Think since your organization does not serve children that you are immune to needing criminal background checks (CBC's) ? Think again! Every nonprofit should conduct criminal background checks to ensure the safety of their clients, staff and resources! CBC's go beyond protecting children.
- Seniors are the fastest growing demographic for predators'
- Background checks are not just for predators but also to prevent fraud. According to the Wall Street Journal, 34% of resumes contain lies.
In this session participants will learn:
- Have a signed consent for background check
- Use an application form
- Ask about criminal convictions in application
- Review application carefully for “red flags”
- Match information with a government issued photo ID
- Ask the five key interview questions
- Applicant does not sign application
- Applicant leaves criminal questions blank (the honest criminal syndrome)
- Applicant self-reports offense
- Applicant fails to explain why left past jobs
- Incomplete information
- Applicant fails to list past supervisors or details of past employment
- Excessive cross-outs and changes
- Applicant fails to explain employment gaps
- Our company has a standard policy of conducting background checks on all hires before an offer is made or finalized. You have signed a release form. Do you have any concerns about that?
- We also check for criminal convictions for all finalists. Do you have any concerns about that?
- When we talk to your previous employers, what do you think they will say?
- Will your past employers tell us that there were any issues with tardiness, meeting job requirements, etc.?
- Tell me about any unexplained gaps in your employment history.
- Specifically ask if person has been convicted, or has ANY pending charges
- Leaving out misdemeanors is a BIG mistake
- Criminal conviction does not automatically eliminate from consideration
- Don’t rely on another employer
- This is your applicants chance to be HONEST
Tuesday, August 23 from 2:00 - 3:30 pm