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London Calling But Not Doing Background Checks On Its Foreign Workers

Foreign care workers escape background check By Laura Clout Tens of thousands of immigrants are working with vulnerable elderly people and children without undergoing full criminal record checks, it has emerged. Senior police officers have warned the Home Secretary Jacqui Smith of the scale of the problem in a report examining the affect on the […]

Hard Times for Some Make for Good Times for Other Businesses

Starting Up in a Down Economy Nobody loves a recession*. But many successful entrepreneurs say that, in retrospect, they were lucky to have launched their businesses in tough times. From: Inc. Magazine | By: Ryan McCarthy, Nadine Heintz, Bo Burlingham Case Study No. 1: How Method Weathered the Dot-com Bust * A recession is commonly […]

Without Background Checks, Your Business Can Be Vulnerable

Professional Background Screening a Small Price to Pay By BRENT BOWERS The candidate for chief financial officer at a fast-growing computer hardware company was forthright about his own money troubles. He had resigned his previous position to care for his wife, who had been badly injured in a car crash, he told his interviewers, and […]

Lavish Praise on Your Employees, But Be Specific

I thought this was pretty interesting. Don’t Praise Employees…Praise Their Work or Abilities “I don’t get it! If I tell an employee how well he did a certain work task, did I not just praise the employee?” No, what you did was praise the work done by the employee. “What’s the difference?” When you praise […]