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What are the different types of background checks?

Companies offer many different background checks, especially for pre employment screening

Criminal record checks

All kinds of criminal record checks come with many different options and price points. These reports usually start with checking the candidate's address history so that the background screening company knows which county courthouses to check. No single report will tell you everything about an individual's criminal history. To ensure adequate coverage, companies will offer some combination of the following reports:

Other background screening reports

While most employers are primarily interested in just criminal record reports for their new hires, there are many other kinds of background checks. These range from retrieving a motor vehicle record to screen any employees driving history, to ensuring an employee graduated from the college on their resume. Employers usually add other screening services such as the following depending on the position they are hiring for:

HireSafe offers background packages with a wide array of different reports, checks, and valuable information for making a hiring decision. Below are some of the reports that our packages contain, if you're interested in checking out our most popular packages or if you're not sure what package works best for you, use the link below, and we will contact you about which of our services fit you best!