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.
As far as New Year’s resolutions go, this one is easy. It’s one that we need no reminders or extra incentives to keep. Even if we do nothing,we enjoy at least a 90 percent chance of success. The resolution: No bad tenants. That’s one resolution every rental owner and manager wants to keep every year. […] read more
Just one more step. But overlooked trip hazards endanger that step. Trip hazards are things you would avoid if you saw them, but you don’t because you aren’t paying close enough attention. Trip on one, fall on your face, and who appeared to be the “best” applicant could prove to be the worst. Everything checks […] read more
CNBC reported on October 2 that 34 million people may be at risk of eviction in October. That’s 33 percent of the 103 million-plus renters in the US. But here’s a figure that is more telling. The National Multi Housing Council (NMHC) reports that 86.8 percent of renters who live in properties managed by professional […] read more
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