5 Things You Must Check When You Screen an Applicant
If you have taken more than three or four applications, you might have discovered that job applicants and rental applicants are sometimes less than forthcoming. Things get left off; other things get embellished; still other things are forgotten. According to a 2014 Hireright Employment Screening Benchmark Report, 88 percent of survey respondents said that employment screening had exposed a job candidate who lied on a resume.
Usually the omissions and embellishments are easy enough to ferret out.
The US Department of Labor offers the following statistics:
53% of all job applications contain inaccurate information.
49% of the 3,100 hiring managers surveyed had caught a job applicant fabricating some part of his/her resume.
34% of all application forms contain outright lies about experience, education, and ability to perform essential functions on the job.
9% of job applicants falsely claimed they had a college degree, listed false employers, or identified jobs that didn’t exist.
11% of job applicants misrepresented why they left a former employer.
Credit card issuers and other lenders are desperate. Their profits have stagnated. Credit card debt has reached the same level as in 2008, about $1 trillion. That means, asTed Rossman of creditcards.com says, the lending market is saturated. Where to get more business? The lenders came up with an idea and pushed it on […] read more
By Robert L. Cain School’s not for everyone, but hope is. Hope can overtake someone’s memory of school experience as he or she thinks about wanting to get ahead and the education or training it will take to do it. Stuck in a dead end job, the only hope for something better is more […] read more
Years ago I worked with a man in his early 20s who drank nightly, and not just a little. Every morning, when he managed to actually show up to work, he was so hung over that he could barely function. He had continually bloodshot eyes, when you could see them, and he reminded me of […] read more
“Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.”
“As an investor of 22 years, I have found ZipReports to be very beneficial. They have streamlined my tenant selection process tremendously. I would strongly recommend this service to anyone in the property rental business!”
Gail M., Linden Companies
“Exceptional service! As a property manager, it’s important we chose good renters. Your customer service answered all of my questions and had a fast turnaround. Thank you!”
Greg G., Parkside Mgmt.
“We use ZipReports for our Employment Screening. They simplify the process and provide excellent customer service...we hire with confidence!”
Steve W., PinPoint Insurance
Latest from Twitter
Subscribe to our Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter to stay current with compliance and updated changes to FCRA, CFPB and FTC. In addition, we will provide information on new products to help you run a more modern and efficient business.