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Schrole Verify background checks international job applicants

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So they looked right, the CV was excellent and the references immaculate, but there was something, just a suspicion, that all was not well with the new international job applicant.

There’s two alternatives, put them on and see what happens or dig a little further using a tool like Schrole Verify, a new product that enables international schools and teachers to easily conduct employee background checks.

Schrole has signed a binding term sheet with First Advantage, a leading global provider of background screening solutions, who will conduct all background checks for Schrole Verify. Fees will be charged for each background check undertaken.

The need to conduct background checking of international school employees is a critical issue facing international schools. The International Task Force on Child Protection (ITFCP) was formed in 2014 to address the problems around child protection in international schools. Their recommendations include a series of screening and assessment practices for international school recruitment. These require schools to comprehensively check the credentials, criminal records, internet history, and to conduct a review of sex offender registries for all candidates who are recruited into schools.

Schrole Verify will provide a comprehensive solution to these recommendations. The website will provide an easily accessible system to undertake all the checks recommended by the ITFCP. The solution will be offered to schools and teaching candidates, and fees will be charged for each check ordered. Schrole Verify will link seamlessly into Schrole Connect, so existing Connect client schools will be able to order checks from within the system.

Schrole has signed a binding term sheet with First Advantage, a leading global provider of background screening solutions headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. Under the proposed agreement, First Advantage will undertake all background screening checks for the Schrole Verify product. The Schrole Verify background screening package is being developed in partnership with First Advantage and addresses the unique requirements of the International School and education sectors.

Schrole Managing Director Rob Graham said: “Child protection is one of the most critical issues facing international schools. Schools have been asked to implement background checking as part of their recruiting process, and to date there has been no simple way to undertake the required checks. Schrole Verify will make it easy for schools and candidates to order these checks. First Advantage has a global presence and a highly scalable technological solution and can conduct these checks efficiently and effectively. We are excited to be the first company in international schools offering such a total global solution to this critical issue.”

Stated Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Asia Pacific at First Advantage, Erik Schmit: “We are delighted to partner with Schrole Group to provide an essential service to the educational sector to help them meet their child protection requirements. We strive to deliver innovative solutions and insights that help our clients manage risk and hire the best talent, and this is emblematic of that approach.” 

 


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