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Background Checks

Background screening services are provided by ScreeningWise which is owned and operated by InOut Labs.

Background screening is the process of verifying a job candidate’s personal, educational, and professional history before they are hired. This typically involves conducting a criminal background check, verifying employment history, and checking references.

  • Cost-Effective Screening Solutions
  • US-based Customer Support
  • Automated email alerts & tracking
  • Mobile-friendly tools
  • FCRA & State compliance
  • Avg. Turnaround time 1.21 days
  • 24/7 Online Access
  • International Screening Solutions

Our Services

  • Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Checks
  • Commercial Driver’s License Information System (CDLIS)
  • Pre-Employment Screening (PSP) Reports
  • Employee Screening
  • Employment Verification
  • Education Verification
  • Drug Testing
  • Professional License Verification
  • Pre-Employment Credit Report
  • Personal & Professional Reference Verification
  • Tenant Screening

Comprehensive Background Screening Resources

  • National Criminal Database Search

  • National Sex Offender Search

  • OFAC/Terrorist Watchlist

  • County Criminal Records Search

  • SSN + Alias Name Check + Address History Search

  • Federal Court Records Search

Employment Background Check Guidelines

The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) regulates how employers perform an employment background check on job applicants. Contrary to popular belief, this federal law doesn’t cover just credit background checks. It covers any background report, such as driving records and criminal records obtained from a “consumer reporting agency” (CRA).

Under the FCRA, you’re typically free to conduct an employment background check and use the information if you have a clear business interest, such as hiring, firing, reassigning or promoting someone.

If you fail to do an employment background check on applicants for certain positions, you could make your organization vulnerable to a negligent-hiring lawsuit by any worker or customer who’s been hurt by a violent employee.

A number of court decisions have established the principle that an employer has a “duty of care” to protect workers, customers and clients from injury caused by an unfit employee who an employer knew (or reasonably could have been expected to know) posed a risk.

An employer may be held liable for negligent hiring if it’s shown that:

1. An employee intentionally injured a co-worker, customer or client.

2. Few, if any, pre-employment checks were performed, and that if they had been, those checks would have likely revealed a worker’s propensity toward violent behavior.

3. The employer, knowing a worker’s propensity toward violence, did not provide proper supervision and security.

Contacting an applicant’s former employers is an essential step in conducting an employment background check.

Caution: Keep in mind that you can’t ask a reference any questions you are prohibited from asking an applicant. Restrict your inquiry to job-related issues.

You must also check information furnished by all candidates without discrimination against any group. Many employers have been held accountable for making cursory checks of white applicants but probing more deeply in the case of minorities.

Background screening is an important tool for employers to ensure a safe and secure workplace, comply with legal requirements, and protect their company’s reputation. By conducting thorough background checks, employers can make informed hiring decisions and reduce the risk of potential problems down the line.

Background screening is important for employers for several reasons:
  • Protecting the workplace: Conducting background checks can help prevent workplace violence and reduce the risk of theft, fraud, and other types of misconduct. By screening candidates before they are hired, employers can identify potential red flags and make informed hiring decisions.

  • Maintaining a safe and secure workplace: Employers have a responsibility to maintain a safe and secure workplace for their employees. Conducting background checks is one way to fulfill this responsibility and ensure that employees are not put at risk by someone with a history of violence or other criminal behavior.

  • Complying with legal requirements: Certain industries, such as healthcare and finance, are required by law to conduct background checks on employees. Even for employers who are not legally required to conduct background checks, doing so can help protect against negligent hiring lawsuits and other legal liabilities.

  • Protecting the company’s reputation: Hiring an employee with a criminal history or other red flags can damage a company’s reputation and lead to negative publicity. Conducting background checks can help employers identify potential risks before they become liabilities.

It’s important to note that background screening laws vary by state and industry, so employers should consult with legal counsel or work with a reliable background screening provider to ensure compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.

How Is a Background Screening Performed?

The process of conducting a background screening typically involves several steps:

  • 1

    Collecting candidate information: The employer will typically ask the candidate to provide personal information, such as their full name, date of birth, and social security number, as well as information about their education and work history.

  • 2

    Criminal history check: The background screening provider will conduct a criminal history check using a variety of sources, including county and state criminal records, federal criminal records, and sex offender registries.

  • 3

    Employment verification: The background screening provider will typically verify the candidate’s employment history by contacting previous employers to confirm dates of employment, job titles, and job duties.

  • 4

    Education verification: We can verify the candidate’s education history by contacting schools or universities to confirm degrees and graduation dates.

  • 5

    Reference checks: We may contact the candidate’s references to verify their employment history and gather additional information about the candidate’s character and work performance.

  • 6

    Credit check: In some cases, the employer may need a credit check to assess the candidate’s financial responsibility.

Why Choose for Your Background Checks?

Background screening services are provided by ScreeningWise which is owned and operated by InOut Labs. is a trusted provider of background screening services that can help your company in many ways. With years of experience in the industry, provides fast, accurate, and reliable background screening services that can help you make informed hiring decisions and protect your business.

One of the biggest benefits of working with is that we can help you increase revenue by reducing the risk of hiring employees who may be a liability to your company. By conducting thorough background checks, can help you identify candidates who are more likely to be reliable, trustworthy, and productive, which can help you increase revenue and reduce costs associated with employee turnover, absenteeism, and workers’ compensation claims.

In addition to helping you increase revenue, can also help you protect your employees by ensuring that you are hiring candidates who do not pose a risk to your workplace. By conducting criminal history checks, drug testing, and other types of background checks, can help you identify candidates who may be a risk to your workplace, and make better decisions about their suitability for employment.

We have developed a set of best practices to ensure that all screening is done accurately, confidentially, and in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.

If you are looking for a reliable and trusted provider of background screening services, is a great choice.

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