5 of the Most Frequently Asked Questions for Background Screening Companies 

5 of the Most Frequently Asked Questions for Background Screening Companies

Background screening companies are tasked with helping hiring managers determine whether candidates are the right fit for their organization, but this can be difficult to do on your own. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions from background screening companies who help hiring managers find the best talent. 

What kind of background checks can you perform? 

As an ACUTRAQ Background Screening client, you can submit requests for criminal and sex offender background checks, driving record information and more. We’ll give you a simple online form to fill out, and then our staff will begin digging through hundreds of databases to return with results that are both up-to-date and thorough. The check includes federal, state and county criminal court records as well as sex offender registries. 

How do you check backgrounds? 

ACUTRAQ Background Screening can go as in-depth as the client needs from Federal down to local criminal records.  There are multistate databases which are great for getting a very large area.  It is like casting a large fishing net.  You will catch many but not all.  Then you must go deeper with a county level criminal record check.  They are the most accurate of all the criminal records but still not perfect.  If you want to make sure you are not hiring someone who has embezzled from their employer before, you need a federal criminal search.  A lot of criminal activity that does not get tried in county courts, may go to the Federal level.  Crimes like drug trafficking, crimes that go beyond state lines, human trafficking, illegal possession of firearms, aggravated assault/battery, aggravated assault/battery, importation of drugs, and many more crimes listed at https://www.acutraq.com/what-is-a-federal-background-check/   

The service operates in all 50 states (including DC), Puerto Rico and Guam. 

What type of reports do you provide? 

ACUTRAQ Background Screening provides reports that suit our clients’ needs. In most cases, we provide tenant screening reports, commercial leasing reports and business credit reports; however, we also provide employment screening and volunteer screening reports depending on your request. Let us know if you have any questions about which type of report is right for you. Our knowledgeable staff will be happy to help you sort through your options. 

How do I get a copy of my credit report? 

No, not at this time.  You may contact the credit bureaus for a free copy of your report, or go to https://www.annualcreditreport.com/index.action for a free copy.   

Below is the contact information for each bureau.  

Transunion #800-916-8800 

Equifax #888-548-7878 

Experian #877-284-7942 

What are some common reasons someone would be denied employment because they failed a background check? 

There are a number of reasons why someone might be denied employment based on information in their background check. Criminal convictions, drug use, or possibly social media activity could all affect someone’s chances of getting hired.  

After collecting the applicant’s information and inputting it into our system, we can search state, county, and federal databases, sex offender databases in all 50 states with Guam and Puerto Rico, to find out whether he or she has any criminal records, driving records, bankruptcies, liens or judgments, civil judgments, drug screening, employment verifications, reference checks, education verifications, and as to name a few.   The results are reported back to the client.  Depending on the clients’ employment criteria will determine if there is a job offer.   A background check is an important part of an employer’s hiring process, and as such, it should give them peace of mind that any potential employees are well-suited to serve their company or organization. 

Give us a call!  

Give us a call 888.361.7036, visit us on social media, or shoot us an email. ACUTRAQ has over 70 years in combined experience partnering with diverse organizations. Background screening is not just another service to us – we help businesses and organizations work smarter and grow faster. Earning the trust of over 12,400 satisfied customers, we help employers, property managers, property owners, community organizations and many others get the crucial information they need to make the right decision. We provide fast, accurate reports to you and your organization – Because We Care. 

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