Do I need backgrounds checks for employees who are not educators?
A: It is important to run background checks for every position you are filling. A background report is a wise investment for every potential employee. They start by confirming the person’s identity, and checking for relevant criminal records. This is especially important for individuals who will be working with and around young people.
A background check can also verify a person’s employment and education history. This information helps you select candidates who are properly qualified and likely to remain in a position long-term if they are offered a job.
Running FCRA compliant background checks helps protect your school. There are numerous federal and state regulations that dictate how an applicant’s history can and cannot be checked, and what information may or may not be used to make hiring decisions.
Partnering with an FCRA credentialed screening company like Backgrounds Online empowers you to find and hire the best candidates, while remaining compliant with relevant laws.