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Employment Background Checks

Empowering Safe Hiring: GBS’s Simplified Employment Background Checks

Why Choose GBS for Employee  Background Checks?

what employment background checks show and how secure is it?

Data encryption and storage

All data is encrypted with 256-bit encryption algorithm at rest and transfer. Our eSignatures maintain detailed audit trails and GBS maintains and regularly tests its Disaster Recovery plan. 

Ensure the safety and integrity of your workforce with GBS’s comprehensive and globally compliant employment background checks report. Sign up today and start streamlining your hiring process with ease and confidence.

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Simplified Dashboard

View pending and completed orders and access all applicant-provided documents, such as IDs and authorization forms easily.

what background checks do employers use? How do you integrate?

Seamless Integration

GBS's services can easily integrate with any Applicant Tracking System or custom platform. Our technology team is ready to help throughout the whole process. Contact us for your integration needs.

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Simple Adverse Action Process

 Start the adverse action process with just two clicks on our dashboard. Our system log when applicants view pre-adverse and adverse action letters. If not viewed via email, we mail the letters and copy you along the whole way. 

Why are Employee Background Checks Important?

In today's competitive and fast-paced business environment, ensuring the integrity and reliability of your workforce is more crucial than ever. Global Background Screening (GBS) offers a robust solution for employee background checks, catering to various industries across over 180 countries.

Employer Background Check Cost

The cost of an employer background check in the USA is typically $25 to $100 depending on the services you select.


You can view all screening services at our checkout portal and how long reports take here: USA Employer Checkout Portal.


The cost of an international background check completely depends on the country and services ordered ranging from $40 to $250 per applicant. International Checkout Portal

How Far Back Do Employee Background Checks Go?

Employee background checks by default go back 7 years. When checking out, you can easily select to go back 10 years if needed. GBS will search back 10 years in the states that do not have a strict "Look Back" rule and provide you convictions only. 

The GBS Platform Advantage

  • Easy Online Ordering: Order any type of checks any time through our user-friendly platform, with no setup fees.

  • Transparent Pricing: We believe in upfront, clear pricing, all detailed on our site.

  • Global Service Range: From local hires to international staffing, GBS provides comprehensive background checks in over 180 countries.

  • Bulk Ordering: Ordering over 50 background checks a year? Contact us here to request additional discount opportunities.

Employment Background Check Services 


  • Criminal Background Checks: Utilizing the applicant's social security number, this search Covers local, statewide, national and federal records. This includes active warrants and pending cases within 7 or 10 years (depending on the state regulations). Alias are included in the criminal record background report.

  • Civil and Insolvency Checks: Detailed civil background and financial stability assessments.

  • Financial Checks: Thorough credit history reviews, liens and bankruptcy searches.

  • Motor Vehicle Records (MVR) Checks: Access driving history and license status (Points included) - crucial for roles involving vehicle operation.

    Specialized Screening Services:

  • Drug Testing Services: Easy scheduling for various panel screenings through our partnerships with Quest, Labcorp, and mobile-friendly options.

  • Fingerprinting Services: Personal FBI background checks for in-depth screening.

  • Level 2 Background Checks: Specialized Florida Level 2 background checks for sensitive positions.

    Advanced Search Capabilities:

  • Social Media Searches: Extensive searches across Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Reddit, Facebook, and more.

  • Adverse Media Screening: Comprehensive review of over 8,000 media sources for any negative publicity.

  • Terror Watchlist and Global Sanctions Checks: Critical for compliance and safety.

    GBS Verification Process

  • GBS prides itself on a thorough and detailed verification process. Our approach includes:

  • Employment Verification: Confirming past employment history, roles, and responsibilities for up to 10 years.

  • Education Verification: Authenticating academic credentials and qualifications.

  • Professional License Verification: Ensuring valid and current professional licenses.

  • We understand the importance of accuracy and reliability in these checks. Our team meticulously verifies each piece of information, providing you with the confidence to make informed hiring decisions in an easy to read screening report. 

  • All emails and calls are logged for your review.

    Global Reach:

  • International Background Checks: Offering a wide range of checks in 180 countries, ensuring global compliance and thorough screening. Visit our International Employee Screening page to get started. 


Compliance certifications and regulations

GDPR compliance

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Our eSignature software is fully compliant with the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). At GBS, prioritizing security and compliance is at the core of our operations, emphasizing the significance of data processing and safeguarding our customers' privacy. We ensure that all customer documents are consistently encrypted during transfer and while stored, utilizing top-tier industry encryption standards. We are dedicated to upholding the rights of our customers as outlined by GDPR regulations.

FCRA Compliance

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Our eSignature software adheres strictly to the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) compliance requirements. At GBS, we place a high priority on maintaining the integrity and security of consumer information, in line with our commitment to compliance and customer trust. We employ robust measures to ensure that all data, especially sensitive consumer information, is securely encrypted both in transit and at rest.. Our commitment extends to fully respecting and upholding the rights of consumers as stipulated under the FCRA guidelines.

PCI DSS certification

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GBS rigorously adheres to the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) to ensure the protection of cardholder information. Our compliance with PCI DSS is a testament to our commitment to maintaining the highest level of security in handling our customers' credit card data.

SOC 2 Type II


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SOC 2 is an auditing process designed to confirm that service providers manage your data with the utmost security. This procedure is crucial in safeguarding the interests of your organization and maintaining the confidentiality and privacy of your clients' information.

CCPA compliance

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Our eSignature software adheres to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) of 2018, guaranteeing the safeguarding of personal data and upholding personal privacy in the collection and utilization of customer information.

Frequently Asked Questions on Employment Background Checks

What services are included in an employee background check from Global Background Screening?

Criminal Records, Civil Records, Credit Reports, Drug Testing, Conviction Monitoring (1 Year), Adverse Media, Social Media Search, Right to Work, Bankruptcy Search, Lien Search, Terrorist Watch list and Global Sanctions, Healthcare Screening and more. Our platform provides you the option to add or adjust all our different types of background check services. View pricing and select only what you need!

How fast does a USA background check take?

At Global Background Screening, we typically complete employer background checks in the USA within 1-3 days, providing you with a fast and efficient solution.

How fast does an international employment background check take?

International reports all depend on the country and service selected. You can view all turnaround times for all services during checkout. Our average for all countries is an unmatched 2-5 days from when the applicant completes their authorization form.

Can employers run background checks without permission?

 No, employers cannot run background checks without obtaining permission first. If employers use "People Search Sites", like Spokeo, where consent is not required,  they would be violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act and EEOC. You will see a disclaimer on the bottom of their site that generally states: "Do not use this site to make decisions about credit, employment, tenant screening, or any purpose covered by the FCRA."

Why is it essential for employers to conduct background checks?

Conducting background checks helps employers make informed hiring decisions, mitigate potential risks, and maintain a safe and productive workplace. It's a vital step in ensuring the integrity of your workforce and protecting your company's reputation.

What is the process for initiating a background check with GBS?

The process is simple: Sign up on our platform, select the necessary checks, and submit applicant's name(s) and email address(s). We then handle the rest! The checks can be initiated anytime through our online portal 24/7.

9. Can GBS perform background checks on contractors, temporary employees and volunteers?

Yes, GBS provides background checks for all types of employment, including contract, temporary positions and volunteers, ensuring thorough vetting regardless of the employment duration.

Can GBS conduct checks for specific industries like healthcare or sports associations, and screening contractors ?

Yes, GBS provides background checks for all types of employment, including contract, temporary positions and volunteers, ensuring thorough vetting regardless of the employment duration.

Can GBS create a custom portal for our company? Can the dashboard be white-labeled with our company logo for us and our applicants?

Absolutely! At GBS, we understand the importance of a seamless and branded experience for our clients. We offer custom portal creation that aligns with your company’s branding and operational needs. This tailored approach ensures that the portal feels like a natural extension of your existing HR tools and processes.

Do pending records show up on a background check report?

Yes, a case that is currently pending at a courthouse will show up on a background check.

Will police records show up on an employment background check? 

No, even though GBS utilizes police reports to locate record information, GBS does not provide police reports to an employer. The reason is because a police report may show information that is not compliant with the FCRA. 

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