Background Screening Services
Hire Image LLC provides comprehensive and reliable background screening services in addition to drug screening and employment verification services to national and international businesses, associations, staffing agencies, government organizations, financial services, non-profits, schools and universities, healthcare institutions, call centers, construction, and many more industries.
Whether you’re looking to pre-screen a job candidate or volunteer, verify education or employment history on an applicant’s resume, perform a background or credit check, or schedule drug screening appointments, we can help you quickly!
Hire Image’s secure online background screening system enables you to easily request online background checks 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our advanced technology – combined with information obtained from over 15,000 courts across the U.S. – makes your background screening process fast, simple and affordable. Search for past criminal history, fraudulent social security numbers, untruthful resumes, sex offender records, workers’ compensation claims, falsified applications, drug arrests, traffic violations, bankruptcy, liens and judgments, terrorist activity, and more. Our turnaround times are between 24 and 72 hours, making us one of the most reliable and comprehensive background check companies in the industry.
Let Hire Image be your one-stop background screening service. It’s what we do – every day.
Just Some of The Background Screening Services We Provide
- Bankruptcy, Liens & Judgment Database Search
- Liens & Judgement
- Tax Liens
- UCC (Uniform Commercial Code) Lien Filings
- United States Tax Court
- Crim Check Continuous Criminal Monitoring
- Federal (Includes all Federal Jurisdictions)
- International Criminal
- Nationwide Criminal Database
- Nationwide Database Criminal with Alias
- Statewide Criminal
Driving Record Services
- CDLIS (Commercial Driver’s License Information System)
- Driving Record Report (also known as DMV, MVR, or RMV Records)
- Monthly Driver Monitoring
- PSP (Pre- Employment Screening Program)
Sex Offender Searches
- DOT-FMCSA (Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration)
- FAA ( Federal Aviation Administration)
- News & Publications
- Professional License Check
- Reference Check
- Social Media
Tenant Screening Services
Abuse Registry Search
Many states maintain central child and elder abuse registries. Hire Image will search the appropriate registry for reportable information. This information is invaluable when the applicant is working with children, the elderly or any vulnerable party.
Address & Social Security Number Trace
This screening tool is used to ascertain if the social security number provided matches the applicant’s information and may include the year and state of issuance. This search may reveal other names used by the applicant and provides a history of the applicants addresses. Information from the Address & SSN Trace is used to identify jurisdictions and alias names to be searched. The Death Index is cross-referenced.
CSBV is a method of matching personal identifiers directly to Social Security Administration (SSA) Master File and Death Index. CSBV provides compliance with state and federal regulatory requirements involving customer identification programs, Red Flags Rule, Fannie Mae Loan Quality Initiative, Dodd-Frank Wall Street Consumer Protection Act, and more.
Civil Search – Bankruptcy, Liens & Judgement Database Search
Bankruptcies filed as recently as prior day and more than 100 million liens and judgments records at the federal, state, and local levels. The search is a database search and does not include a court search.
Civil Search – County
General Jurisdiction Civil Search
This employee screening service involves a County-level (Plaintiff and Defendant) search for lawsuits in the general jurisdiction or “upper” courts. Generally, uncovers cases involving dollar amounts greater than $25,000. Provides file date, parties involved, cause of action and case status when cases are uncovered.
General and Limited Jurisdiction Civil Search
Taking the civil search one step further, this employee background check is a County level (Plaintiff and Defendant) Search for lawsuits in the general and limited jurisdiction or “upper and lower” courts. *May not include small claims cases. Provides file date, parties involved, cause of action
Civil Search – County
This employee screening service involves a County-level (Plaintiff and Defendant) search for lawsuits in the general and limited jurisdictions, or “upper” and “lower” courts. General jurisdiction searches uncover cases involving dollar amounts great than $25,000; limited jurisdiction searches generally involve less than $25,000 and may not include small claims. Provides file date, parties involved, cause of action and case status when cases are uncovered.
Civil Search – Federal
This is a District level search for civil cases filed in the US District Court. Provides file date, parties involved, cause of action and case status when cases are uncovered.
Civil Search – Liens & Judgment Search
Based on the jurisdiction searched, this report may include civil judgments, county, state and federal tax liens and small claims.
This report will provide a profile of the applicant’s credit history including, charge-offs, collection accounts, public records, trade lines, bankruptcies, judgments, garnishments and monthly payment history. Credit reports are an invaluable pre-employment screening tool for candidates who may be handling cash, inventory, or finance/accounting. This report assists in determining an applicant’s financial responsibility level and can also identify financial situations that are reflective of the applicant’s behavior.
*Note some jurisdictions restrict the use of credit reports
Criminal Search- CrimCheck Continuous Criminal Monitoring
CrimCheck regularly scans nationwide criminal databases for criminal activity of your employees. CrimCheck provides continuous monitoring, enabling identification of at-risk behaviors that may be cause for termination. CrimCheck can identify criminal behavior after hire.If negative information is found, Hire Image will verify the record at the primary source before reporting.
Criminal Search – County
Hire Image accesses the predominately used index in the county being searched for felony and misdemeanor criminal records. This search is conducted via hands-on research and/or direct access to court records. Through our carefully scrutinized network of court researchers, we have the capability to search every county in the United States. The court system is diverse, varies from state to state, and information returned may vary based upon jurisdiction searched.
Criminal Search – Federal (Includes all Federal Jurisdictions)
A search for violations of Federal Law that are recorded in US District Courts. This search will return criminal convictions on federal charges including, but not limited to, securities and tax law violations, immigration violations, embezzlement, terrorism, weapons violations, interstate drug crimes, cyber crime and civil rights violations. Click here for a list of Federal Crimes.
Criminal Search- International Criminal
Hire Image has access to international searches in over 250 countries. Information needed, and results found vary by country. We are happy to assist you in determining the most efficient and effective international search for your company.
Criminal Search- Interpol
Interpol is the world’s largest police organization, with 190-member countries. An Interpol search will check to ensure the applicant is not wanted internationally for drug abuse and trafficking, criminal organization, financial and high-tech crimes, terrorism, human trafficking, or corruption.
Criminal Search – Nationwide Database Search
Hire Image has access to a data file of over 500 million offender records with information from over 2,000 datasets. It contains misdemeanor and felony records from numerous sources including state Department of Corrections records and Administrative Offices of the Courts. Records are updated on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis, based on the sources. This search can uncover offenses committed outside of the applicant’s counties of residence. A nationwide search is not recommended as the primary criminal search due to limitations of the data. If negative information is found, Hire Image will verify the record at the primary source before reporting. This search includes but is not limited to the following sources:
- Multi-State Sex Offender Database
- Federal Bureau of Investigation
- US Department of Health & Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG)
- US Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration
- Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
- US Department of State
- General Services Administration Excluded Parties List System (EPLS)
- System for Award Management (SAM)
- US Secret Service
- United Nations Security Council
- Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
- US Department of Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control ( OFAC)
- Specially Designed Nationals (SDN)
Criminal Search – Nationwide Database Criminal with Alias
A combination of the Address & SSN trace and the Nationwide Criminal Database Search, this search uncovers known aliases including maiden names. All discovered name variations are then searched through the Nationwide Criminal Database Search.
Criminal Search – Statewide Criminal
The State Criminal check searches state law enforcement agency repositories in the United States, which typically contain misdemeanors, felonies and traffic offenses, committed by an individual. While state criminal searches can add value, the amount and quality of information provided may vary by jurisdiction. Hire Image will work with your company to determine if a state search is a good choice in your area.
Driving Record Services- CDLIS (Commercial Drivers License Information System)
This report provides information concerning license numbers and states of issue for up to 3 prior Commercial Drivers Licenses (CDLs) obtained by the applicant.
Driving Record Services-Driving Record Report (also known as DMV, MVR, or RMV Records)
The DMV report can warn companies about suspensions, DUI charges and potential substance abuse problems. DMV records are an integral part of any employee background check for applicants seeking positions involving driving responsibilities. States vary on information provided and terminology used.
Driving Record Services-Monthly Driver Monitoring
Hire Image’s driver monitoring services continuously monitors driver licenses across the U.S Driver monitoring covers 49 states and DC, with different levels of violation and license status reporting. One state (MS) does not report any information. Should states with limited reporting release more information, the service will automatically include new information as it becomes available from the state.
Driving Record Services- PSP (Pre-Employment Screening Program)
This search provides motor carries the ability to conduct a search for pre-employment purposes (cannot be used for current employees), providing driving history from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and Motor Carrier Management Information System (MCMIS). Information will include five (5) years of crash and violation data as well as three (3) year history of inspection activity.
Drug Screening Services
Hire Image offers a variety of collecting and testing options to meet your program policy needs and objectives for both DOT (Department of Transportation) and non-DOT programs. All traditional and non-negative screenings are reviewed by a Medical Review Officer (MRO) and results are available through our web based interface. Services include but are not limited to the following:
- Blood Alcohol
- Breath Alcohol
Export Denial List Search
A search of the U.S Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security’s (BIS) list of individuals and entities that have been denied export privileges. Any dealings with a party on this list that would violate the terms of its denial order is prohibited.
FBI Most Wanted Search
A search of the Search of the FBI’s database. Contains most wanted fugitives & missing persons, Hijacking Suspects from September 11, 2001, Most Wanted Terrorists, and Top Ten Most Wanted.
Federal Reserve Board Sanction List Search
The Federal Reserve takes formal enforcement actions against entities including state member banks, bank holding companies, and officers, directors, employees, and certain other categories of individuals associated with these entities for violations of laws, rules, or regulations, unsafe or unsound practices, breaches of fiduciary duty, and violations of final orders.
FFIEC (Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council) Search
A search of the FFIEC database. Contains Board of Goverenors of FRB; Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. FDIC; National Credit Union (NCUA); Office Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) and Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS).
There are various methods and requirements for fingerprinting. If you require fingerprinting, Hire Image will work with you on a case-by-case basis. Contact us for specific information.
(FINRA) Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Search
Created in 2007 through the consolidation of NASD and NYSE Member Regulation, FINRA is the largest non-governmental regulator for all securities firms doing business with the U.S public and has background information on current and former FINRA-registered brokers and current and former FINRA registered brokerage firms. Summary information may include date of last update, disclosure details, status, qualifications, registration and employment history of individual brokers.
FIRREA (Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act of 1989) Search
This act dramatically changed the savings and loan industry and its federal regulation, including deposit insurance. Includes the following searches that help banks comply with this regulation:
- FDIC Enforcement Actions, Federal Reserve Enforcement Actions;
- FINRA Barred Individuals
- FINRA Disciplinary Actions
- NCUA Administrative Orders
- OCC Bank Enforcement Actions (also listed as Office of the Comptroller of the Currency – Bank Enforcement Actions)
- OCC-OTS Enforcement Actions
- OCC Institution Affiliated Parties Enforcement Actions
- OTS Enforcement Actions
This search does not include Civil Searches.
Global Excluded Parties Search
Search of database information provided by GSA (General Services Administration), FDA (Food and Drug Administration), DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency) and includes action taken by licensing boards in all 50 states. Other contributing entities for excluded parties include: US Dept. of State; FBI; US Bureau of ATF; USICE; US Marshals; USPS; US Secret Service; USNCIS; CIA, and many international agencies.
Health and Occupational Services
Hire Image offers a comprehensive list of services in both regulated and non-regulated environments for all your occupational health and safety needs. Services include but are not limited to the following:
- Lift Tests
- Paramedical (height, weight, blood pressure)
- Titers & Vaccines
- Tuberculosis (TB) testing
- Vision & Hearing Screening
I-9 Solution with Free E-Verify®
Hire Image’s federally approved I-9 Solution, electronic I-9 compliance with free E-Verify®, protects and secures your information with digital storage made safe and simple. Real-time validation of information, duplication alert, expiration notices and easy information retrieval.
MedScan – Individual
Provides sanction information, for a single state, on healthcare individuals. This search meets the requirements for screening by the Office of Inspector General’s (OIG) Compliance Program with information from the following data sources: OIG, General Services Administration, Federal Drug Administration, Drug Enforcement Administration, and Tri-Care (formally Champus), Sanction information for all 50 states, and Patriot Act Search.
MedScan – Organization
Provides sanction information, for a single state, on healthcare organizations. This search meets the requirements for screening by the Office of Inspector General’s (OIG) Compliance Program with information from the following data sources: OIG, General Services Administration, Federal Drug Administration, Drug Enforcement Administration, and Tri-Care (formally Champus), Sanction information for all 50 states, and Patriot Act Search.
(OIG) Office of the Inspector General Search
A search of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Office of the Inspector General’s list of all parties currently excluded from participating in federally funded healthcare programs called the List of Excluded Individuals/Entities. Bases for exclusion include convictions for program- related fraud and patient abuse, licensing board actions and default on Health Education Assistance Loans.
Hire Image will review all applicant files using the client’s provided adjudication matrix, and set a file decision of “Approved,” “Review,” or “Pre-Adverse” according to the matrix. Decision results can be sent to a specific client email upon completion of the report.
International Criminal Search
Hire Image has access to international searches in over 250 countries. Information needed and results found vary by country. We are happy to assist you in determining the most efficient and effective international search for your company.
Hire Image searches various databases to find articles from newspapers, trade magazines, professional journals, and many other sources. Search includes online social networking sites. These searches can uncover a myriad of information such as publication of awards, articles and other achievements by the applicant, or references to criminal activity, business transactions and disputes.
MedScan – Organization
Provides sanction information, for a single state, on healthcare organizations. This search meets the requirements for screening by the Office of Inspector General’s (OIG) Compliance Program with information from the following data sources: OIG, General Services Administration, Federal Drug Administration, Drug Enforcement Administration, and Tri-Care (formally Champus).
Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) Specially Designated Nationals List (SDNL)
Hire Image will search this list compiled by the Treasury Department, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). OFAC’s regulations may prohibit a transaction if a party on this list is involved. The SDN List search identifies organizations or individuals linked to illegal trade, terrorism, international narcotics trafficking, and those engaged in activities related to weapons of mass destruction.
SEC and State SEC Records Search
Provides information on investment advisor firms, including registration status, effective date, IARD/CRD number, business activities, and disclosures including regulatory and criminal activity.
Sex Offender Registry Search
Hire Image can identify criminals convicted of sex crimes by utilizing sex offender registries throughout the country. The list includes information from registries in all 50 states.
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Filing Search
The SEC oversees the key participants in the securities world, including securities exchanges, securities brokers and dealers, investment advisors, and mutual funds. The SEC requires public companies to disclose meaningful financial and other information to the public. Companies, foreign and domestic, are required to file registration statements, periodic reports, and other forms that will be revealed in the search.
Verification* – Education
This employee screening service verifies the accreditation status of the institution, start date, end date, major, and degree; hence, a great resource for uncovering resume inflation and/or fraud.
Verification* – Employment
This report includes start date, end date and position. Other information obtained may include ending salary, reason for leaving, and eligibility for rehire. With accurate information about a candidate’s previous jobs, you can hire more qualified applicants.
Verification* – Reference Check
These reports will offer insight into the applicant’s personality, reliability, trustworthiness and overall behavior. Reference questions can be customized to your company’s specifications. Verification of personal and business credentials is a valuable tool during the hiring process.
* Verification Notes:
Hire Image provides five attempts at hard contact for verifications. Hard contact includes:
– Directly speaking to the confirmed source
– Directly faxing to the confirmed source
– Directly emailing to the confirmed source
– Leaving a voice message for the confirmed source at their extension.
A source is confirmed when we have located the correct entity (i.e. school/college, business entity, certifying agency) and identified the correct person to respond to the request.
Verifications may be subject to access fees that are charged by the source and are subject to change without notice. Access fees are in addition to Hire Image’s price per verification. International verifications may incur international calling and faxing charges.