5 Questions Organizations Need to Ask Their Volunteer Background Check Provider

Posted Thursday, April 28th, 2016 by Sterling Volunteers Staff

Our clients tend to ask a lot of questions. They want to know how long their volunteer background checks will take. And, of course, how much they will cost. They want to know if the data we collect from their volunteers is safe and secure. These are all great questions and at Sterling Volunteers we are always more than willing to hop on a call to go over them with our clients and potential clients.

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Your Adverse Action Checklist: Getting it Right

Posted Thursday, April 21st, 2016 by Sterling Volunteers Staff

Adverse Action is an important process organizations are required to follow under the Federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) when a position is denied as a result of a background check. Read on to learn about recommended Do’s and Don’ts.

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Case Study: Special Olympics Southern California

Posted Thursday, April 14th, 2016 by Sterling Volunteers Staff

Special Olympics Southern California had been working with a screening provider that abruptly raised the cost of its background checks by more than 700%. It also ended integration capability with the Special Olympics Southern California volunteer database, which required the organization’s Manager of Volunteer Systems to waste hours each week making double database entries to complete screens. The burden on the organization’s budget and its personnel was too much and it began investigating alternatives.

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Volunteer Background Screening: Are You Missing Something?

Posted Thursday, April 7th, 2016 by Sterling Volunteers Staff

It’s shocking to learn that even if you’re running the most robust check you can – screening at the county or state courthouse, performing regular renewal screens and the like – you can still be leaving your organization open to exposure…

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