Employee background checks are useful to HR departments and business owners, because it helps them to be sure they know who they are hiring. Candidates often dread them, because they are invasive and may dredge up old mistakes that could hurt their future careers. There are rules about when background checks can be conducted and…

In many cases, if a criminal record has been expunged, you will never know that it existed at all. While the rules vary from state to state, unless you are hiring for a government position, a position as a teacher or in a corrections facility, and unless the candidate tells you about their expungement, you…

It has become fairly routine for employers throughout the US to run an employee credit check on a prospective new hire, and it’s almost an expected part of the process. If you’re doing these checks without good reason or without complying with federal law, however, or you’re handling the process or the information incorrectly, you…

So you heard that employee screening is necessary, and you thought you’d do background checks on potential hires by pulling their credit report and looking at their financial history. You probably think it’s a harmless way to get peace of mind. If you do, you’re wrong. In fact, according to The Consumer Credit Reporting Reform…

An employee background check is more important today than ever before, when you’re recruiting talented workers. In fact, one could argue that they are an essential part of the hiring process. While we’d all like to take candidates at face value and give them the benefit of the doubt like we did in the good…

No one could possibly have imagined, a few decades ago, that bathroom battles would be getting so much press coverage in 2016. Sure, Ally McBeal may have introduced the somewhat scandalous concept of the unisex bathroom in cutting edge companies, but while that was all about being trendy, today’s issues relate to human rights rather…

Landlords are busy people. We understand that when you receive a negative reference for a tenant, the automatic reaction is to quickly cross them off your list and move on. However, while we are certainly in favor of your using the information you receive from a background check, here are also a few words of…

It’s every landlord’s deepest, darkest fear. Discovering that instead of a lovely family with a dog, their new tenant is the leader of a biker gang with a basement moonshine business! There’s no doubt that you want to get those types of delinquent tenants out as quickly as possible, but it may not be as…

It’s perfectly understandable that employers want to get as much information about potential new hires before making an offer. You want to limit your short list, cut back on the need for a pre-employment check for each one, and minimize the number of employee reference checks you need to conduct. After all, there are all…

How a tenant background check helps you ensure you know who’s living in your building.  You might imagine that fake names and forged documents are a thing of the past. That our advanced technology and identification methods make it harder for people to assume fake names than it once was, and that this rarely happens…

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