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The Pros and Cons of a Quick Background Check

Posted by Ryan Howard on Wed, Jun 24, 2015  |  Share       

Quick Background Checks

We get it. There are many of us with a "fear of commitment". Even if you've been courting an awesome job candidate or are ready to rent to the perfect tenant, sometimes you only want a quick background check instead of committing to a third party background screening company. This is especially true if you know that your awesome job candidate or tenant could be off the market soon. You want to move swiftly. You also want credible data that you can depend on when making a decision on the right people. Is a quick background check a good idea? Let's dig deeper. 

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Topics: Instant Background Checks, Tenant Screening, criminal background check

Tenant Screening Tips for the Individual Landlord (Credit Checks and more)

Posted by Ryan Howard on Fri, Mar 20, 2015  |  Share       

Independent property owners, including those that are looking to rent out their own home, are right to have concerns. They want to make sure the mortgage can still be paid and on time. They want to know that their beloved home will be left in capable hands with a trusted tenant. Here are a few helpful tenant screening tips for the individual landlord.

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Topics: Tenant Credit Checks, Tenant Screening, Landlords

Medical Debt Reporting Changes on Background Checks

Posted by Ryan Howard on Fri, Mar 13, 2015  |  Share       

Earlier this week, the three major credit bureaus announced that they would be overhauling their credit reporting of medical debt. As a hiring manager or property owner, you may be wondering how this will affect your employee or tenant screening. Let's take a closer look.

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Topics: Employee Background Screening, Tenant Credit Checks, How to read a credit report, Tenant Screening, Employment Background Screening, credit history

Deter Criminals. Do a Background Check.

Posted by Ryan Howard on Thu, Feb 12, 2015  |  Share       

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Background checks are typically used during an employer's hiring process or for property managers screening potential tenants. Generally a criminal screen is included to make sure the applicant or tenant will not be a safety risk to your business, fellow employees or tenants. In some cases, the mere fact that you have a stringent background screening policy will deter criminals. 

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Topics: Employee Background Screening, Tenant Screening, Employment Background Screening, criminal background check

What Background Checks do Property Owners Need

Posted by Ryan Howard on Fri, Dec 19, 2014  |  Share       

The tenant screening process is always a bit of a dicey one. You may think that the tenant you're considering is being truthful and they may well be. But the bottom line is that you are letting someone else live in a property that you own or manage. Therefore it's vital that you go as far as your gut tells you and that you conduct a thorough tenant screening process.

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Topics: Tenant Credit Checks, Tenant Screening

Top 10 Background Screening Blogs of 2014

Posted by Ryan Howard on Fri, Dec 12, 2014  |  Share       

The end of the year is sneaking up on us quickly and before we know it, it'll be 2015. Before we bid farewell to the previous 12 months, we thought we'd do a recap of the most popular background screening posts from this year. In David Letterman style, we'll start at number 10. 

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Topics: Employee Background Screening, Human Resources, Adverse Action Notice, hiring employees, Job Related Background Screening, Tenant Screening, Employment Background Screening, criminal background check

Does a Criminal History mean No Hire?

Posted by Ryan Howard on Wed, Oct 29, 2014  |  Share       

What happens when someone applies for a job and the background check flags a previous arrest or criminal conviction? Should you automatically decline the application or is there more for you to consider? These can be tough questions, particularly when the applicant is otherwise a great fit for the position or the rental unit. Your answer might depend on what the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, also known as EEOC, stipulates as fair hiring practices.

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Topics: Employee Background Screening, hiring employees, Tenant Screening, Employment Background Screening, criminal background check

What Tenants Want and What They Will Pay

Posted by Ryan Howard on Wed, Aug 20, 2014  |  Share       

As a landlord or property manager, you want to make sure you're offering what tenants are looking for and what they will pay extra for. The following infographic covers the most requested apartment amenities. Some of the main point to consider are:

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Topics: Tenant Credit Checks, Tenant Screening

How to Obtain Applicant Consent and Authorization to a Background Check

Posted by Ryan Howard on Wed, Aug 06, 2014  |  Share       

Background checks are becoming more common for not only creditors and landlords but for employers and people looking for roommates or babysitters. A background check can eliminate people who do not meet your set criteria. Perhaps you are an employer who requires your employees to use a company car. Obtaining a driving record is a critical piece in the employment process. By utilizing background checks, you are able to feel more confident that you are bringing a person into a situation that will work for everyone involved.

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Topics: Tenant Credit Checks, Tenant Screening, Employment Background Screening

Getting started with VeriFirst

Posted by Ryan Howard on Tue, Jul 08, 2014  |  Share       

You’ve read a few blogs, clicked through on a few forms, maybe you’ve even downloaded our templates so you can stay compliant with your background checks. Now, you’re curious:

Just what can you expect when you choose VeriFirst as your background screening provider?

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Topics: Employee Background Screening, A Professional Background Screening Company, Tenant Screening, Employment Background Screening

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