Our investigators conduct a comprehensive background investigation, which will frequently reveal a criminal history, bankruptcies, and or bogus lawsuits. Many people fail to testify truthfully about such matters in discovery and depositions (phases in the legal process). By conducting an extensive and complete background investigation you keep the claimant or employee honest.
Workplace Background Investigations: Bond Investigations has over 25 years of experience conducting quality background investigations for private individuals, attorneys, corporations, and small businesses. The company has access to numerous criminal databases and subscribes to several other types of databases. With these tools we better serve our clients’ investigation needs. When you need the truth, we can find it.
Criminal Records: Conducting a basic criminal record check is an absolute necessity. This not only protects the company from unnecessary exposure to theft and fraud, but also protects other employees from the potential threat of workplace violence and/or harassment.
Personal References: Personal references seldom amount to more than a list of friends or neighbors who speak well of the applicant. A competent investigator can structure polite concise questions that may reveal undisclosed gaps in employment, exaggerated educational experience, or exaggerated credentials. Do not underestimate the value of effective personal reference verification.
Litigation Background Investigations: Work-related injury and discrimination lawsuits cost U.S. employers billions of dollars each year. Employers can proactively protect themselves by identifying high risk applicants who frequently file such lawsuits. A thorough civil background investigation may turn up bad business dealings, or a pattern of filing exaggerated or bogus lawsuits for financial gain.
Education Verification: It is imperative for employers to confirm whether an applicant has graduated from high school, obtained a GED, completed technical training, or obtained a college degree. This enables the employer to hire the candidate with the skills and aptitude necessary for a given position.
Employment References: Employment reference checks are an effective means of verifying a potential employee’s application or resume/curriculum vitae. The process allows the company to hire an individual who is well suited for the specific job and workplace.
Driving Records (DMV): Employers should always check the driving records of applicants who will drive company vehicles or operate heavy machinery. A driver’s record is a very cost effective search, and can greatly reduce the employer’s risk in regards to transportation-related incidents and accidents.
Identity Verification: With identity theft on the rise it is imperative that employers know who they are hiring. A routine database search can prevent costly delays associated with the hiring of employees. The Department of Homeland Security recently implemented the No-Match Rule to assist employers in dealing with identity inaccuracies. While the No-Match Rule is the subject of ongoing litigation with the ACLU and others, it is undoubtedly a template for future efforts to curtail identity theft abuse in the workplace. Get ahead of the curve and implement a cost effective method of verifying the true identity of all your employees.
Military Records: Most applicants and employers are unaware that military records can be verified. Likewise, most applicants wrongly assume that their claims of military experience will not be checked for accuracy. If you suspect that an applicant may be misrepresenting his or her military record, or discharge status, you owe it to your company to do a thorough military background check.
Financial Background: An applicant’s financial background is an excellent indicator of his or her potential as an employee. Credit scores, bankruptcy records, liens, judgments, civil lawsuits, and equity to debt analysis may be included in the investigative report.
Professional License Verification: Government authorities generally maintain records with regard to education, investigations, and disciplinary matters. We are able to efficiently verify the license, and check for any disciplinary actions, suspensions, or revocations.