Employment Screening Services Frequently Asked Questions
1. What the various types of Employment Screening Services available?
A. We offer a wide range of criminal records checks. Everything from county criminal records checks to Federal criminal records checks. We also offer criminal records checks that include the terrorist watch list, OFAC, Denied persons list, and a check of the sex offender (SOR) in all 50 states. In addition, we offer all other employment screening services such as employment drug screening services, past employment verification services, credential employment screening services, credit screening services and fraud and abuse control information services (FACIS®).
2. Should resumes be verified in order to be relied on for employment screening services?
A. Resumes, past employment references and other credentials are often misrepresented on employment applications and resumes. An important part of any employment screening service is the verification of all employment credentialing by applicants.
3. What are some of the other employment screening services a business should use?
A. Pre employment drug screening is an essential employment screening service needed by all businesses.
4. What are the employment screening services offered by Absolute Background Search, Inc.?
Instant DMV Department of Motor Vehicles Drivers License History
Office of the Inspector General (OIG) – Exclusion List Search
Office of the Medicaid Inspector General (OMIG) – E-MED Search on Restricted, Terminated or Excluded Individuals or Entities
Professional License Verification
Employment Credit Check
Social Security Number Verification
Criminal Records Search by County
National Criminal Database Search
Federal Criminal Records Search
Registered Sex Offender Search
Q: What are the main benefits of a background check for employment screening?
A: Almost 70% of the job applications and resumes of un-screened employees contain incorrect or distorted information. By using our employment screening services, you can help protect your company from the risks associated with hiring untrustworthy employees. Also, by having a well defined screening policy in place, many job applicants tend to be more forthcoming and honest on their resumes and applications.
Q: What is negligent hiring?
A. If an employee harms someone on the job or does harm to your customers or the public, businesses are often found liable for the actions of their employees. Since employers lose nearly 80% of negligent hiring lawsuits, it makes sense to use a robust menu of employment screening services to provide the best protection against these lawsuits and the best defense when these lawsuits arise.
Q: Are the Employment Screening Services you offer compliant with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)?
A: Absolutely. We also offer compliant releases and other forms that you may use that are fully compliant all aspects of the FCRA. These forms are part of the employment screening services we offer to our employment screening clients.
Q. Who will explain these employment screening services when I have questions.
A. Our staff is well versed in all the employment screening services we provide. They will be glad to answer any questions you may have about these screening services at any time.
Q: How will I receive screening reports and information?
A: Results are available on our Secure Applicant Tracking System (SATS) website, which you can access online, 24/7. There is no software or upgrades to buy; it’s a free website offered to our clients. In addition, we can fully integrate your system with ours to eliminate any duplicate data entry. As always, should you have any questions about a report or detail, we’re just a phone call away. A live representative will answer your call, not an automated service.
Q. How is my account set up.
A. We prefer to be paid by credit card, You have 5 days after you are billed to dispute or question charges before your credit card is charged. We also must take steps to insure that you are requesting these employment screening services for a permissible purpose under the FCRA.