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Hiring Staff for Your Pet Sitting Business? Why Background Checks Are a Must. [Video]

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If you hire pet sitters for your team, background checks are a must. See why and how it all works.

When you reach a certain point in your pet sitting business, you may find that bringing on pet sitters to join your team is a logical next move.

With that wonderful decision comes plenty of more wonderful responsibilities – all resting on your shoulders as business owner.

The very last thing you need happening is hiring the wrong person.

Aside from wasting your valuable time that you can’t afford to lose in the first place, hiring the wrong pet sitter for your team can get you in all sorts of legal battles.

This is one small reason it’s vital you do your due diligence at the start by legally performing a background check on all of your applicants.

You’ll sleep soundly at night, and your clients (and potential clients) will love you for it.

Thankfully we have Jason Waggoner on our side.

Jason is the VP over at Acutraq Background Screening, and while he is not new to his industry, he is also not new to our pet sitting industry.

Plenty of pet sitters already work directly with Jason to make it a no-brainer to check the history of applicants on a criminal, federal, traffic violations, and felony level.

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Show Notes

Here are some of the topics we cover:

  • Why is a background check important and why is it necessary?
  • Will I know if the applicant has any DUI or DWI, or other driving infractions?
  • Are background checks state-wide or nationwide?
  • Am I required to get permission from the applicant before running a background check?
  • How Jason and his company become an integral consultant for your team!
  • Does a background check reveal any details of the spouse of a criminal?
  • How a background check can verify details like employment history on a resume.
  • What is the true cost of employee turnover (bringing someone on and having to replace them shortly after).
  • What if a potential applicant uses a false name or an alias?
  • Where exactly do you look for records and obtain info when running a background check on someone?
  • How can I legally deny employment if I see a negative result on the background check?
  • What aspect of credit reporting is part of the background screening process?
  • Can I work with a free background check provider and get the same results?
  • How often should I run a background check for my current employers?
  • Why pet sitters have been some of the best clients Jason has worked with!

How to Get in Touch with Jason Waggoner

Office: 281-713-8637
Direct: 479-409-6785

Download the Background Check Authorization Form

Jason has provided us free of charge his client Background check authorization form.

Download the .doc right here.

Download the PowerPoint Slides

Jason was kind enough to provide us with his PowerPoint slides that he used in the presentation.

Click here to download them in PDF format.

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Josh Cary is a respected and well sought-after speaker and business consultant within the professional pet care industry. Since 2009, having grown his own pet sitting business, Josh provides his industry with the tools, support, and resources to build and maintain a thriving and respected pet business.

With a strong focus on digital marketing, search engine optimization (SEO), and website development, Josh’s one mission is to help you Get Found First through a professional and effective website.

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