Employment Background Check
Should I mention in the interview that an acceptable background check is a prerequisite for employment? Absolutely! Most nannies will expect this criterion anyway, but simply mentioning that an extensive background check will be performed can cull away candidates with something to hide. Let all your candidates know that a completed, acceptable background check is a firm prerequisite of employment.
I’m interviewing candidates now but the nanny won’t begin work for a couple of months. When should I order the background check? You should order the background check as soon as an employment offer has been accepted. If you need her to start immediately, you can amend the written formal offer to state that a satisfactory background check is prerequisite for her continued employment.
Do I need to get the nanny to sign a legal release? No, ChildCare Background Research Corporation will contact her directly and arrange for her to sign a release to conduct a background check. She will then have to fax this signed authorization back to us (we provide a toll free fax number for her). In order to be compliant with Federal law, we cannot start the investigation without this signed form. We ask that our client families notify the nanny of the investigation and request her to be cooperative when contacted.
How long will the background check take to complete? An extensive, professional background check contains many different components and each component has its own time frame. For example, it can take 3-4 days for our professional legal researcher to visit a courthouse, examine all pertinent criminal records and send the report back to us. Our goal is to complete a background check within 4-6 business days after we receive the release back from the nanny candidate. Our experience has been that most delays occur when the nanny candidate is slow to return the background authorization.This is the reason we urge all families to order the background check as soon as your candidate has accepted your offer of employment.
My nanny candidate is not from the United States; will your criminal and motor vehicle search check other countries also? No, due to the high costs and variable quality of archived criminal data from other countries, our background check searches records from the United States only.
Why should I spend $109 for a background check and wait for the results when I can order a background check on the Internet for less money and see the results instantly? Most often, a cheap, inferior, instant Internet background check is buying you a single name scan of a database that only covers specific types of criminal records. It is extremely unlikely you are getting a full background check that encompasses all the searches we conduct. In addition, if you check the fine print of the agreements on many of the instant background web sites, you’ll see that you are agreeing NOT to use the information for hiring purposes. Doing so puts you in violation of the Federal Credit Reporting Act.
Our experience in checking hundreds of nannies has taught us that it takes a multi-layered Criminal Check, Bankruptcy, Judgments & Liens Search, Social Security/Address Trace, Education Verification, DMV Driving Report, and an in-person County criminal court search to make up a background check that will give your children the protection they deserve.
ChildCare Background Research Corporation will be happy to explain in detail each individual component of our childcare background check / nanny background check.Employment Background Check, nanny hiring checks and overall childcare background check of candidates to make your nanny-hiring job easier.