Background Screening Comparison

Discussion on two common background screenings

A background check can mean different things depending on the situation it is used in and the organization performing the check. Typically, however, it encompasses the process of compiling data from both private and public sources for various purposes, including employment screening or tenant rental agreements. Two common background screenings, which will be discussed and compared in this article, are professional background screenings and fingerprint-based searches.

About Pre-Employment Background Checks

Part 1 in our new 12-part series Understanding Pre-Employment Background Screening.

The basics of pre-employment background screening and why every company should have a comprehensive pre-employment screening solution in place. This article, which is part 1 of a 12 part series, focuses on an introduction to background screening policies and why companies would want to perform background screening. 

The Ins and Outs of County, Federal and Statewide Criminal Searches

Understanding background screening.

In the busy world of background checks, the balance of time, accuracy and budget is ever present. A background report can consist of information from a variety of agencies which house sensitive data about the public. Understanding the workings of these agencies and the information which they provide can help a company to improve this delicate balance and to set realistic goals and expectations for their background checking needs. While the average criminal search does not exceed two business days, many factors come into play which can cause a search to take longer. The manner in which a court processes public access requests and the amount of human involvement can cause great variation in the turnaround time (TAT) of a report.

USAFact Achieves Background Screening Credentialing Council Accreditation

NAPBS Announces that USAFact, Inc has successfully demonstrated compliance with the Background Screening Agency Accreditation Program.

The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®) Background Screening Credentialing Council (BSCC) announced today that USAFact, Inc has successfully demonstrated compliance with the Background Screening Agency Accreditation Program (BSAAP) and will now be formally recognized as BSCC-Accredited.

USAFact Awarded For The Third Consecutive Year By Inc. Magazine

Inc. Magazine's 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies In America Lists Pre-Employment Background Screening Company

We are beyond honored to be awarded by the INC. 5000 for a third year in a row. This award is a testament to the work of all of the USAFact employees whose years of dedication to USAFact’s clients has resulted in our own growth as well as our clients.


NAPBS Background Screening Credentialing Council Accredited


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