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Warning Signs of a Potential Problem Tenant : A Potential Renter Had Multiple Addresses

If you are a landlord or real estate agent, you know that checking a potential tenant’s bank, credit, background, landlord references, and employment information can help you determine whether that person would be a good rental prospect. If the potential…

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What if Property Management Recruited Like Silicon Beach Companies

theRRD CEO, Joe Killinger, talks about job recruitment in the property management industry. With many people in the industry reaching retirement age, it is time to think about recruiting, particularly focusing on the young generation. Joe discusses some items to…

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Employee Handbook: Vital to Your Company’s Success

theRRD CEO, Joe Killinger & legal analyst, Carla, talk about the employee handbook and how important it is in the workplace.

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Check Out Social Media without Understanding the Risks

by Joe Killinger CEO, theRRD.com Many human resource professionals rely on sites like Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter to find and recruit promising potential hires. According to a survey conducted by the Society for Human Resource Management, 77 percent of companies…

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Perform Individualized Assessments – Screening Potential Employees

 by Joe Killinger CEO, theRRD.com If you get results that are unsettling to you should consider performing a personal assessment. Inform the candidate of the results and inquire further about the results. Once you have gained more insight to the…

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Comply with State Laws – Screening Potential Employees

by Joe Killinger CEO, theRRD.com Federal law requires compliance when obtaining background checks. Failure to get the applicant’s authorization or following the proper disclosures can result in legal consequences including lawsuits against you in both state and federal court. Every state…

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The Adverse Action – Screening Potential Employees

by Joe Killinger CEO, theRRD.com “Adverse Action” is defined as, a denial of employment or any other decision for employment purposes based in whole or in part on a consumer report that adversely affects any current or prospective employee. FCRA…

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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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