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We provide background checks for employment, along with due diligence checks for compliance and risk management. All of our pre-employment screening services are fully compliant with global and regional laws. This includes the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in the EU, the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) in the US and additional state, local and federal laws where applicable.

WHAT ARE DUE DILIGENCE CHECKS VS. BACKGROUND CHECKS?

The phrase background check is often synonymous with pre-employment screening. An employer may have prospective employees sign a consent form, allowing the employer to run a background check. Criminal records are by far the most common type of checks run, as employers seek to ensure that any actual criminal charges match up with what a candidate declared in their application.

A due diligence check is done for commercial and investigative purposes, not for pre-employment screening. They are generally more thorough than a pre-employment screening, and are done on both businesses and individuals who are not employed by the client Standard pre-employment background checks are regulated by FCRA laws, which protect consumers’ privacy. Without an individual’s written consent, it’s impossible to run a background check on them. This isn’t always the case in due diligence checks. Due diligence checks can be conducted on an existing employee if there is suspected misconduct in the workplace or a workplace violence scenario. However, FCRA rules and regulations apply.

A common reason to request a due diligence check is for mergers & acquisitions. However due diligence checks can be run for several reasons, including vendor screening, investment and legal mandates.

Common reasons to request a background check:

  • An employer is looking to vet a prospective employee before sending them a job offer
  • An employer is looking to vet a prospective employee who has already signed a job offer that is contingent on a passed background check
  • An employer looking for a more thorough background check on an existing employee before offering them a promotion
  • An employer is looking to run a credit report on an existing employee before assigning them financially sensitive duties
  • An organization is looking to vet prospective vendors, before allowing them to interact closely with existing customers

Common reasons to request a due diligence check:

  • An executive receives a tip-off on an existing business partner
  • An organization wants to vet a company before a merger & acquisition
  • An organization is bringing on a new member of your board, and they want to better understand their reputation
  • An organization has a KYC (Know Your Customer) compliance program
  • An employee’s family member threatens the employee or employer and the organization wants to better assess their risk

OUR BACKGROUND CHECK SERVICES

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An extensive screening can help protect your property and business from hundreds or even thousands of lost dollars from delinquencies or damages from known offenders. We’ll assist you in procuring the information needed to hire to those who are most qualified.

OUR DUE DILIGENCE SERVICES

Due diligence checks are invaluable in assessing potential business partners and partnerships. A successful screening will give you the information needed to make smart decisions.

In addition to being Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act GLBA and Drivers Privacy Protection Act (DPPA) compliant, our due diligence investigations are discreet and confidential. We will work with your corporate compliance and general counsel to determine the complexity of your investigative needs. Due diligence checks are performed by an investigator who needs permissible use. These include fraud prevention, legal compliance, legal mandates, skip tracing, and locating individuals with legal or fiduciary connection to our clients.

Our Screening Services

Listed below are some common checks we perform:

OUR SPECIALIZED SCREENING SOLUTIONS

We specialize in custom solutions for our clients. Our assess + design + deliver approach paired with our global expertise will work for you. It’s rare that organizations know precisely which services they want. That's why we assemble pertinent services for common solutions to modern day orginazational needs. Our advisors work closely with you to build a toolkit and roadmap that are best in class. We always consider your organization's unique risk profile.

ENHANCED DUE DILIGENCE

While we can provide simple due diligence reports, our global access allows us to also perform enhanced due diligence screenings. This enables our clients to see the full picture.

We can work closely with you to determine your needs and scope out a custom solution. Listed below is a partial list of custom solutions we’ve done due diligence screenings for:

  • Providing a better overall understanding of operations of competitors in the U.S. and overseas
  • Providing an understanding of the strategic objectives of a competitor globally or in specific regions or countries
  • Providing information relating to market entry in a specific region or country
  • Providing information pertaining to a client’s diversification objectives
  • Gathering information on prospective merger, acquisition, or joint venture targets
  • Gathering information on intellectual property issues

We offer three tiers of service:

TIER 1: DATA

We pull information from the necessary databases and assemble it into a report.

TIER 2: INSIGHTS

We provide analysis on the data to help you better understand who you’re dealing with and how it’ll impact your organization.

TIER 3: INVESTIGATION

We use our investigative field work services such as surveillance, interviewing and undercover operations to fully understand your level of risk. We also have the ability to do “deep due diligence”. Our network of human intelligence sources enable us to investigate relationships between the subject and foreign governments, terrorist organizations and individuals or entities on the U.S. sanctions list.

Due diligence of foreign entities may require a further understanding of local laws, languages or customs, especially when records are not readily available electronically. We provide in-depth analysis of our findings. Whether you’re looking into an individual or navigating a complex global due diligence investigation, we’re suited to help.

INDUSTRY-SPECIFIC PRE-EMPLOYMENT SCREENING

We’ve worked with clients from every sector. Our experience enabled us to devise industry-specific solutions, based on requirements, legal mandates and industry standards. For example, healthcare professionals undertake specialized employment screening including a Sanctions Check, FACIS®, FDA Disbarment Search, and License & Verification Checks.

We offer packages for the following sectors:

  • Amusement Parks & Attractions
  • Contractors
  • Healthcare
  • Government
  • Nonprofit
  • Real estate (tenants/landlords)
  • Retail
  • Staffing
  • Teachers & Professionals
  • Transportation

We’re happy to work with budget constraints for nonprofits. We also provide packaged deals based on quantity. Contact us for more information.

VENDOR MANAGEMENT PROGRAM

For enterprise-level clients we can provide a custom vendor management program. This is generally an ongoing agreement, where we can screen your existing vendors, but more importantly, we screen all new vendors to help in your vendor approval process.

DISCLAIMER

We strive to deliver accurate and timely information products to assist its clients in making intelligent and informed decisions. To this end, we assemble information from a variety of sources including databases containing information from public records and other information repositories and third party researchers. These information sources are not maintained by us, and we cannot be a guarantor that the information provided from these sources are absolutely accurate. We expressly disclaim any and all such warranties.

QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR BACKGROUND CHECK REPORT?

We are dedicated to assisting Human Resources professionals in this ever-changing hiring environment. We have several resources that will help you stay informed and better prepared.

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To learn about free file disclosures, getting a free copy of your consumer report and submitting a dispute, review our File Disclosure page and our Compliance Resources.

Need additional support to round out your screening plan? Learn more about our related services and how they can help you.