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  • June 2016
    Are you verifying degrees during your hiring process? Many of your applicants are gambling that you won’t. Inflating educational credentials remains an irresistible prospect to some applicants. Research has found that more than half of people falsify their resumes, and much of the untrue information falls under the category of education. Many employers do conduct an education background check — typically through a third-party screening firm. Value of Degrees Encourages Dishonesty As the job market has...
  • November 2015
    Why Tenants Lie on Applications, and How Tenant Screening Sniffs out the Truth   Everyone sometimes "spins" a story to shed a positive light on themselves, their choices and actions. However, some people go too far and morph the truth into a gross exaggeration or lie. Landlords who fail to catch these misrepresentations are setting themselves up for bad tenants and big headaches. Normally, potential tenants stretch or fabricate information because of a past issue they think hinders their ability to rent...
  • October 2015
    It's not reasonable to think that you can or should run a background check on every person you meet in a social setting. Though when it comes to making a hiring decision for your business, you absolutely can — and should.  If you are a hiring manager who is responsible for extending employment offers, you want to make the best possible choice every single time. A mistake in the hiring process can have negative consequences. When you choose to complete a background screening before hiring a prospective...
  • September 2015
    Hiring new employees is a big, risky investment in your company. Investopedia reports that recruiting costs can be as high as $3,500, and training costs run organizations over $1,000 per employee per year. One study conducted by the Harvard Business School estimated that mid-level employees don't provide companies with ROI on hiring costs until at least the six-month mark, making it critical for companies to hire the right people the first time. One way to ensure you hit the mark in hiring decisions is...
  • 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....