Background investigation policies are essential in today’s business environment. A thorough background investigation process attracts higher quality applicants, discourages applicants with something to hide, provides better information for hiring decisions, reduces liability, and provides a safer work environment. Background investigations should be tailored to the position and should begin with a basic investigation aimed at confirming the information provided by the applicant and uncovering information that might adversely affect the hiring decision. Protus3 conducts thorough pre-employment background investigations for a variety of clients.
Price Per Search
|SSN verification and address search plus criminal indicators||$33.00|
|SSN verification and address search||$11.00|
|Verification of past employment (per employment)||$20.00 plus any fees|
|Interviews of listed personal references (per reference)||$10.00|
|National Sex Offender Registry check||$5.00|
|Criminal record search (varies by jurisdiction, does not include Delaware)||$15.50 plus jurisdiction fee|
|Verification of highest point of education||$15.50 plus any fees|
|Credit report (no score)||$57.50|
|Federal records search (criminal, civil, bankruptcy, and appellate)||$18.00|
|Driving record (online or electronic)||$11.00 plus state fee|
|Driving record (via mail)||$21.00 plus state fee|
|Internet and social media search (basic or customized)||$125.00 and up|
What information is included in a good, general background investigation?
- Verification of Social Security Number and address history
- Verification of past employment and employment references
- Interviews of listed personal references
- National Sex Offender Registry check
- Criminal record search in all locations of residence for the past ten years
Additional searches should be conducted based on the position or type of job
- Verification of highest point of education
- Driving record
- Credit report
- Federal records search (criminal, civil, bankruptcy, and appellate)
The process begins with the employment application, resume, and signed release form. An initial report is typically provided within three business days, depending on the information requested.
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