Pre-Employment & Due Diligence2022-02-23T14:33:23-05:00


Background & Employment Investigations

ISS provides the most comprehensive and far-reaching national criminal search available to the private market.

At ISS we work with each of our clients to design the right processes and reports to aid in the search for both entry-level and executive personnel. Our team of former law enforcement officers has the real-world experience needed to properly screen for the background, character, and qualifications that fit your company while preventing your exposure to unnecessary risks and threats. Because we understand the disparity in state-wide criminal records, we drill down to the county level for each of your candidate’s previous residences within the past seven years. Where typical online reports may contain information that is weeks or even months old, ISS is a licensed and approved provider in North Carolina for the Office of the Courts, which means our reports contain the most up-to-date and valid information the moment they are requested.

Features & Benefits:

  • Verify and Validate Resume Information
  • Investigations Specific to the Nature of the Position
  • Full Compliance with the Federal Credit Reporting Act, Employment and Privacy Laws
  • Comprehensive and Professionally Edited Reports

Our Most Popular Records and Screening Options:

  • Social Security Verification
    Confirms validity of the Social Security number along with associated names, provides year and state in which SSN was issued, may reveal previous names and/or aliases associated with the individual, as well as addresses associated with the number. This additional information is incorporated into our search criteria for other databases.
  • National County by County Criminal Records Searches
    The most thorough national search available. It searches all publicly available criminal records in state databases and also county records in locations where the individual has lived within the past seven years. We run “also known as (A.K.A.’s)” and “sounds-like” options.
  • Statewide Criminal Record Searches
    Criminal records specific to any state and/or county of interest.
  • Credit History
    In compliance with the Federal Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), these reports cover the past seven years of credit history in an easy to understand format.
  • Education Verification
    Includes high school graduation verifications, GED completions and college degrees.
  • Social Networking Sites
    Searches the most common sites including Facebook, Instagram, MySpace and Twitter for inappropriate or unprofessional postings or activities.
  • County Tax Verification
    Verifies the status of applicable property tax payments in the county(s) in which the individual lives and/or owns property.
  • National Sex Offender
    Searches through the Department of Justice, reveals any individual who is a registered sex offender.
  • Federal Court Records
    Federal court system criminal, civil, or bankruptcy filings.
  • Wants and Warrants
    Searches through the federal and state court systems to determine if there are outstanding warrants for the individual. These records do not show in a standard criminal history report.
  • Office of Foreign Assets Control
    Since the enactment of the federal Patriot Act, the United States Office of Foreign Assets Control has maintained a searchable database that includes an aggregation of terrorism and criminal-related records from multiple national and international government sources.
  • Department of Motor Vehicle Records (DMV)

Custom Investigations

ISS can tailor custom investigations to meet our client’s specific needs, including detailed interviews with candidate’s former employers, character references and neighbors, conducted by former law enforcement personnel with years of investigative experience.

Due Diligence

Before you make a key hire, sign on with a new vendor, invest in a new business, or loan funds to a prospective partner, due diligence investigations ensure you are making the right decision.

Through comprehensive record searches and key associate interviews, our experienced analysts delve into a company or individual’s business practices, liabilities, financial history, and performance records to provide you with a complete picture of their stability and integrity, while arming you with the information you need to decide on the best course of action.

Features & Benefits:

  • Mergers and Acquisitions Vetting
  • Integrity and Performance Assessments
  • Extensive and Comprehensive Interviews
  • Highly Detailed, Professionally Edited Reports

Drug Screening

Businesses lose billions of dollars each year to substance abuse at work.

Drug use on the job comes with profound consequences, not only for business owners but for employees too. When drug screening is included as part of the pre-employment process, businesses see a reduction in absenteeism, accidents, and injuries and an increase in productivity. Our team at ISS can handle the entire screening process with custom tailored tests that adhere to your company’s unique policies.

Features & Benefits:

  • Increased Productivity
  • Screening that is Tailored to Company Policies
  • A Safer Environment for Employees
Drug Screening

AppVerify, our own secure website, is a user-friendly, point and click system that allows our clients to order and retrieve background-screening reports with ‘at a glance’ status indicators based on customizable criteria for easy identification. AppVerify offers the ability to share secure data to registered personnel at multiple locations within an organization, allowing multiple departments to request background checks. Your custom dashboard will even allow you to save default search settings for routine checks in order to simplify and expedite requests. We’re happy to provide AppVerify to our clients at no additional costs – simply pay for the background requests made and received.

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