Reducing hiring risks by employment screening

instantbackgroundchecks2Written by Tenant Screening Services, LLC

In a society that is constantly changing, employers understand that it is necessary to protect themselves from uncertainty. Therefore, employers often conduct an employment screening on shortlisted candidates, before they confirm employment. Employment screenings provide employers with the information they need to make an informed decision and to avoid workplace risks like theft, fraud, abuse, and violence.

Since most companies function with small Human Resources departments, they often get help from online employee background check companies. Online employee background checks can take as long at 3-5 working days. There are different forms of background checks such as county, state and federal criminal searches, plus employment and education verifications, social security reports and motor vehicle reports. A screening report tailored to the needs of the employer can provide an insight into the candidate’s performance, qualifications, and character.

Most online employee background screening will offer information in some or all the following areas;

Criminal – Statewide, county, federal, civil

Verifications – Education, employment, reference, professional license

Specialty screenings – Social Security Report, Motor Vehicle Report, Workers’ Compensation Report, Vigilant Search, Abuse Registry, Pre-Employment Credit Report

Industry specific – Office of the Inspector General (OIG), FACIS (OIG & GSA), Nurse Aide Registry, PSP Search, National Eviction Search, National Practitioner Database

International search – With many companies operating globally and hiring foreign nationals, it is important to ensure that these applicants are vetted in the areas of criminal background checks and verifications of education and employment.


Tenant Screening Services, LLC provides a variety of background checks and services for landlords and employer. Use their employment background check services before your next hire.