Employment Background Screening
Volunteer organizations are doing background checks on potential staff and employees these days more than ever before. Why? Here are just a few of the reasons:
Studies show that 30-40% of all job applicants put false information on their resumes or applications, and “exaggerate” their qualifications during interviews.
Lawsuits for “negligent hiring” are on the rise. If an employee’s actions hurt someone, the employer may be liable. So when considering an applicant, it’s in the organization’s best financial self-interest to find out if that person has done anything in the past which might indicate future problems.
Child abuse and abductions have resulted in the need to require criminal background checks for anyone who works with children and youth.
Type of Background Checks:
The types of background checks youth serving organizations do often depends on the position, but they typically include the following:
Under federal law, the employer must obtain the applicant’s written authorization before the background check is conducted.
Learn more about how to add authorization as part of your volunteer screening program.
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