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Does Your Ministry Offer Traditional Housing? Here’s Some Background Check Policies You Need to Know About.

Ministries and faith-based organizations have long been committed to helping people recover and rehabilitate from bad choices. Perhaps they were an addict who now struggles to afford rent. Or perhaps they’re an ex-con who’d like to find a job closer to where his children live. Or maybe they’re a US military veteran who has struggled

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Three Key Elements to a Screening Policy

If you don’t already have an employee/volunteer screening policy, you need one. It’s non-negotiable. A thorough screening policy will not only help protect your religious organization and the people within it from psychopaths, it will safeguard your church against any legal action that might be taken should a predator/thief/fraudster/etc. slip through your ranks. But not

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Why Accuracy Matters Most in Background Screening

There are a lot of reasons why companies want to run background checks on employees, volunteers and other staff. workplace safety liability honesty compliance protect confidential information There is an equal of amount of qualities companies look for when sourcing potential screening firms. quick results comprehensive searches paperless solutions cost effective programs accuracy This last

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Improve the Safety of Your Vacation Bible School

Ministries across the country are becoming increasingly concerned with protecting the children they serve. Pennsylvania has really lead the charge because of a new state law overhauling its child protection policies. The new law expands the requirements for, and scope of, background checks for people who work or volunteer with children. The law demands that

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Can An Employer Require Candidates to Pay for Their Own Background Check?

When budgets get tight, employers often have to do a lot of soul-searching to find out where to best spend their dollars. One of the most expensive aspects of running any business, including ministries, vacation bible schools, and other faith-based organizations, is hiring new people. From generating and placing job openings to gathering applications and

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The Top Three Things Customers Desire From a Screening Firm (And Why Protect My Ministry Aces at All of Them)

We live in a fast-paced society. From 24-hour grocery markets to flash online sales, we want things available to us anytime, anywhere, anyhow. That’s tough stuff for businesses. How do you consistently provide a top notch product or best-in-class service when you’re stretched to your limits in terms of production costs, manpower, and the litany

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Do Your Volunteers (and employees) Wonder Why They’re Being Screened? Here’s What to Tell Them.

National Volunteer Week is just around the corner and that means many people will be seeking useful ways to volunteer their time and help their communities. This year, National Volunteer Week runs April 12 – 18. Any group – like a non-profit agency or faith-based organization – who could benefit from a few more helping

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