5 Steps to Protect Yourself and Others
Background checks protect your business, your employees, and people served by your business. It has been shown that having a background check policy deters criminals from applying. Here are a few more tips on how to best protect yourself and others while deterring criminals:
- An individual’s criminal history is as important as the sex offender history. Review state laws for pedophiles. There are three levels of pedophiles
- Level 1 – low risk of repeat offense
- Level 2 – moderate risk of repeat offense
- Level 3 – high risk of repeat offense and a threat to public safety
- Most employment background checks are conducted online and the applicant enters their personal information via a Quick App. Verify identity information on the employment application with a government issued photo ID.
- Maintain secure files for two years after a background check. Background Checks that return a “hit-flag,” permanently retain the individual’s information in a separate, secure file.
- Some employers have the applicant pay for the Employment Background Check. The new employee gets reimbursed for the Employment Background Check after the 90 probationary period.
- Annually conduct background checks in order to protect children.