Background Checking: What You Need to Know

A growing number of nonprofit employers are using background checking as a screening tool. As the prevalence of background checking increases, myths about the subject have proliferated. Is it possible to obtain a background check that reveals whether an applicant has any criminal history anywhere? Can a nonprofit tap into the FBI database to check federal records? Are background checks required or advised for most nonprofit employees? What about volunteers? In addition to myths, great confusion exists about the options for checking criminal and credit histories. Must a nonprofit access government records? How do the services of private providers differ from the records at the state criminal history records repositories and the FBI? Why is the range of fees charged by private providers so vast? Bring your questions about background checking to this information-packed program.

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