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What type of background check do most employers use?

Not all background checks are the same and those quicker, cheaper screenings you come across online won’t offer the same in-depth research for an applicant. Most employers use comprehensive background checks, like DISA’s, to ensure accuracy and prevent any mix-ups with aliases.

There are two different types of background checks; instant and comprehensive. Instant background checks, also known as “national criminal database searches” provide general information pulled from a commercially available database. These searches aren’t corroborated against any official county court record. Although they are quick, they can often return with error-filled information, since it’s not derived from a verified source. Comprehensive background checks, like DISA’s, involve multiple National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) FCRA certified employees confirming that all information aligns with the person who is being checked. These individuals also must hold a private investigator license in order to legally be able to research and verify information about the applicant. This process verifies that the information is accurate and is not information from an alias with the same name as the applicant being screened.

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What shows up on a background screen?

Background screenings can vary depending on certain positions, industry standards, and state laws. Background products can include,

•    Criminal History Checks (Federal, State, and County)

•    Civil Searches (Federal and County)

•    SSN Validity Checks

•    Employment Verifications

•    Education Verifications

•    I-9 and E-Verify

•    State Driving Records

•    Professional Licenses and Credentials

•    Credit Reports

•    Adverse Action Notices

•    Personal Reference Verifications

•    Government Sanctions Lists

•    Sex Offender Searches

•    DOT Testing History

•    Criminal Investigative Services

A pre-employment background check is a background check that is ran prior to finalizing a new hire. Pre-employment checks will help verify if the hire is right for the job and a good fit for the workplace. By reducing turnover rates you’re not only lowering costs but improving the workplace morale with a long-term team member and someone that will work well with other employees.