Employment Screening Tips

Everything You Need to Know About California’s ICRAA Screening Standards

If you do background screening on your rental or employment applicants in California, you’re going to need to adopt this policy. Since 2012, the California Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies Act (ICRAA) allows applicants to request and receive a free copy of their consumer report. Do you know this screening requirement that is unique to California?

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Can You Ask Someone Why They Lost Their Job in 2020?

When looking through piles of resumes, searching for the perfect person to fit your team, you have an image in your mind. They are experienced: specifically, someone who has worked in the rental housing industry before. They have a driver’s license, so they can get to all the properties with relative ease. They’re energetic, with

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Helpful Advice for New Property Managers and Operators

When I first entered the apartment industry more than a decade ago, one of my job duties was to facilitate sales and customer service training for new property managers and leasing agents. I inherited a curriculum that exploded with so many scripts and lists and closing techniques that I watched my students’ eyes glaze over

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Hiring Freelancers is the New Bad Economy Hack

Running a business is not easy normally, but with a declining economy, hiring can be extra challenging. If you’re scratching your head over how you’ll get things done on a tight budget (especially in the multifamily housing industry), take a look at hiring freelancers for your short-term projects. Why Hire a Freelancer? While plenty of

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Should You Monitor Employees with Vehicle Trackers?

GPS vehicle trackers can be an effective tool for monitoring the efficiency and productivity of your property-management operations, but there are a few things to consider before you start tracking your employees’ movements. Monitoring company vehicles and staff are completely within an employer’s legal right. Doing so has several advantages that can ultimately help staff

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The Differences in Resident and Employment Screening Reports

In the background screening world, there are sizable differences between employment screening and resident screening – yet both are commonly referred to by job applicants and rental applicants alike as background reports. So, what’s really behind your resident and employment reports? We’ve got all the answers on what makes these two consumer reports so different,

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Employment Laws by State and City: A Guide to “Ban the Box”

Since 1998, employment laws seeking to “ban the box” asking about a job applicant’s criminal history have spread throughout the U.S. With “ban the box” employment regulations affecting private employers across 16 states (plus D.C.), it is unlikely that this criminal record legislative trend will go away anytime soon. If you are a private employer,

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