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Many problems can be prevented by conducting a thorough background check. Criminal records are the first thing to look at, including both felony and misdemeanor convictions.
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Also you should review the person’s driving history—do they have a suspended or revoked driver’s license? Do they have drug or alcohol abuse problems showing up on their criminal record or driving history? Have they ever been convicted of any violence-related offenses, evasion of police, road rage, or reckless driving—obviously these would be a red flag issues for a Caregiver who will look after your loved-ones.
Check prior employers for the person’s work history and pay attention to whether or not the employer would rehire them. Always ask for references and spend the time checking these, see below.
Remember that background checks only review a “snapshot” of information available in the public records. To be more thorough we highly recommend conducting reference interviews with at least 6 people that know the Contractor. These references should be people that know the person well and should not include friends or family members.
We recommend that you conduct these reference interviews in person, however we can conduct them for you if you choose.
Check the applicant’s degree to be sure they have graduated from the university or college that they are claiming.
If the position requires a professional license this can also be verified.