Where did they come from? Why are they here? What is their history? These are common questions, and for obvious reasons. Background research is a standard component of all types of investigations, and is considered essential as a preliminary tool used in determining subsequent goals and/or approaches. Unlike other firms which offer background research investigations, International Investigators, Inc. avoids marketing basic `one-size-fits-all` services because they can ultimately limit the quality and quantity of information available. That type of marketing can also end up costing clients far more for the simple preliminary information when it is broken down into incremental units. Because we generally offer background research as part of a complete package, we know we can conduct investigations that will not be limited in accuracy, recentness or relevance. It goes without saying that the purpose of our efforts is for our clients to be able to make informed decisions based upon the current information available.

Employment Background Checks

Unlike executive applicant background checks, employment background checks generally focus on a limited location and only certain aspects of a subject`s history. Employers are typically interested in learning certain key facts about an individual in order to determine if they are honest, reliable, and qualified for the job for which they have applied. In essence, employment background checks are an affordable tool to aid employers in determining whether or not the potential employee will be an asset or a risk. For pre-employment purposes, background checks generally include research of the following:

  • Bankruptcies/liens/judgements/garnishments
  • Civil court records
  • Driving history
  • Criminal court records
  • Prior employment
  • Education
  • Credit history (with signed authorization to release information)

In situations where we conduct a large volume of employment background checks for a particular client, International Investigators, Inc. can develop or offer a standardized investigative process and billing/reporting format tailored to each employer`s needs. In these circumstances, we work within a client`s pre-determined budget, which will not be exceeded unless authorized for the purpose of following-up on pertinent information.

It is significant to note that employment background checks are typically similar in cost and format to the background research investigations conducted for landlords when considering potential new tenants.

National Background Checks

For complex or high-level investigations, International Investigators, Inc. has the ability to research entities and individuals who may have a history outside of one particular region. Preliminary national database checks often provide the necessary leads for subsequent methods of developing significant background information. However, contrary to the misrepresentations made by some of our competitors, there is no national database which checks the complete civil, criminal, financial or employment background of a subject. Much of the usual background research must be conducted using the traditional methods of investigation, which may include some or all of the following:

  • Hand-search of civil and criminal court records
  • Regional database research
  • Pretext or formal interviews
  • Hand-search of library or news archives
  • Discreet in-person inquiries

Detailed checks of a subject`s background on a national level can be conducted with a wide scope, or limited to focus on criminal matters, or one of the other following areas of interest:

  • Current and/or prior employment
  • Litigation history
  • Criminal history
  • Driving history
  • Marital history
  • Debt and/or assets
  • Bankruptcies and liens

By conducting such thorough background checks on a national level, clients can make informed decisions in matters involving:

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