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  • September 2017
    Employers, landlords, hiring managers and others who use background information to make decisions about applicants must comply with a variety of federal laws designed to protect the rights of consumers and aid in the prevention of discrimination. One of those laws, the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), lays out a number of duties for anyone relying on third-party screening firms to provide background information. If you work with a company that provides background checks for information on applicants,...
  • August 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 that applicants omit the truth and how to spot a lie before you offer someone a lease. Why an Applicant Might Lie on a Lease Application Applicants might lie when they have something they want...
  • July 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 run afoul of complex laws at the local, state and federal levels. Background check issues also can...
  • June 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 First, you should understand where the results are coming from that you obtain. The sources queried in a commercial background check could include...
  • June 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 Tenants Busy property managers and landlords might decide their risk of a lawsuit is low, and skip screening prospective tenants. Is it really worth avoiding a few minutes...
  • May 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 Canada. That same year, 25.7 million foreign-born workers were employed in the United States, with 31 percent working in professional and management...
  • May 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 the steps necessary to make sure an applicant is a good fit. Understanding what’s involved in background screenings can help take the stress and guesswork out of selecting the...
  • April 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 universities could lose accreditation if they allow instructors without proper degrees to teach some courses. Whether verifying medical licensing,...
  • March 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 your labor needs, background verification screenings play a critical role in the ongoing success of your organization. Here are the five top reasons that ...
  • February 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 checking is viewed as a mere formality and receives minimal time or attention. After all, the logic goes: Any references supplied by a candidate likely will give...