Background Investigations

Our trained investigators review every detail to inform your hiring decisions.


Available Services


SSN Trace and Address History

Provides a list of current and previous addresses associated with the candidate that may be used as part of other record searches.


Criminal Record Search

Finds felonies, misdemeanors, and certain past infractions based on previous addresses.


National Sex Offender Search

Identifies registered sex offenders through a state and nationwide record review.


Federal Records Search

Provides information about cases in federal court as opposed to cases in municipal, county, or state court. Includes bankruptcy, civil, criminal, and appellate cases.


Education Verification

Determines the attainment of a degree, certificate or diploma. Also determines dates of enrollment if no degree was obtained.


Employment Verification

Confirms employers, dates of employment, and position held. May also include rehire status, reason for leaving, and salary information, if available.


Reference Interviews

Provides information about the candidate’s work ethic, demeanor, and behavior. Can include personal or professional references listed on the application or resume as well as other references identified by the investigator.


Driving Record

Determines potential employee risk based on DUI convictions, accident reports, and driver’s license status history.


Employment Credit Report

Determines the fiscal responsibility of the candidate based on credit standing. Report does not include a credit score.


Professional License Verification

Determines if the candidate’s professional license is valid, current, and in good standing.


Internet and Social Media Audit

Attempts to identify any information that would reflect negatively on the company if the candidate were hired. Can also be customized to include the special concerns or requests of each client.


Applicant Interview

Looks for discrepancies and attempts to clarify or obtain additional relevant information about the background and character of the candidate.


What Our Customers Say

We have always used some type of applicant screening process, and looked at it as if it was a necessary evil. Online screening tools did get the “due diligence” boxed check off in the hiring process. However, after several revolving door type hires we turned to Protus3 for a screening solution that did more. They helped us understand what we were getting from an online records review service and how minor details can go unnoticed without a trained eye reviewing all the piece-parts that make up a screening report. Working with the Protus3 investigations team, we determined that adding a thorough social media activity review in addition to the criminal and civil records search would give us better information for hiring decisions. Adding this one detail has significantly reduced our short-term turnover. It also costs far less than going through an employment agency “temp-to-permanent” process or the damage to our agency’s reputation for high turnover or hiring candidates that didn’t fit within the high-trust culture we’ve established with clients.
– Dan Gregory, Vice President of Hummingbird Creative Group

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