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How It Works

Getting Started With Bay Area Background Checks Is Fast, Easy, and Convenient

Step 1

Order Your Report

Sign up or purchase your report. You will need to provide basic information about your candidate. This includes their legal name, date of birth and social security number along with a valid consent form.

Don’t have it? No problem — just provide their email address and we will obtain their information and have them e-sign their consent forms.

Bay Area Background Checks must receive a valid  consent form before we can begin the screening process.

Step 2

Get Verified

In compliance with the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and privacy laws, we must confirm that you are a valid business ordering reports for employment purposes.

If you are not registered with your state, you may be asked to provide additional information such as a copy of your business license or W-9.

This only needs to be done the first time you order with us. Most verifications are completed within minutes.

Step 3

Receive Your Report

Once your report has been completed, you will receive an email notification from Bay Area Background Checks to let you know that the results are ready to view.

Simply log on to your account with the credentials you received when your company was verified and view or print your report.

Depending on the type of report or searches ordered, you can expect your results in a few hours. In-depth reports can take 1 to 3 days.

Are you ready to get started with Bay Area Background Checks?

What Is Resumé Fraud?

More and more potential employees are using creative license to beef up their résumés. In fact, a recent survey by Career Builder of more than 2,500 hiring managers cites that 56% have caught candidates lying on their résumés.

The most common untruth is embellishing job skills or responsibilities, while 25% of managers discovered people who claimed to be employed by a company, but never worked for them. Another 15% of managers say job seekers have reported awards they’ve never earned.

A little white lie here and there can make any candidate’s résumé look more desirable. That’s why a thorough investigative process by a background screening company can verify whether he or she really did graduate from a highly ranked college with honors.

It can also determine whether the candidate used an online “diploma mill” that offer degrees for less than $200 with no studies, attendance, or actual college-level examinations involved.

Why Are Background Checks Necessary?

With so much at stake for your company’s reputation, you should think twice about hiring anyone these days. Don’t take their resume at face value. After all, a new candidate may be an embezzler, a drug user, have a history of workplace violence, or just not truly be qualified for a particular job.

Background checks are not only necessary, but a necessary step in the vetting process for a new candidate in any business and in any industry.

What Are The Benefits of Background Checks?

  • Weeding out undesirable candidates who may lie or falsify their work history, credentials, or criminal past.
  • Decreasing the potential legal exposure and liability affiliated with a bad hire, such as theft, embezzlement, or workplace violence.
  • Reducing the costs associated with employee turnover and re-training of staff members.
  • Improving the statistical certainty that an employer will at times hire an unqualified and undesirable candidate.
  • Decreasing the costs to your company involved in the recruitment, hiring, and training due to higher turnover.