Screening Options: Records and Databases

North Carolina Criminal Records – Our investigators can view the individual’s charge, date of offense, disposition date, docket number, county where the offense took place, the applicant’s address at the time of offense, driver’s license or social security number, fine amount, plea, verdict, and the judgment.

National County-by-County Criminal Records Search – In addition to searching statewide criminal and Department of Corrections records, our investigators search court records for each county in which the subject has resided in the previous seven years.   

Federal Courts Criminal and Civil Records Search – With online access to the federal court system, we can track civil judgments, bankruptcies, criminal convictions, etc. 

Wants and Warrants – We search available records to determine if the individual is the subject of any outstanding warrants.

Social Security Records –We not only verify that the number given is a valid Social Security number, we also ensure the number belongs to the subject. 

National Sex Offender Database – We search the Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Public Registry to ensure the subject is not a registered sex offender.

Credit History – Our comprehensive credit history reports present the subject’s financial indebtedness in an easy-to-understand format. 

DMV Records – With access to motor vehicle records of every state except Pennsylvania, we offer comprehensive summaries of driving history. 

Social Networking Check (Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, etc.) – Our analysts investigate personal networking pages for negative indicators. 

Education Verification – We search an online database to verify that an applicant attained a college degree. If it is not listed in the online database, we personally call the institution to verify graduation dates and degrees listed. For high school verification, we call the high school to verify graduation.


     
 

Screening Option: Due Diligence Interviews

For safety-sensitive positions and applicants handling finances or other proprietary information, adding due diligence interviewing to your screening process provides a more complete picture of the individual's character.

Interviews begin with 10-12 questions about the applicant’s character, honesty, work ethic, strengths/weaknesses, etc.  Depending on the interviewee’s responses to these questions, our investigators may extend the interview to determine whether there is anything of concern in the applicant’s background. 

The findings from each interview are detailed in thorough, well-written reports that give our clients the utmost confidence in their final hiring decisions. In addition, each report is reviewed by our chief privacy officer to ensure compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.  

Residential Verification – Our investigators interview neighbors regarding any unusual activity at the applicant’s home that would cause concern, including repeated visits from law enforcement. Also includes questions regarding the neighbor’s understanding of the applicant’s behavior and personality.

Reference Verification

  • Basic – Verify basic information about the applicant and relationship with the contact
  • Detailed – Our detailed reference verifications rely on four unique elements:
    • Interviews conducted by experienced law enforcement/military personnel
    • In-depth question format and follow-up investigation
    • Findings summarized in detailed, well-written reports
    • Final review by ISS general counsel
 

Employment Verification

  • Basic – Verify basic information about the applicant’s employment.
  • Detailed – Our detailed employment verifications rely on four unique elements:
    • Interviews conducted by experienced law enforcement/military personnel
    • In-depth question format and follow-up investigation
    • Findings summarized in detailed, well-written reports
    • Final review by ISS privacy officer

 

 

 

 

 
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