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August 1, 2017
How To Tell When Lease Applicants Lie Or Hide The Truth When you have an opening for a tenant, you want to find someone who is responsible and trustworthy. However, there is a risk that an applicant could lie on an application, misrepresenting himself or herself in an attempt to gain tenancy. Learn common reasons ...
July 28, 2017
Most hiring managers understand the importance of background checks in protecting businesses from unqualified and unscrupulous employees. However, background checks vary significantly in their quality and ability to cause more harm than good. Getting careless when conducting background checks — either through questionable outside agencies or inexperienced in-house personnel — can cause your business to ...
June 14, 2017
If you perform criminal background checks as part of the screening process for new hires, it’s critical that you understand what you’re looking at. Making a decision not to hire a candidate because of information that was misinterpreted could leave your company open to potential legal liability and claims of employment discrimination. Interpreting the Results ...
June 1, 2017
If a rental applicant thinks you discriminated against him or her, the applicant could sue. To protect yourself from a tenant lawsuit and safeguard your property from problem renters, it’s important to screen all tenants. Learn why and how to screen tenants legally every time you advertise an available apartment. Why You Need to Screen ...
May 24, 2017
Thanks to the digital economy, today’s workforce has gone global. For many organizations, hiring international workers with a wide variety of skills has become critical for business success. In 2015, nearly 1.4 million foreign-born people immigrated to the United States. India stood as the top country of origin, followed by China, Mexico, the Philippines and ...
May 3, 2017
Thorough Screenings — The Time Taken Is Time Well Spent It’s tempting to take people at their word: No one is perfect and minor record blemishes may not adequately convey the motivations and character of an applicant. Property and hiring managers also have numerous responsibilities, and it can be difficult to find time to complete ...
April 3, 2017
License verification is necessary to ensure that job applicants are who they say they are, and that they possess the skills and educational experience necessary to perform the tasks required. If a hospital gives surgical privileges to someone who doesn’t have valid credentials, the medical facility could be exposed to lawsuits and sanctions. Colleges and ...
March 6, 2017
As an executive with a nonprofit organization, you likely have mastered the pursuit of your mission on a tight budget. Nonprofits vary widely in their goals, strategies and sources of funding, but they share one common denominator: a mandate for spending transparency and accountability. Although you may rely on volunteers to meet some portion of ...
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 ...