Here are some frequently asked questions about Verify Vetting Solutions.
Basics of Background Checks
Why conduct a pre-employment background check?
Many applicants either falsify or exaggerate on their resume or application. You most protect your business from that catastrophic hire. Here are some quick facts:
- 30% of all business failures are caused by employee theft
- 53% of all job applications contain inaccurate information
- 10% of all background checks have at least 1 read flag
How common are pre-employment background checks?
Approximately 80% of all employers conduct background checks on potential job applicants. You may be exposing your business to a significant risk by not conducting background checks.
Why is Verify different from other background check services?
Verify prides itself in customer service and wants to make sure our clients are 100% satisfied. Searching for background checks is confusing. Verify eliminates that fear by answering customer questions and provides free consultation. Questions can usually be answered via email or you can call Verify. Additionally, Verify’s proprietary Behavioral Analysis Interview is not offered by any other competitor.
How can I use pre-employment record checks to increase value into my business?
This is a great opportunity for businesses that provide services inside homes. After a background check is completed, Verify can send you a deluxe PDF illustrating the results of the background check. Additionally, the PDF will contain a space to include a picture of the employee and a space to write something welcoming about the employee. This is a great opportunity for the business to send the homeowner this form before the employee arrives at the home to conduct work. It will give the homeowner a sense of security that the person coming to their home has passed a background check. This small gesture will separate your business from others.
I need a background check, how do I get started?
It’s simple. Send Verify an email with the first and last name, email address, and phone number of the person that needs the background check. Verify’s background check provider will email a link with a consent form. Complete the consent form and submit.
I’m looking for a new job, can Verify conduct a background check on me to give to a potential employer?
Absolutely! This is an excellent way to set yourself apart from the competition.
What is the most common background checks?
The screening packages that Verify listed on the main page are the most common background checks. Each of the screening packages have pros and cons. Typically, the more thorough the search, the higher the cost.
What background checks can Verify perform?
Verify has access to the most extensive background checks, to include: Social Security Number (SSN) Trace; Consent Based Social Security Number Verification (CBSV); Multi-State (National) Criminal Database Search; County/State Criminal History Search; Nationwide Sex Offender Registry Search; Federal Criminal History Search; Motor Vehicle Record Search, Canadian Police Information Centre Search (CPIC); Credit Check; OFAC/Patriot Act Search; Global Blacklist Search; National Practitioner’s Data Bank Search (NPDB); Healthcare Integrity and Protection Database Search (HIPDB); Fraud and Abuse Control Information System (FACIS); County Civil History Search; Federal Civil History Search; Military History (DD Form 214); Financial Sanctions Search; International Criminal Search; and Workers’ Compensation Search.
How long does it take to get a background check?
The most common background checks are typically completed within 1-3 business days after the applicant completes the background consent form. Some background checks can be completed in less than 24 hours. Others, like drug screening, may be influenced by the applicant’s availability.
Behavioral Analysis Interview (BAI)
What is Verify’s Behavioral Analysis Interview?
Verify uses the industry leader in background checks. However, background checks may not tell the whole picture. Verify’s proprietary interview technique elicits derogatory and noteworthy behaviors that can be counterproductive in the workplace. Verify knows that the best predictor of future behavior is past behavior. The Behavioral Analysis Interview (BAI) is a friendly conversation conducted over Skype or FaceTime and takes approximately one hour. The amount of insight that is obtained from the BAI is amazing..
Is the Behavioral Analysis Interview really worth the additional cost?
Verify’s customers absolutely believe in the value of the Behavioral Analysis Interview (BAI). Our customers feel that the BAI and the insight it brings has tremendous value. Verify can provide you references of our clients that are 100% sold on the BAI with the background checks.
Why is Verify’s Behavioral Analysis Interview conducted using video conferencing?
We are experts in detecting deception through verbal and physical responses. The Behavioral Analysis Interview (BAI) is designed to elicit truthful information with responses verified through the applicant’s behaviors.
I want a Behavioral Analysis Interview conducted on a potential applicant, how long will that take to complete.
Upon notification, Verify will immediately contact the applicant to schedule the BAI. To meet demand, Verify can conduct the BAI in the evenings and weekends. This allows applicants to schedule the BAI around their busy work and personal life.
What applicant information is needed to conduct an accurate background check?
The applicant will need to submit the following information over a secure dashboard.
- First Name and Last Name, correctly spelled;
- Date of Birth;
- Social Security Number (SSN);
Will Verify conduct pre-employment background checks without the knowledge of the applicant?
No. The Fair Credit Reporting Act requires permission and knowledge of the applicant.
What does a background check cost?
The cost depends on how extensive of a background check is require. Verify’s offers several packages that are cost effective. However, Verify can also customize a background check that meets your needs and can provide you with a no obligation quote.
How do I go about making payment?
Businesses conducting multiple background checks can pay by check or credit card. Once a relationship has been established with Verify, businesses will be invoiced bi-weekly or monthly depending on volume.
Individuals that want a background check done on them will be asked to submit payment prior to the background check being conducted. An electronic invoice will be generated and payment can be made via credit card. The background check will be initiated upon payment.
Are there any additional fees that I need to know about?
Most background checks will not incur any additional fees. However, a background check only covers the name that the social security name trace applies to. Sometimes the social security name trace will generate known aliases, which is most common when women get married. The social security name trace may produce both a married and maiden name. The applicant will have an opportunity to choose one or all names associated with the social security number. Additional fees will apply to all names chosen by the applicant when the consent form is checked.
Additionally, some jurisdictions like New York City charge additional administration fees for every name searched. While these jurisdictions are very limited some do exist.
Verify does not upcharge on the additional fees and will be passed to the customer dollar for dollar.
What other pre-employment services can Verify offer?
- Verify’s proprietary Behavioral Analysis Interview
- Drug Screening
- Employment Verification
- Education Verification
- Credential Verification
- Professional License, Credential, & Certification Verification
- Business and Personal Reference Verification