The 7 Most Important Employment Background Screening Services, Part 1

Since 1988, VerifyProtect has been a leading provider of employment screening services that help companies, both small and large, hire great talent. But what exactly are the different pre-employment screenings offered, why are they important, and which ones apply to your business or organization? To answer these questions and get you started on the right path, here is part one of a two-part series, with a brief overview of each service (in alphabetical order).

Civil Records Search

Our civil records search includes a thorough and comprehensive screening of a job applicant’s civil records, including county lower courts (typically small claims), county upper courts (larger civil court filings), and county combined courts (both upper and lower filings), as well as a single US District Court within a federal judicial district. There are a number of discoveries that a civil background check may reveal about a job applicant, such as past bankruptcies, bank liens, and other civil cases brought forth against an applicant, including those by previous employers.

Credit & Social Search

Our Employment Credit Report shows a complete credit history, including aliases, addresses, collections, civil judgments, bankruptcy filings, tax liens and other information that can provide insight into how financially responsible a potential new hire has been. This is especially important for employers looking to fill management positions and roles that require handling company funds. Additionally, our Social Search validates an applicant’s social security number, as well as any names/aliases and addresses associated with it, to help detect important and potentially fraudulent information that might not be disclosed on an application.

Criminal Background

Criminal background checks for new hires can help to ensure a safe and comfortable work environment for all employees. At the county level, we do a real-time search for felonies and misdemeanors for the particular county given, going back a minimum of seven years. Our statewide search will also reveal felonies and misdemeanors at the state level, depending on the state where your business resides, and may even include reports of outstanding warrants and cases from other states.

Additionally, we offer an instant search of over 300 million criminal records from hundreds of sources in all 50 states (as well as some international records) through the Multi-State Criminal Database. This valuable search also includes sex offender registries.

A search for crimes prosecuted at the Federal level is also important and can include cases of embezzlement, fraud, drug trafficking and other serious offenses that may not show up in a county or even statewide search. Federal screening typically covers all 84 US District Courts in one search, but a single district search is also available.

When it comes to hiring a new employee, what you don’t know can hurt you and your business. You’re risking lost productivity, damage to your company’s reputation, and even potential legal consequences. Thankfully, background screening through VerifyProtect can help mitigate these risks. Our in-depth, affordable services are specifically designed for use in pre-employment checks, and we are happy to help you seamlessly integrate these solutions into your hiring process. If you are ready to get started, click here to request a free quote, customized to your unique needs.

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VerifyProtect delivers first class Employee Background Screening services nationwide. We save you time with fast, personal service and unquestionable results, utilizing advanced technology, and reviewed by a trained professional, not an AI bot. Our experts will ensure that your background check program integrates seamlessly and affordably into your hiring process. Visit WWW.VERIFYPROTECT.COM today to learn more!



Kristina Taylor
In 1989, Kristina began her career as a customer service representative at the newly formed American Tenant Screen, Inc. Ten years later, she pioneered tenant background screening on the Internet. As a long-standing member of the National Multifamily Resident Information Council (formerly the National Association of Screening Agencies) Kristina gains insight into the trends of the tenant screening industry to better understand the current and future needs of their clients.

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