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  • August 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 who is the right fit for the job. If you’re tempted to skip calling references altogether, don’t make that mistake. The best way to find out if a candidate is being honest about...
  • August 2015
    Running a background check on potential employees offers the chance to identify the best professionals in your industry. Unfortunately, it is possible to make mistakes when you run a background check on an individual. By learning about the most common mistakes before starting the process, you can avoid any unnecessary errors and ensure that the employee suits your specific needs. Inappropriate Timing Inappropriate timing for the background check is an error that harms your ability to find the best...
  • July 2015
    Dr. Gregory House, the protagonist of “House M.D.,” was fond of saying, “Everybody lies.” To the extent this is true, it poses serious problems for property owners attempting to screen potential tenants. Here are eight questions you must ask, along with tips for how to ask them, to help you determine which prospective tenants are the best choices for your property: 1.  Can we discuss your employment record? If the prospective tenant says no, you can eliminate him/her from the running and save a great...
  • July 2015
    Ask leadership experts about the traits shared by successful CEOs and you’ll likely get a roundup of the usual answers:  Honesty Authenticity Positive thinking Credibility Confidence Visionary No argument here. Effective CEOs must demonstrate these qualities in order to inspire others and create a viable roadmap for the growth of the business.  However, the best leaders possess a host of other unique traits that set them apart from their less-effective counterparts. Here are some unexpected...
  • June 2015
    Whether your business is health care or education, drug screening can play an important part of a comprehensive background check program — and it’s especially important in fields like medical, human resources, safety and security. In fact, when you want to improve workforce quality and safety, reduce workers’ compensation and health care costs, increase productivity and more at your business, drug screening can often be a huge asset. With that in mind, does your company already utilize drug screening in...
  • May 2015
    Verifying the information on a potential employee's application or resume helps prevent or limit the risk of making a bad hire. By talking to an individual's personal and professional references, you have the opportunity to gather more information about the person and his/her work ethic. While you discuss the candidate with the provided references, clarify specific claims with carefully chosen questions that help you assess the information and verify the individual's ability to handle the tasks ahead....
  • April 2015
    Employers check out countless job applications every year, so how can you make yours stand out from the crowd? After all, your whole career is riding on this, so it wouldn’t hurt to pad your resume just a little, or to tell a little white lie, right? Wrong. There can be serious consequences for falsifying information on your resume. An interviewer can — and will — verify the information you provide, whether it’s where you attended college, or how long you worked at your last job. If you’re afraid that a...
  • March 2015
    Are you considering someone for promotion or have you advertised an open position at your company, interviewed a dozen candidates, and decided which person you want to hire? If so, it may be time to complete a background check. It can be very difficult to feel comfortable with a hiring or promotion/retention decision without completing a thorough background check. Making a smart hiring decision is impossible without having all of the critical information you need. A background check provides you with...