Expense fraud might not be the first thing that comes up when you think of potential risks to your business, but the fact is that employees defraud employers of millions of dollars every year, simply by fudging their expenses. The individual amounts may not be large, but they add up quickly, and if you’re not…

No matter how impressed you are with someone, it’s vital to ensure they are who they say they are. It’s common to run background checks on people these days, whether you’re hiring, considering a new business relationship, looking to invest or for a host of other reasons. We Google people’s names, look them up on…

Sometimes, it seems our whole lives have moved out of the real world and onto the internet. Whether it’s shopping, research, dating or storage, digital has taken over modern society. It’s no wonder, therefore, that so many companies are taking large parts of their recruitment activities online. If you’re considering making the shift, or you…

It’s a sad fact of modern life: no matter how safe we’d like to think our countries, cities and companies are, the threat of terrorism is a real one, and no one is immune. There are several ways that terrorism could potentially put you and your business at risk, so we’re going to look at…

It’s a common conundrum for managers and business owners: you know you need to screen potential employees, but you’re concerned about privacy laws. The last thing you want to do is be accused of breaching them, or worse: discrimination. It is a tough situation, but there are ways that you can find out what you…

Tenant background screening is probably one of the biggest headaches landlords face when looking for new renters, but it’s also one of the most important. The hassle and time it takes up front to conduct due diligence tenant checks can save you ten times the trouble down the line, so while you might want to…

We’d all like to believe that we can take people at face value, and that the candidates who apply for positions we advertise are as honorable as they come across in the interview. However, as many high profile cases of resume fraud have proven, it’s not always that simple. In fact, for every high profile…

Most people think that once you outgrow your school uniform, you also outgrow bullying and being bullied. You might be surprised to learn, however, that up to one third of Australian employees believe that they have been bullied at some point, and if their employers had done their due diligence they could have managed the…

Employee background screening is a fact of modern life. Whether we like it or not, identity theft, employee mobility and many other modern issues are making it virtually impossible to hire anyone without conducting a thorough background check. However, while these checks are designed to help you weed out potential problems, if they are not…

We really do hear a lot more about “isms” in our modern society. Every day, there’s another story about racism or sexism in the news. That’s a good sign really, because it shows that our society is becoming more equal, and that we’re all doing a better job of including everyone. One ism that we…

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