Blind Spots: 10 Business Myths You Can't Afford to Believe by Alexandra Levit

By Alexandra Levit

"You want-you need-Alexandra Levit as your guide." -Daniel H. red, manhattan occasions bestselling writer of Drive

There's been an immense paradigm shift in enterprise practices and the place of work. Alexandra Levit tells readers what not holds actual for buying forward this day, and debunks company myths which are extra risky and not more workable than ever-given the present weather of moral scrutiny and excessive competition-including it's most sensible to climb the ladder as quick as attainable, and that employers wish you to be yourself.

Levit bargains whatever larger in preference to those myths: functional recommendation on what it particularly takes to achieve this new values-driven surroundings.

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Also, if you expect a large number of applicants, you’d be wise not to accept fees from everyone. Instead, read over the applications first and do a credit check only on those who are genuine contenders (for example, exclude and reject those whose income doesn’t reach your minimum rent-toincome ratio). That way, you won’t waste your time (and prospective tenants’ money) collecting fees from unqualified applicants. Return any credit check fees you don’t use for that purpose. c. Investigative or Background Reports Some credit reporting companies and “tenant screening companies” also gather and sell background reports about a person’s character, general reputation, personal characteristics, or mode of living.

Holding Deposits 3. Conditional Acceptances you may want to make an offer to an applicant but condition that offer on the applicant paying more rent or a higher security deposit (one that’s within any legal limits, of course, as explained in Chapter 4), supplying a cosigner, or agreeing to a different rental term than you originally advertised. If your decision to impose the condition resulted from information you gained from a credit report or a report from a tenant screening service, you have to accompany the offer with an adverse action letter (described in Section 2, above).

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