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Employers Want Background AND Credit Checks?!

It may come as surprising news to some, but many employers, in addition to using employee background checks, may also want a credit check on you This might not seem like a big deal to some, but for those who do not have the best credit,...

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Finding the Right Tenants

Everyone has heard the stories. Renters trashing flats, stealing from neighbors, selling drugs right out of apartments… it’s not even newsworthy anymore! But for landlords, a single incident like one of these can mean the difference between staying afloat and drowning in bills. So for...

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The Dangers of Pokémon Go

Whether you are a trainer or an annoyed critic, there is no denying the popularity of Pokémon Go (if you have no idea what we are talking about, click here!). The new mobile game banks on nostalgia as it encourages player collaboration and aims to...

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What is an Investigative Consumer Report?

Is your company running employment or personal reference verifications? If so, you are likely running an investigative consumer report. Most employers are familiar with the standard criminal background check. Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) this is called a “consumer report”. It consists of a collection of fact-based information like...

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3 Tips to Help You Be the Bearer of Bad News

Firing an employee. Nobody enjoys it. The whole process is uncomfortable for everyone involved, and you end up second-guessing yourself during the whole ordeal. But sometimes, things just don’t work out, and it falls on you to be the bearer of bad news. And while...

The Flaws of Employee Criminal Record Checks

What actually goes into a background check? When picturing the process, you might imagine a private investigator going over all of the different documents and records you have signed over the years. Maybe he continues investigating by interviewing your friends and family. Whatever his methods,...

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Drugs and Alcohol Becoming More Common at Work?

The past 15 years have seen pitched battles over legalized marijuana and a growing acceptance of recreational drug use. However, with this rise has also come an increase in workplace drug usage. According to a series of studies conducted by Quest Diagnostics, nearly 4% of...

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Lyft and Uber Drunk Driving Scandal

Picture the scene. You are headed home following a fun night with friends and decide to call for an Uber. You make small talk with the driver, but when you look up at the front seat, you can definitely make out a Breathalyzer device. You...

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Medical Marijuana Can Still Land You in Trouble

The legalization of medical marijuana is an issue of national debate with concerned citizens and legislators on both sides. In favor of outright legalization are many states, including Colorado, Oregon, and Washington, who have already passed state laws making it okay to use marijuana in...

How to Tell if Somebody is Lying

You can never prove someone is lying just by looking at non-verbal cues-but they can let you know when something might be off. David DeSteno, a professor of psychology at Northeastern University, conducted a thorough study and found four non-verbal indicators you might want to...