When it comes to running an educational institution, nothing is more important than doing everything possible to making sure that students are kept safe from those who might mean them harm. While it is virtually impossible to make sure that every student is kept out of harm’s way, there are a number of things that can be done to greatly reduce the risk of the wrong individual being hired by the institution.
Community colleges, universities and technical schools face an entirely different challenge; job applicants falsifying educational credentials. Also, persons applying for graduate school positions (law, medical, dental, business, etc.) may be required to have additional professional licenses.
It has become a practice among budget-minded school districts to hire individuals from other districts, assuming that background checks have already been conducted. While this cost-cutting measure might seem reasonable, it should be noted that relying upon another district to conduct the necessary background investigation is risky and far from thorough.
The best way to ensure that the right individual is being chosen is by conducting a background investigation that includes, but is not limited to:
- Criminal background
- Sex offender status
- Civil court records
- Medical history
- Financial status
- Bankruptcy proceedings
- Military background
- Education verification
- Social security report
Of course, there is still the possibility that someone who has misrepresented themselves can still get hired, however, by conducting an independent background search, the likelihood of those problems arising will be greatly reduced.
The types of educational institutions that need to have secure background searches in place for their applicants include:
- Middle schools
- Junior and senior high schools
- Private schools
- Community colleges
- Junior colleges
- Technical colleges
- Adult education facilities
- Vocational training schools
- Creative Arts academies
There is too much at stake for an educational institution, whether a primary school or a university, not to use the services of a professional background check provider when hiring a potential job applicant.
We are your background screening solution! Contact us today!