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  • December 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 people with little financial management experience. What are some steps you can take as you rent to college students to choose tenants who meet their financial...
  • December 2017
    Background checks serve as an important step in the application process, providing confirmation of candidates’ credentials and peace of mind for employers. In some cases, comprehensive background checks unearth significant errors — both intentional and unintentional. False information on resumes has become increasingly common, and the repercussions can include hiring unqualified or ill-intentioned workers. Sorting misleading information can prove difficult and time-consuming for employers, but...
  • November 2017
    Making a bad hire can prove costly for your business in wasted resources, damage to your reputation, and lower morale among your team. By conducting a criminal background check for employment as part of your screening process, you reduce the chances of bringing in an employee with a troubling criminal past. All too often, applicants provide false information in their resumes or job applications. In some cases, applicants may attempt to hide information about a criminal record. Failing to conduct a...
  • November 2017
    Replacing an employee can involve a variety of predictable costs, including recruiting and advertising an open position, travel for interviews, signing bonuses, relocation and training. In addition, high turnover rates can impact your business in unexpected ways, through reduced morale, lost knowledge and lowered productivity. In many cases, smart hiring decisions can help reduce turnover and its related costs — both obvious and hidden. By implementing a strategic process for pre-screening employment...
  • 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...