Tag: references

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5 Tips for Better Background Screening

Choosing a new service provider for your business requires decision-makers to take a variety of factors into account. When looking for a new background screening provider, for example, companies consider the cost, the provider’s history of compliance, its accuracy rates, and its turnaround times.

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How to Spot Résumé Exaggeration and Lies

No one wants to feel fooled. No one wants to feel as though he or she was taken advantage of. If candidates make it through the recruitment process with false pretenses, it can feel like you’ve been duped. Worse, if they’ve misrepresented themselves, it could even mean they’re not actually qualified to do the job—and […]

What is Résumé Fraud?

Résumé fraud occurs anytime someone intentionally provides false information on his or her résumé, presumably with the hopes it will make him or her more likely to be considered for a job. This often also encompasses application fraud—which is the same idea, but it occurs anywhere in the application process.

The importance of respecting confidentiality clauses in termination agreements

by Alexandra Meunier In Canadian labor relations, parties commonly enter into termination agreements in order to settle grievances and avoid any future litigation. Such agreements may contain confidentiality clauses. However, what happens when a party does not strictly respect the content of a confidentiality clause? This is the question that was submitted to the arbitrator […]

In Search of (Divine) Comedy

Last week’s post lamented the August heat (call it an inferno) many parts of the country are enduring, while looking ahead wistfully to the promised land (call it a paradise) of a new season for The Office.  In the midst of this entertainment limbo, I took the suggestion of a fellow blogger and sought inspirational […]

The Play’s the Thing

Litigation Value: A jug of wine, and thou. Unless the bottle nicked by Michael Scott (and shared with some of his coworkers) contained a vintage beyond the norm for community theater events, we could limit our legal discussion to petty theft. But how instructive — or fun — would that be? With the most recent […]

45 Effective Ways for Hiring Smart

Employment law attorney Michael Maslanka reviews the book 45 Effective Ways for Hiring Smart by Pierre Mornell. Review  contains tips for hiring the best employee, from interview questions to checking references. Recently, I ran across an excellent book, 45 EFFECTIVE WAYS FOR HIRING SMART: How to Predict Winners and Losers in the Incredibly Expensive People-Reading […]

Should Canadian Employers Give Employment References?

By Tina Giesbrecht and Lana Jackson McCarthy Tetrault Employers often ask whether they should give employment references to employees and former employees. This decision can be a difficult one with possible negative consequences for either course of action. Whatever decision is made, it’s important to consistently apply one policy regarding reference letters. Q. What are […]