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Have a No Criminal Record Policy – Screening Potential Employees

by Joe Killinger CEO, theRRD.com Fair employment laws require that you only make hiring decisions based on role-related and business-necessity criteria. Therefore, you should avoid bright line policies, such as refusing to hire anyone with any type of criminal record….

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Take a Lackadaisical Approach – Screening Potential Employees

by Joe Killinger CEO, theRRD.com If someone refers a friend or it is a friend of a friend you can sometimes be tempted to let an individual slide by without a complete background check, or to overlook a certain aspect…

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Have a Written Policy – Screening Potential Employees

by Joe Killinger CEO, theRRD.com All companies should have a written document outlining their screening process. This helps prevent legal issues and allows candidates to clearly understand the company’s requirements. The policy should include how the checks are conducted, what…

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Complete the Proper Background Check to the Job – Screening Potential Employees

by Joe Killinger CEO, theRRD.com You as an employer have an obligation under EEOC guidelines to ensure the type of background check you use matches the risk and responsibilities of the position and that the factors used to judge the…

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Applicant Consent – Screening Potential Employees

by Joe Killinger CEO, theRRD.com The first and most important step in employment screening is to obtain applicant or employee consent. You must make applicants aware that they will be subject to an employment background check, and the candidate/employee must…

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Use a Comprehensive Check – Screening Potential Employees

by Joe Killinger CEO, theRRD.com A background check should be comprehensive and cover all the necessary elements to make an informed decision about hiring. Comprehensive checks should include a criminal history, a reference and credential check, a driving record and…

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Run a Check without Permission – Screening Potential Employees

by Joe Killinger CEO, theRRD.com The first thing you need to know about background checks is that they can’t be done without the candidate’s permission. Employers are required to inform job seekers that they intend to perform a background check…

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The Criminal

Rely Only on a National Criminal Database Search – Screening Potential Employees

by Joe KIllinger CEO, theRRD.com Many employers do not know there are different types of criminal records: county, state and national. Many employers believe a national check is the best. However, the truth is, it is not the most accurate….

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12 Things We Recommend You Do and Not Do When Screening Potential Employees

by Joe Killinger CEO, theRRD.com The employment screening business is something of a moving target as new rules and regulations are surfacing that makes it more important than ever to understand your rights and responsibilities as an employer when it…

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What If the Property Management Industry Recruited Like Silicon Valley Tech Cos?

by Joe Killinger CEO, theRRD.com I recently read an article that said 60% of the real estate services industry will be of retirement age in the next 5 years, so it got me thinking about how we can replace these…

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