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  • 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...
  • January 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 about or considering the criminal history of a jobseeker during the early stages of the employment application process. How Do Ban-the...
  • December 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 gone bad may surprise you. Multiple studies have found that 70 percent to 90 percent of mergers fail. Yet if the right opportunity arises — and thorough background...
  • December 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 by state, it should minimally include: General. Name, address and driver’s license number. Type of license...