Managing risk one employee at a time.

Employment Screening

Finding and keeping the best person for the job is more than just an interview and a gut feeling.

One bad hiring decision could end up costing your company thousands of dollars in turnover costs or negligent hiring claims.

VeriFirst can help you hire and retain the right employees with affordable, risk mitigating, front-end solutions customized for your unique business. VeriFirst offers multiple levels of searches, depending on your company’s industry, budget, and tolerance for risk.

Our comprehensive pre-employment and post-hire background checks are guaranteed to help you decrease corporate liabilities, reduce fraud, promote a drug-free environment and prevent violence and theft.

Request More Info

Get Started


A manual review of potential 'hits' on a criminal record database search. Our trained and FCRA certified staff will review and update records prior to release, helping ensure accuracy, and reduce the risk of false-positive matches to your Applicant.

Learn More

Employment Screening Provides:

Identity Checks

Identity Verification, SSN Trace, Address History

Get instantaneous verification of identity, including: full name, social security number, date of birth, known aliases, and prior address history. A comprehensive search of individuals associated with the same SSN is also performed to prevent fraud.

Approximate turnaround time: INSTANT.

Financial History

Credit History Report, Credit Summary

Instantly view detailed and summarized credit information including open accounts, public filings, payment histories, and current financial status.

Approximate turnaround time: INSTANT

Substance Abuse

Urinalysis Drug Screening

With more than 5,000 testing centers available nationwide, we make it easy to get drug tests, pre and post-hire. The five-panel drug screen tests for traces of opiates, cocaine, amphetamine, marijuana (THC), and methamphetamine. Results are reviewed by a board of medical review officers (MRO) and posted electronically to the VeriFirst website.

Approximate turnaround time: 1 TO 3 DAYS

Criminal Searches

National Criminal Database and Sex Offender Search

View criminal records from participating jurisdictions, administrative office of courts records, department of corrections, superior court index of felonies and misdemeanors and traffic court records, and sex offender records.

Approximate turnaround time: INSTANT

Federal Criminal Search

Federal criminal record searches can show criminal court file information, accessed via one or more of the 94 U.S. federal district courthouses located throughout the nation. Federal criminal record searches are conducted at the specific U.S. district court covering the region where an applicant has resided.

Approximate turnaround time: 1 TO 3 DAYS

Statewide Criminal Search

Receive a comprehensive search of statewide criminal records. Results may include felonies, misdemeanors and traffic violations. Due to legal restrictions, some states do not allow repositories to disseminate criminal record data. States that do permit dissemination may require fingerprint cards or a special state authorization form, which may have to be notarized. VeriFirst will notify you of state requirements upon submission.

Approximate turnaround time: 3 TO 5 DAYS

County Criminal Court Search

A county level court search is often the most accurate, and up-to-date criminal search available. Records are manually and electronically researched at selected County Court(s) for criminal convictions including felony and misdemeanor offenses.

Approximate turnaround time: 1 TO 3 DAYS

International Watch List

Find out if your applicant has been identified by the Department of the Treasury as a threat to the interests and security of the United States.

Approximate turnaround time: INSTANT

Verification Services

Employment Verification

Verify an applicant's current and / or prior employer information, including: title held, dates of employment, salary, reason for leaving, and other information as provided by the applicant and / or employer. A configurable GAP report is included, identifying potential breaks in an applicant's employment history.

Approximate turnaround time: 1 TO 3 DAYS

Education Verification

Verify a person’s educational history, including institution, dates attended, diplomas and degrees received, and additional information as available.

Approximate turnaround time: 1 TO 3 DAYS

Professional License

Verify professional license numbers and certifications as required by industry. Records may include: issuing date, registration status, current standing, applicable sanctions, expiration date, and other information as available. License types include: CPA, medical license, teaching credentials, and more.

Approximate turnaround time: 1 TO 3 DAYS

MVR- Driver License

Verify an applicant's driver's license number and status. Get a detailed driving history of violations, accidents, suspensions and other information as available.

Approximate turnaround time: INSTANT

  Download Description of All Reports

Download a Free Report and Activation Code.


Download our Compliance Library for Employee Screening


Application Failure Alert

VeriFirst will monitor your weekly screening activity and send you a mobile-friendly alert  based on the risk tolerances that your company has defined. If adjustments are required to improve your Pass/Fail criteria, you'll be able to do so quickly.

Collection Services

Leverage additional risk management services including Consumer and Commercial Debt Collection. 

Learn more about our sister companies, Enterprise Recovery and BYL Collections


Our VeriGuide Decision Assistant can help you make your decision quickly with an at-a-glance look at whether or not an applicant meets your requirements.


Become an expert with our resources

Free Report Sample Employee & Tenant Screening   DOWNLOAD REPORT
Free Template Background Screening & Decision Matrix   DOWNLOAD TEMPLATE
Free Quote Personalized & Flexible Price Quote   REQUEST QUOTE