Business and the Social Media Advantage

The internet has forever changed many aspects of our lives. People no longer rely upon the classified ads when they seek employment. Now people simply turn to sites like Craig’s List when they need a job, because the search is so much more efficient. You can...

Bad Job References: How to Deal

In today’s society it is rare for an individual to remain with the same company that they originally started with when they graduated high school or college. In fact, moving up the corporate ladder often involves changing companies so that you can get better...

The Honest Way to Give a Job Reference

There will be times that you will receive requests asking for references of former employees. If the referenced employee was a good employee and left on good terms, this will not be a difficult situation for you. However, if the employee was terminated or left on bad...

How to Make Social Media Work for You

Social media is taking more and more prominence in hiring decisions. Why? It seems to be that the twilight of the reference check is here. Too many companies are worried about potential liabilities should they provide more than a start and end-date and even salary....

Validating the Job Reference

How can you judge someone’s character? It is not an easy task but one that employers and other professionals may have to complete as part of their job responsibilities. When an individual applies for employment, the employer will review his qualifications.There...

Employee Screening During Notice Period

Companies that experience a repetitive high turnover rate for new employees need to examine the hiring process and determine what tools they can put into place to make it more effective. From a financial perspective this problem costs the company money in the time...

Why Do a Social Media Background Check

Most companies advise potential employees that criminal background checks will be done prior to hiring. However, there have been a rash of social media incidents involving employees and the question employers are now asking, If we had paid more attention towards...

Before Signing the Agreement

If you have owned rental property for any length of time, then you know how important it is to get the right tenant. However, getting the right tenant is not always easy. There is a way to make the process easier and it is called tenant credit screening. Through the...

Use Screening Tool for Effective Hiring Decisions

Back in the day, getting a job meant going down to the local business and speaking with the owner who probably knew about your family. Individuals were hired based on personal knowledge or taken at face value but unfortunately that is not the case anymore....

The Employer-Employee Social Media Battle

The explosion of social media over the last ten years has caused a serious strain between employers and their employees. Criticisms about the boss or the company that used to take place behind closed doors are now in public social media pages, for all of the world to...