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Conducting Pre-Employment Background Screens For A Daycare Business


Pre-employment background screening is necessary if you have plans of starting your own daycare business. There are two important reasons why you should consider doing this. First is to verify that the person applying for a position within your child care center is actually who they claim to be. The second reason is to research any criminal history that may pose an issue to the children and staff of your daycare facility.

Many pre-employment background checks are also used to determine if an individual has used recreational drugs by way of a standard drug test. Pre-employment background screens are essential to any business if you want to avoid legal issues and problems.

When someone applies to your new daycare business, it is imperative to have a pre-employment background screen contract available. This form should educate the potential employee that they are providing you with the permission to conduct an investigation about their background and history.

If the screening includes a drug panel, they must also have an area in which they can have the option to consent to this as well. Many companies choose to make consent necessary for employment consideration. Being that you are opening a child care service center, this is something you should definitely consider. You cannot afford to endanger the safety of the children that you will be responsible for.

When conducting pre-employment background screens, it is imperative that you find a dependable outside company to work with that will provide these services to you at a good rate. Many of these companies offer discounts to new businesses, and businesses that deal with children such as a daycare.

It is important to inquire about any special rates and/or discounts when researching various companies that provide background check services. You should also contact the insurance provider of your daycare center to determine if you can receive discounts on your insurance costs due to the fact that you require pre-employment background screening.

When conducting a pre-employment background screens, it is important to understand that there is certain information that you are not permitted, by law, to use in determining an individual to be worthy of employment for a daycare center. An example would be a disability.

Other examples of items that should not be used in determining employment at your new child care center include previous debts, low credit scores, and medical conditions. However, if any of these items pose a significant danger to the overall health of the daycare establishment, you may use these things as determining factor. An example would be a severely contagious disease.

It could take around two weeks or more before you can get the results of the pre-employment screening you conducted for your employees. Many companies may respond in as little as three days. However, these services will be relatively more expensive. It is important for you to place the returned screening in a file designed to track documents on that particular person in your daycare center to make sure that if anything happens, you have everything organized for your actual benefit.

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