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Background checks for employment

Organizations of all sizes use Checkr’s background check technology to build trusted teams. When used during the hiring process, a background check for employment helps you make more informed hiring decisions, mitigate risk to your business, and protect your organization against liability claims.

Find out how Checkr’s AI-powered background check platform makes employment screening more efficient so you can hire faster.

Background Check Need to Know

What is a background check?

A background check for employment is often used by organizations to check a candidate’s criminal history during the hiring process. An employment background check may also verify education credentials, confirm employment history, or check driving records. Reviewing a candidate’s background before you hire helps you make informed decisions so you can hire the most qualified person for the job.

At Checkr, we use our innovative, AI-powered platform to conduct fast and efficient checks before you hire. Checkr offers a broad range of background check services. From criminal records checks at the federal, state, and county level to motor vehicle records, employment drug tests, and more.

Advance your background checks with modern technology

Accurate

Decrease manual review
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Fair

Filter irrelevant records to reduce potential bias

Efficient

98% of reports using Checkr’s Basic+ package complete within one hour

Checkr’s background screening services

Checkr makes it easy to carry out fast, efficient pre-employment background checks while remaining in compliance with applicable Federal and state background screening laws, including the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). With Checkr, your candidate’s background verification goes beyond a simple criminal record check.

Enter the new era of employment background checks and see how Checkr delivers results you can trust.

Criminal Records
Education Verification
Employment Verification
Civil Search
Drug testing
Motor Vehicle Reports (MVR)
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Education Verification
Employment Verification
Civil Search
Drug testing
Motor Vehicle Reports (MVR)
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Criminal records

Find out about a candidate’s criminal history with a comprehensive, easy-to-read report of their publicly available and legally reportable criminal records directly from the courts.

Checkr’s built-in tools and automated workflows help you maintain compliance with the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), as well as state and local ban-the-box laws.

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Criminal records

Find out about a candidate’s criminal history with a comprehensive, easy-to-read report of their publicly available and legally reportable criminal records directly from the courts.

Checkr’s built-in tools and automated workflows help you maintain compliance with the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), as well as state and local ban-the-box laws.

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Education verification

Quickly verify candidates’ academic history with an education check to ensure your new hires have the skills necessary to be an asset to your growing team.

Checkr searches public education databases to authenticate degrees earned in the U.S. and in more than 200 countries.

If you’re looking to verify a candidate’s specific qualifications, Checkr also offers professional license verifications to ensure candidates are properly credentialed.

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Employment verification

Confirm your candidate’s work history, both in the U.S. and overseas, with an employment verification check.

Not only is confirming a candidate’s employment records important to ensure they have the experience required to fill your position, but it can also help build a trusted team by confirming the information provided by a candidate is true. 

Let Checkr take the hassle out of a manual, time-consuming process, and be confident your candidates have the right experience.

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Civil search

Pre-employment civil searches, on a municipal and federal level, search relevant non-criminal legal history.

With a Checkr civil search, you can find out about:

  • Liens
  • Restraining orders
  • Tax claims
  • Interstate disputes
  • And more

Our AI-powered core searches county and Federal records to get the full story on any potential new hire.

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Drug testing

A pre-employment drug screening program helps employers maintain a safer, more productive workplace. 

Screening for the presence of prescription and illicit drugs, before you hire and during employment, can help decrease employee absenteeism and turnover, reduce risk of accidents, and prevent drug use on the job.

Checkr’s drug screening options are designed to meet your company policy and drug-free workplace obligations, while helping you maintain regulatory compliance.

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Motor Vehicle Reports (MVR)

MVR checks help employers get insight into a candidate’s driving history and are important–and often required–for positions where employees, volunteers, or contractors will operate motor vehicles. 

Reviewing a candidate’s motor vehicle report confirms whether a candidate’s driver’s license is valid or has been suspended, and identifies any driving-related violations. Driving record checks help you identify qualified candidates with safe driving records, and helps safeguard company assets, employees and customers. 

Checkr also offers Continuous MVR checks so you can monitor your employees’ driving records on an ongoing basis.

International Background Checks

Global screenings

Scale your business by managing international and local background checks for 200+ countries within a single platform. International background screens may check for criminal history abroad, search global watchlists, and confirm education credentials and employment history worldwide.

Continuous Monitoring

Continuous monitoring for criminal records

Get notified of any reportable changes to an employee’s criminal record with Checkr’s Continuous Crim monitoring.

Accelerate your hiring process

Bundle solutions that make sense for your team. With Checkr’s AI-powered products, mitigate risk and increase efficiency in your hiring process.

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Continuous monitoring for MVRs

Get alerted to your workers’ driving violations sooner with Checkr’s Continuous MVR. Monitoring driving records helps reduce risk and keeps customers safe.

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Advanced AI-driven background screening

We believe in a higher standard of background checks. With traditional background check companies, getting all of the information you need to make an informed decision can take days, or even weeks.

Checkr believes in a better, fairer hiring process, and advanced AI-driven background screening empowers us to do just that. AI uncovers and classifies data in a fraction of the time it used to take. Where other background check companies are still manually cross-checking records for accuracy, we are completing checks in just a few hours.

Checkr’s AI-driven background check platform uses advanced machine learning to conduct more than 1.5 million background checks every month.

AI is about simplicity. While it may be complicated on the backend, on the frontend, we keep things simple with a best-in-class user experience. 

With Checkr, you get the background screenings you need with speed, accuracy, and efficiency.

Why do you need background check services?

Incorporating background checks into your hiring process will help verify or offer additional, important information about your candidates that they may not share with you. Background checks for employers help you make informed hiring decisions so you can build a team you can trust. 

Here are six reasons why background checks for employment can help you meet your hiring goals.

Reduce employee attrition

Identify and hire candidates who are qualified for the position before signing an employment contract.

Verify qualifications

Make sure your candidate has the degree and work experience required for the role.

Align values

Confirm that your favored candidate has a value set that fits in with your company’s values and culture.

Protect your workplace

Keep your employees and business safe by reviewing candidates’ background history before you hire.

Limit liability

Potentially lower insurance costs by running a criminal history check on all future employees.

Maintain compliance

Comply with industry regulations as well as federal and state laws that require employment background checks.

Background check results you can trust

Accuracy is just as important as speed. Checkr has rebuilt the background screening process from the ground up. Supported by advanced AI technology, our platform searches millions of records to quickly reveal your candidate’s accurate background history. When a report is complete with records to review, you will be notified immediately through our easy-to-use dashboard. Hire your next employee with confidence. Choose Checkr.

Isn’t it time for a better background check?

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Background check results you can trust

Accuracy is just as important as speed. Checkr has rebuilt the background screening process from the ground up. Using advanced AI technology, our platform searches millions of records to quickly reveal your candidate’s accurate background history. When public records are not available, we dig deeper. If an alert appears, you will be notified immediately through our easy-to-use dashboard. Hire your next employee with confidence. Choose Checkr.

Isn’t it time for a better background check?