As a nationwide provider of job applicant and pre-employment FCRA-compliant background checks, Reliable Background Screening provides accurate, up-to-date background checks on potential and active employees and volunteers to reduce risk, protect your team, and increase profitability. Reliable’s team can easily help you avoid the consequences associated with hiring an employee or independent contractor with a criminal history who could pose a threat to your customers, staff or organization. Hiring qualified and honest employees, volunteers, and independent contractors is a critical component to the success of any company or organization.

Your organization has worked hard to build its brand. Make sure you protect it!

Don’t hire an employee or an independent contractor with an undesirable or dangerous criminal past who could quickly damage your organization’s brand and reputation.

In today’s world of viral social media, unfavorable press travels fast. Performing thorough employee background checks can be your best defense against unwanted press, whether you have to respond to a television reporter, fight a social media blitz directed against your company, or even face a courtroom judge and jury.

Reliable utilizes Artifical Intelligence (AI) to analyze both text and images from a subject’s social media profile. This will help identify individuals that have exhibited undesirable behavior online, such as: hate speech, bullying, violence, harassment, and much more about your candidates. These reports are FCRA-compliant.

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Reliable offers a complete array of drug testing services through our strategic alliances, with thousands of drug testing locations nationwide. From one point of contact, you can have control over creating, monitoring, and completing a drug screening event through our secure 24/7 online web portal.

Whether your organization needs a 5-Panel Instant Drug Test, 10-Panel, DOT-Panel or a customized panel tailored to your company’s specific needs, Reliable can provide the drug testing options that your firm requires.


Reliable Background Screening is the trusted source for all your employee and independent contractor background and drug screening risk mitigation needs, with unparalleled quality control and live-agent verified reports.


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  • Unmatched Quality Control review of FCRA-compliant background screening reports will help ensure that any input errors do not result in invalid results
  • Partner with the major credit bureaus, with Canadian Credit Reports also available
  • Capabilities to research records from every county courthouse throughout the nation
  • Exclusive access to national and state data, including comprehensive motor vehicle records, eviction records, and criminal records for all 50 states
  • International criminal checks are also available
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A background check is a tool that helps companies and organizations decide whether the applicant would be a fit for a particular position. Background checks may contain various components including criminal history, driving records, independent verification of education or employment, etc. Applicants will always need to sign an FCRA-compliant authorization form before a background check is conducted.
This depends on the industry of the company, as well as the type of position that is being offered. There is no “one-size-fits-all” background check, and we like to take a consultative approach to determine which type of background check makes the most sense, based on our client’s specific needs.
The turnaround time (TAT) for a pre-employment background check will vary based upon a number of factors, although most are completed within one to three business days. For more information, read HOW TO REDUCE COUNTY CRIMINAL RECORDS SEARCH DELAYS https://www.reliablebackgroundscreening.com/news-and-articles/industry-news/2020/10/how-reduce-county-criminal-records-search-delays/
Generally speaking, a background check for employment may show identity verification, employment verification, credit history, driver’s history, criminal records, education confirmation, and more.
Under the FCRA (Fair Credit Reporting Act), the only records that can be reported that are more than seven years are criminal convictions (and Bankruptcies can be reported for ten years). However certain states and jurisdictions prohibit even criminal convictions from being reported that are more than seven years. For this reason, “best practices” generally only look back seven years.
Information that is revealed in a criminal background check generally includes felony and misdemeanor criminal convictions, infractions, and any pending criminal cases. Criminal background checks also report history of incarceration as an adult, active warrants, and whether the individual is on any of a number of “watch lists” such as the National Sex Offender Registry, OFAC and many others.
As a nationwide provider of employee background checks and pre-employment background screening, Reliable Background Screening provides accurate, up-to-date background checks on potential and active employees and volunteers.
Pre-employment screening is simply an employment background check that is performed as a condition for an employment offer to be successfully secured. Employers, when extending an employment offer, should always use language such as, “your start date is MM/DD/YYYY, contingent upon the completion of a successful background check.”
A good “rule of thumb” is a background check costs less than one day of compensation. However, in those cases where it is somewhat more (as certain jurisdictions like New York are more expensive to obtain criminal records), the cost still pales in comparison to the wages that will be paid to “someone who should never have even been hired,” due to their dangerous background history.
Background checks should be tailored to mitigate risk for the position that is being filled, and the company that is doing the hiring. It can include various components, such as criminal history, driving records, verification of education, employment, references, etc., compliant social media checks, employment credit reports, and should always check various “watch lists,” particularly Sex Offenders and OFAC.
Although background checks are generally only performed on applicants who have a contingent job offer, sometimes employers perform them on all candidates that reach a certain stage of the interview process. So having a background check performed does not always translate into actually getting the job.