Internships and externships provide temporary work opportunities for individuals completing their studies in a particular field before taking a job in that industry. But, while interns and externs may only work at your company for a short time, typically from three months to one year, they are active representatives of your brand and will be affiliated with your organization during their internship and beyond.
Reliable Background Screening recommends comprehensive internship and externship background check for every potential intern or extern hire, especially if the candidate will be handling sensitive information, company assets, cash, or working directly with children. The intern screening process will not only confirm or deny information listed by an applicant, but it can shed more light to an individual’s overall character and behavior through customized social media screening.
Hiring the right applicants can greatly minimize risk to the workplace, prevent costly consequences, and most importantly, preserve your company’s reputation. Because interns and externs often have access to the same privileges and resources as permanent employees do, screening these temporary team members should be held to the same standard as long-term staff.