firm such as Global ...
May 22, 2018
For many employers, background screenings play a significant role in the hiring process, and a criminal history record check provides key information. Learning that a candidate has a criminal record, however, is not always the end of the story. Employers often decide to move forward with candidates who have criminal convictions. To hire the best ...
April 18, 2018
The modern workplace requires employees with advanced skills and proper training, yet falsifying educational backgrounds has emerged as a common form of resume fraud. As the job market has become increasingly competitive, some applicants feel the need to exaggerate — or completely fabricate — their educational credentials. Such false information can lead employers to make ...
March 15, 2018
Poor hiring decisions can have serious consequences, including financial losses and decreased employee morale. By fine-tuning your procedures for recruiting, interviewing and onboarding new team members, you help keep your company strong and competitive. To improve your overall process, consider these seven common hiring mistakes – and how to avoid them. 1. Failing to Do ...
March 13, 2018
Purchasing a home is a major life event that often follows years of saving and sacrificing. If you're in the market for a new home – or you're selling a home you own – you understand the complexities of loans, negotiations, inspections and closing the deal. One of the most important individuals in the home ...
January 24, 2018
Across numerous industries, workforce globalization has heralded new opportunities to bring in talented team members. For companies hiring international workers, comprehensive background checks protect against costly personnel errors. If you are interviewing candidates who were born, received their education or have worked in a country other than the United States, you may encounter challenges as ...
December 14, 2017
Purchasing rental property in a college town can be a lucrative investment. Landlords near colleges and universities benefit from high demand, stable rental markets, and an ample pool of would-be tenants. However, renting to students can also have downsides — such as high turnover, poor treatment of the property, and late rent payments by young ...