In the midst of the Coronavirus, the old adage “it takes a village” when raising children, has changed as interaction with each other continues to be limited. Parents needing to return to work are searching for solutions during this childcare crisis. As such, many employers are coming up with creative ways to assist their employees. Ideas like nanny sharing arrangements and tutors at the office, or even hiring a full-time teacher. While these may seem like sound resolutions, they could quickly turn into safety and liability nightmares if they are not handled correctly. So, if you plan on subsidizing any sort of childcare solutions for your workers, it’s important to do your due diligence.
You can accomplish this by consulting with your lawyer about legal considerations and partnering with an established & trusted background check provider. When screening potential caregivers you will want to include not just social security & criminal searches, but National Sex Offender Registry searches as well. Selecting a background check provider that can provide you with an assigned, US-based account manager is ideal. A US-based vendor will understand local and federal laws and will take the time to help educate, make suggestions & explain search results, which will allow you to make more informed decisions. By being prepared & taking a few proactive steps, the “village” model of raising children is capable of making a much-needed comeback! Here are some more thoughts and ideas on creative childcare solutions in the workplace!
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