Many school districts and organizations have levels of background screening for volunteers. This is often based on if an individual is supervised or unsupervised.
As a staffing firm, it's important to conduct a thorough background check on applicants before placing them with your clients. Not only to help your clients continue to maintain a safe workplace but also to protect your reputation and relationship with our client.
Everyday YMCAs across the country approve employees, members, and volunteers to supervise and lead children. Most use some type of screening, but not all background checks are the same.
As a Human Resources professional, screening applicants is an important part of your hiring process. Most organizations perform criminal background checks on employees as part of their due diligence. But what about investigations beyond criminal history?
Hidden Dangers Not all background checks are created equal and in the case of database only screens, they are dangerous and unreliable. The reality is that even the best "national" database contains records from only about 50% of U.S. Courts.
What is a Background Check? Simply said, it's the compiling of public records associated with someone's criminal or civil history. Knowing this, you could assume all background checks are the same; but they're not.
Schools face an ever growing challenge of making sure their kids are safe these days. While some events are outliers and seemingly unavoidable, there are a number of potential risks/threats that are avoidable if the necessary steps are taken.
Everyday schools across the country approve volunteers to supervise and lead children. Most use some type of screening, but not all background checks are the same! Here are five ways your background screening practices might be endangering kids and how to avoid them: