Background checks offer different levels of depth and, for the most part, those looking to delve into the background information of a potential employee or rental applicant are just looking for a general overview of information that doesn’t require a deep search into every aspect of that individual’s history.
For the business owner, you’re mostly looking to ensure that you’re filling your establishment with quality employees with a good work history and positive recommendations in hopes that they’ll incorporate those traits to the experience you’re building for your customers. In most situations, you won’t have a recommendation from a known and trusted source and the applicant won’t be a pre-existing friend that you share a personal history with.
To help filter the good applicants from the bad applicants, a background search can help to provide you with the information you need to make an informed decision. To find a background service, you’ll more than likely hit the first place that most people go for information: the internet. Of course with the amount of services available online, it may not be so easy to choose the right background screening service. Make sure you understand the facts and myths about conducting background searches and who is authorized to access this information.
A large majority of online background checks are provided by subscription software outfits like Internet Detective or Net Detective. These are only two examples of the many services out there that offer “instant results” for a small recurring fee. You should be aware, however, that when offering “instant” results the data is coming from outdated public databases. Furthermore, there aren’t in most cases the information presented is limited and too general to truly determine if you’ve found the correct information about the intended person. And these companies will also make claims that law enforcement officials and private investigators use their software to perform background searches.
Know the facts. A law enforcement official and state licensed private investigators have access to proprietary databases exclusive to them only. Some, including our team at Docusearch Investigations combine several of these proprietary databases and are able to return current public and non-public information.
Don’t be fooled into subscribing to outdated database companies that will slap your account with a recurring charge for information that isn’t of any use. Contact our team at Docusearch Investigations. Our licensed private investigators have access to all the information you need to make the right decision in choosing a new employee or renter.
Information provided by our background check service may include:
- Email addresses associated with subject
- Subject’s aliases & A.K.A.s
- Subject’s age & date of birth
- Addresses associated with subject
- Phone listings for subject’s associated addresses
- Relatives of subject at each address
- Subject’s driver license information
- Vessels registered to subject
- Real property owned by subject
- Civil actions against subject
- Court actions against subject
- Additional persons associated with the subject’s addresses
- Known relatives of subject by name
- Known relationships with subject
- Vehicles registered to the subject
- Criminal records check
- Corporations associated with the subject