Background Screening

Background Screening

Our focus is on protecting your business, but the bottom line is ROI.

While there are very real benefits to background screening involving personal safety and company reputation, the truth is a business owner likes to know that the expense of background checks pays off in dollars and cents. Our experience has shown us that the return on investment for the screening process is substantial. In fact, you can weigh the cost of screening a new employee against every single potential downside expense and realize a profit in the balance. Consider the potential cost of just one of these occurring.

  • Discrimination lawsuits
  • Workplace violence
  • Employee theft
  • Company scandal
  • Training costs of bad hires
  • Lost production
  • Identity theft
  • Intellectual property theft

A single incident in either of these categories can be damaging to a business. While background screenings are a real expense, their cost pales to the potential loss from any one of these dangers.

We know the challenges facing every business and organization. We work to keep your screening costs down by using our own proprietary Web-based search interface and training you or your representative to perform the searches. While we can do the searches ourselves and are always available for questions and assistance, having your own access to the search site saves you time and money.

We have also ensured that the quality of the results is exceptionally high. The searches are comprehensive and intelligently designed, and each negative result is researched and confirmed by a trained investigator.

Our customized search packages can be modified and fine-tuned to serve your needs — growing and adapting as your company grows.

Compliance in the background screening industry works in two directions:

  • There are certain situations in which governmental and regulatory bodies require employers to perform background screenings on prospective employees and that those screenings meet certain standards of thoroughness and detail. This includes agencies like the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Department of Transportation (DOT), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), among others.
  • There are certain restrictions and standards which we must abide by in performing screenings in order to protect the rights and privacy of the individuals being screened. For instance, the Federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) seeks to ensure privacy, fairness, and accuracy of information in the files of each and every consumer reporting agency. There are also agencies, laws, and regulations which seek to prevent discrimination against certain individuals, such as workers with disabilities, who have protection under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA). In addition, some states enact their own rules separately from the federal government. These rules must be followed if results of searches are reported in those states or individuals being screens reside there.

To make sure our clients are in compliance with all the rules and laws that apply to them, and to protect them from fines and other actions resulting from being out of compliance, our staff is trained in and familiar with the applicable acts and provisions that govern our industry. We provide information documents and templates of letters and forms necessary to meet these requirements, and are happy to discuss with you further how you can stay well within the letter of the law.

  • Federal Fair Credit Reporting Act Compliance
  • Americans With Disabilities Act Compliance
  • California Consumer Credit Law Compliance
  • California AB655 Requirements and AB1068 Amendments
  • Canadian Reporting Regulations Compliance
  • Employment Drug Screening Compliance
  • Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
  • Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)
  • Department of Transportation (DOT)
  • Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)