Employment Screening Tips

California Supreme Court Upholds Constitutionality of State Consumer Reporting Statute

After several years of litigation, in Connor v. First Student, Inc. the California Supreme Court decided that the California Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies Act (“ICRAA”) was not unconstitutionally vague as applied to employment background checks. It reached this conclusion notwithstanding its finding that there is some overlap between the ICRAA and the California Consumer Credit

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The Effectiveness of a Multifamily Dress Code

Creating a multifamily dress code policy for each position can be tricky business. With arguments for, and against, employee dress codes, striking a balance between professionalism and productivity is vital. Here are some things to consider when creating your property’s dress code for maintenance technician, leasing consultant, and property manager positions. While the multifamily industry

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Avoiding Discriminatory Practices in your Hiring Process

Unfortunately, discrimination can easily creep into any industry’s hiring practices. Through the use of subjective or incorrect employment data sources, or inconsistent/nonexistent standards, bias becomes unavoidable. By sticking to these basic employment standards, you’ll be able to avoid upholding discriminatory practices within your hiring process and better protect your company from liabilities.

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How to Best Vet Property Managers

In the multifamily industry, it’s extremely important that you choose the right person to fill a new property manager position. The new manager has to not only meet your expectations in the office, but they also have to have the people skills to meet the expectations of your residents. Property managers are at the forefront of every property and, in the eyes of the renter, a relationship with them is a relationship with your community. One bad experience with a manager and your reputation can easily decline. While your company has already established a standard when it comes to the property manager position, make sure that your pre-employment screening has these key standards as well. Without these screening standards, you open yourself up to a lot worse than a loss of reputation – legal liabilities.

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