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February 6, 2017
You’ve completed a series of interviews with an impressive candidate who seems perfect for the job, and you’re sold. Is it really necessary to check references before extending the offer? Verifying references often is the last step that business owners and hiring managers take before bringing a new employee on board. In many cases, reference ...
January 23, 2017
States and municipalities around the country are adopting so-called “ban-the-box” laws intended to give job applicants with criminal records a fair chance at employment. The laws stipulate that employment applications cannot include a box to check indicating that an applicant has a criminal background. In addition, employers subject to such laws are prohibited from asking ...
December 8, 2016
Buying another company is a heady, exciting endeavor for any business. Yet it’s also an undertaking that could be fraught with consequences. Pick the wrong business to buy — or fail to conduct due diligence — and that would-be happy, synergistic merger quickly may become a painfully mismatched integration. The numbers of acquisitions that have ...
December 1, 2016
Every state issues drivers’ licenses and retains driving records that document status, violations and other information. These records can be requested by insurance companies, employers and potential employers (to verify information and measure employability). The reports can contain extensive information, and it is important to understand its content. Driving Report Basics While report layouts vary ...
November 2, 2016
When you order a background screening report, whether for a tenant, employee or some other purpose, you might have a hard time understanding it. Reading a background screening report is not always straightforward, because these reports are often filled with terminology the reader is not familiar with. If you are trying to understand a background ...
October 3, 2016
International background checks delve into the personal history of someone with a global scope. While many background checks determine whether a person has faced criminal charges or dealt with a conviction in the past, they can also provide a picture of the person’s educational background, experience and credit history. At a time when globalization is ...
September 26, 2016
In 2007, when an appellate court in Illinois held that hospitals could be liable for failing to properly credential physicians, the decision immediately put allied health service organizations on notice. Ruling that negligent credentialing may lead to life-altering events for patients and their families meant every healthcare facility, surgical clinic, laboratory and ancillary service provider ...
June 9, 2016
Are you verifying degrees during your hiring process? Many of your applicants are gambling that you won’t. Inflating educational credentials remains an irresistible prospect to some applicants. Research has found that more than half of people falsify their resumes, and much of the untrue information falls under the category of education. Many employers do conduct ...
November 25, 2015
Why Tenants Lie on Applications, and How Tenant Screening Sniffs out the Truth Everyone sometimes "spins" a story to shed a positive light on themselves, their choices and actions. However, some people go too far and morph the truth into a gross exaggeration or lie. Landlords who fail to catch these misrepresentations are setting themselves ...
October 13, 2015
It’s not reasonable to think that you can or should run a background check on every person you meet in a social setting. Though when it comes to making a hiring decision for your business, you absolutely can — and should. If you are a hiring manager who is responsible for extending employment offers, you ...
September 16, 2015
Hiring new employees is a big, risky investment in your company. Investopedia reports that recruiting costs can be as high as $3,500, and training costs run organizations over $1,000 per employee per year. One study conducted by the Harvard Business School estimated that mid-level employees don’t provide companies with ROI on hiring costs until at ...
August 21, 2015
Whether you’re looking to hire a new company executive or a new personal assistant, finding the right candidate for the job isn’t always easy. After you’ve waded through all the applications and resumes, you still have to interview a range of individuals, and then reach out to references to determine who is best qualified, and ...