Archive for the ‘Background Check’ Category

Getting with the VECHS Program

September 29th, 2014 by Dodie

What is the VECHS program? VECHS stands for Volunteer & Employee Criminal History Service, which is under the authority of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (DLE). It was organized in 1999 with the goal of giving organizations a way of screening job applicants whose criminal records may make them unsuitable for working with or […]

Screening Volunteers on Need-to-Know Basis

September 27th, 2014 by Dodie

Volunteers are the key to success of many organizations. Effective volunteer screening reduces risk to your organization and the people it serves. If your organization is setting up or reviewing an existing screening policy, you may be wondering if the information you obtain is accurate, too invasive, or compliant with privacy laws. Not because an […]

Screening Our NGO Volunteers

September 25th, 2014 by Dodie

Helping for a good cause is always a good thing, especially if it is a non-profit one that’s for the betterment of a community. When people with positive intentions get together to support a worthy advocacy, only good things can come out of it, correct? Well, a person with a criminal past and is associated […]

Negotiating the Job or Rental Reference

September 16th, 2014 by Dodie

References are a critical requirement for anyone trying to get hired or become a new tenant in an apartment or property for rent. It’s one of two components always asked for so an employer or property owner can do some level of a background check before committing to a new person. However, not every reference […]

Choosing Your References Wisely

August 21st, 2014 by Dodie

References. Yes, we all know they play a role when it comes to getting a job or into an apartment/house. But do you truly realize the vitally important role that they play? When you realistically look at how important a reference is, you may choose whom you put down a little better. It’s safe to […]