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Background Screening

Let us help you hire with confidence. Our in-house background screening experts, Background Research, Inc., help you vet new employees. We provide customized comprehensive screenings including pre-employment, post-hire, and industry specific screenings as described below.

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Hire the right employees

Protect your company's reputation and workforce by providing a safe workplace as required by OSHA through completing thorough background screening.

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Reduce turnover and avoid additional long-term recruiting and training costs by hiring the "right" candidate the first time.

Feel confident about adding new members to your team

Know Your

Promote integrity and safety by safeguarding your company's assets. Know your employee is who they represent themselves to be, minimizing the risk of a history about which you "should have known."

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Customize Your Background Screening Package

While we offer extensive background screening services, we understand that your business needs are unique, and there isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution. We can help you choose the services your business needs based on industry best practices.

  • Positive identification, including SSN trace and death index search
  • Seven-year address history trace
  • Maiden and alias name search
  • County criminal searches
  • Statewide criminal searches
  • National criminal searches (nationwide)
  • Federal criminal searches (federal court cases)
  • International criminal cases
  • Motor vehicle reports
  • National sex offender registry reports
  • Credit report for employment purposes
  • Education and employment verifications
  • Professional license/certification credentialing and optional ongoing monitoring
  • Personal & professional reference checks
  • Sanction screening through National Practitioner Data Bank, OIG/SAM Sanctions (formerly known as GSA and others)
  • Ongoing Monitoring
  • State-specific searches, i.e., CAPS (Colorado)

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"Background Research, Inc., now known as Lighthouse HR Support, has been efficient and effective with requests through their online system. The online system is easy to maneuver with great security in place. Customer service consistently ranks above other similar organizations."

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Frequently Asked Questions

What does a background check report include?

Background check reports can contain information ranging from simple identity verification to comprehensive data on criminal history, employment, education, driving history, and other personal characteristics. Background Research Inc. can create packages that meet your unique needs and compile all searches onto one seamless report.

How do background screening companies ensure the accuracy of reports?

Section 607(b) of the Fair Credit Reporting Act requires CRAs to “follow reasonable procedures to assure maximum possible accuracy”. Background Research Inc. individually reviews any potential “hits” for accuracy prior to reporting.

How long should it take for a background investigation to be completed?

Turn around times (TATs) all depend upon the type of searches you request. Some states offer resources that produce same-day results. Others take additional time to search for records, verify, and return their findings. Typically, one to five business days are normal for a completed report.

Do job applicants have any rights concerning the background check?

Yes. The FCRA requires that people who consent to a background check be given a document that describes their rights titled “A Summary of Your Rights Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act.” This document states that the job applicants have a right to know if information in the consumer report has been used against them. It explains how a person can get a free copy of their report, dispute the findings of the consumer report, and act against agencies that violate the FCRA. For more information on applicants rights regarding consumer reporting, please refer to the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

What do we do if the candidate insists that the information contained in the background report is not accurate?

If the candidate is denied employment due solely to the negative background check, the candidate should be given an opportunity to dispute the information and prove that it is incorrect. The employer must follow the FCRA adverse action regulations before denying employment.

What is the relationship between Background Research Inc. and the employer requesting the background verification? Does the background verification mean I am hired?

The background verification is a key milestone to helping candidates get hired. Employers engage Background Research Inc. to conduct background verifications and consumer reports. Please note that Background Research Inc. does not make the hiring decision and cannot provide you with details as to the reasoning behind your prospective employer’s hiring decision. For the status of your candidacy for employment, you should contact the hiring company directly.

Is my information secure?

For Background Research Inc., your security is of the utmost importance to us. That’s why we follow industry best practices and security standards. We follow the best industry encryption standards for protecting your data within our secure portal.