Employee Background Check Package

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Searches Included in this Package:

  1. Address History and Social Security Number Trace

  2. National Criminal Database and Sex Offender Search

  3. A criminal court records search in one county listed in the address history search up to 7 years.  Additional counties $9.95 per, up to 7 years, plus applicable court fees.

  4. A Federal criminal court search.

  5. Homeland Security Terrorist Watchlist (OFAC) Search

  6. Prior Employment Verification (1)

  7. Education Verification (1)

  8. Bankruptcies Search*

Turnaround Time: Same Day to 24 hours

Consent Needed: Yes

FCRA Compliant: Yes

Available on U.S. based individuals

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Benefits of an Employee Background Check

Employment screening is an essential part of ensuring a safe work environment and a productive workforce.  Our efficient and comprehensive employment screening package ensures that you have thoroughly checked an applicant's criminal history, current status on the terrorist watch list and sex offender database, verified prior employment and academic credentials.

Employers Must Validate Credentials

The most common resume lies:

Embellished skill set – 57 percent
Embellished responsibilities – 55 percent
Dates of employment – 42 percent
Job title – 34 percent
Academic degree – 33 percent
Companies worked for – 26 percent
Accolades/awards – 18 percent

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Regulatory Compliance

Employment screening is a highly regulated activity.  Accordingly, Global takes compliance with applicable regulations very seriously and our track record proves it.  Choosing the right background check partner is critical for employers looking to avoid unnecessary liabilities that accompany regulatory non-compliance.  Read More


Protect Your Business from Employee Theft

Research shows that businesses who conduct thorough and comprehensive employment screening can reduce their exposure to employee theft by up to 30%!  Consider the following statistics from Hiscox USA about employee theft.   

More on Employment Screening from our Insight Center

Public Examples of Resume Falsification

While the impact to investors and the firm varied widely in the below examples of credential misstatement, all resulted in negative outcomes for the firm. By performing thorough due diligence, you're taking positive action to potentially avoid the situation all together and protecting your firm's reputation.

  1. Veritas Software CFO Ken Lonchar claiming an MBA from Stanford
  2. Bausch & Lomb CEO Ronald Zarella claiming an MBA from NYU
  3. SAC Capital trader Matthew Martoma omitting his expulsion from Harvard Law School for forging a transcript
  4. Walmart Stores Inc.'s chief spokesman David Tovar falsely claimed a bachelor's degree from the University of Delaware

These are just a few of the many examples where executives are lying about credentials.  In some of these cases, the executives had been with the company for years before these lies were uncovered. 

Choosing the Right Background Check Partner is Critical

Global Backgrounds takes compliance with the FCRA and other regulations very seriouslyOur compliance and legal departments are constantly monitoring the frequently changing rules and regulations and bring them to the attention of our clients.  We do this to protect our clients and ourselves from unnecessary and undesirable liability.  We are committed to working with our clients as partners, ensuring that together, we are complying with the applicable regulations. Non-compliance with applicable regulations comes with serious penalties for both our clients and Global. 

Proudly, Global Backgrounds has never been named as a defendant in a civil or criminal lawsuit, for any reason, including regulatory non-compliance. 

For some perspective, our largest competitors have been named as a defendant in more than 50 lawsuits each in recent years.  These lawsuits, some of which are class action, result in significant monetary penalties for both the business and the background check company.  Please see the following examples:

Fair Credit Reporting Act Violations

$6.8M Knights v Publix - related to the authorization form for a background check, not being a standalone form

$4.75M Ernst v Dish Network  - related to the reporting and use of incorrect and outdated information

$4.4M Ellis v Swift Trucking - related to the procedures required to make and adverse hiring decision using consumer credit data

$2.75M Bell v U.S. Express - related to the authorization by the applicant to allow U.S. Express to run a background check

$1M Giddiens v First Advantage - related to the reporting and use of inaccurate information

$1M Massey v On-site Manager - related to the use of outdated information

$875K Smith v New England Motor Freight - related to the procedures required to make and adverse hiring decision using consumer credit dat

Search Details

  1.  Address History and Social Security Number Trace: This search provides employers with addresses where an applicant has lived. This search aids in identifying counties an applicant may have lived in but not reported to an employer as a previous address. The address history is important and necessary in order to conduct criminal searches.  (This information comes from different sources and should not be considered an official search from the Social Security Administration or official verification of an applicant's social security number.)

  2. National Criminal Database and Sex Offender Search: This is a database search of more than 160 million criminal records from 47 states and the District of Columbia. This report provides information from courts, probation / parole and conviction records. This search also provides sex offender registrations from all 50 states. (NOTE: Information reported using this search must be verified by conducting a county criminal search in the county of offense, in order to remain FCRA compliant to the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FRCA).)

  3. County or Statewide Criminal Record Search: This search includes physical verification of criminal records at the courthouse by a professional court researcher. The report includes an offense description, offense date, disposition date, sentencing information, filing date, case number, special notes and more.  We conduct this search in the most recent county the subject has reported a residence in. This is a seven year search which is in compliance with the FCRA rules.  Each additional county, if requested by you, is $9.95 per plus any applicable county court fees.

  4. Homeland Security Terrorist Watchlist Search (OFAC): This search contains results from 45 different national and international law enforcement agencies including but not limited to the FBI, CIA, State Department, International Police (Interpol) and Homeland Security. (This is not an international search)

  5. U.S. Federal Criminal Court Search: This search is for United States Federal District Courts only (Federal Crimes). This search searches District Court records from 1992 - present for any conviction or pending case information. This search can be conducted at an individual district court or as a nationwide U.S. district court search.

  6. Prior Employment Verification: This search verifies one (1) prior employment of an applicant. Information is based upon information from Personnel / HR officials, past supervisors, or automated systems. Information reported can include dates of employment, position, compensation and eligibility for re-hire.

  7. Education Verification: This search verifies one (1) applicant's degree(s) or achievements. Information from this search can include dates of enrollment, major area of study and any degrees received.

    (Note: Must have name and location of school and name used when attending school to complete this verification.)

  8. Bankruptcies, Liens and Judgments: This search searches for filing of Chapter 7, 11, and 13 bankruptcy petitions in U.S. Federal District Courts. Information includes parties, chapter, date, court location and finding.

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