The 7 Most Important Employment Background Screening Services, Part 2

As a leading provider of employment screening services for nearly four decades, VerifyProtect helps companies, both large and small, make informed decisions in the hiring process. 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 help you find safe and responsible employees, here is Part 2 of our three-part series, with a brief overview of Drug Testing, Physicals, and the various Driver’s Records Searches available. To read “The 7 Most Important Employment Background Screening Services, Part 1,” including our Civil Records Search, Credit & Social Search, and Criminal Background Checks, click here.

Driver’s Records

Do you know that a DUI/DWI conviction may not be found on a typical background check? Not all traffic incidents are easily discoverable as a matter of public record, and if a prospective employee is required to drive a personal and/or company vehicle as part of their job requirements, you should be 100% sure they have a clean driving record first. VerifyProtect can help you properly screen applicants before spending the time, money, and resources to onboard a new worker that could be a liability risk. Both our Standard and Commercial Motor Vehicle Record Search includes a detailed report on an applicant’s driving record in the state where they are licensed, while a comprehensive Federal Commercial Driver Safety Search is highly recommended when commercially licensed drivers have held jobs in multiple states.

Drug Testing & Physicals

When it comes to onboarding new employees, it’s important to do your due diligence by drug screening and conducting any necessary pre-employment physicals. Employees who use illegal drugs on a regular basis can be a major liability to your company, so it’s never a bad idea to screen a potential new hire, especially for a position where heavy machinery will be operated. VerifyProtect offers both a 5- and 10-panel drug test, the former of which is standard for the Department of Transportation. Drug testing services include a collection of the sample, transportation to the lab, EMIT and GC/MS by a certified lab, and a test review by a Medical Review Officer, if required. On a similar note, conducting pre-employment physicals can help ensure new hires are in the proper physical condition to work the type of job for which you’re hiring. Whether it’s a general physical exam for an employee, a DOT physical, auditory or visual testing, TB testing, blood testing, or anything in between, we’ve got you covered

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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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