Background Checks & Services

Run Your Background Checks With Background Runner

Criminal Background Checks

Protect your business and mitigate risk with a comprehensive criminal background check. Find out the truth about your applicants and make better hiring decisions. By searching national, federal, state and county court databases, an applicant’s criminal history including information on felony and misdemeanor convictions can be uncovered.

Verification Background Checks

When you have job applicants who seem too good to be true, maybe they are. Use our Verification Background Checks to help ensure that their resume is accurate.

With Background Runner Your Background Checks are as easy as 1, 2, 3!

DMV/DOT Background Checks

If someone is going to be driving for you or your company, you’ll want to be sure that they’re a safe driver, have a valid driver license, and no DUIs. Our Driver & Transportation Background Checks will get you the information you need. Ideal for applicants as well as continuous monitoring of your current employees.

Drug Screening/Health Screening and DOT

Maintaining a drug-free workplace is more complicated than ever these days, with varying laws and regulations in different states and counties. We can arrange for substance abuse and health screenings for your job candidates as well as current employees.

Social Media Screening

What people post says so much about who they are. A social media screen can provide information about an applicant’s undesirable behavior. Mitigate risk by knowing more about the people you are hiring.

Background Runner can analyze original posts, likes, comments, replies, reposts along with the images on each post. We can even extract and analyze the text from memes. Background Runner can analyze up to 7 years of history for FCRA compliant searches from public posts on all the top platforms: Facebook, Instagram, X (formerly known as Twitter), LinkedIn, TikTok and Reddit.

Background Runner can identify risks across 14 distinct behavioral classifications instead of 13 different categories : hate speech, threats of violence, political speech, toxic language, insults and bullying, narcotics, obscene language, drug related images, violent images, explicit images, self-harm, sexual impropriety, terrorism/extremism, keywords.

As with all our products, we keep you compliant through our service and report only publicly available content using information that follows FCRA and EEOC guidelines.

According to CareerBuilder, “Number of Employers Using Social Media to Screen Candidates Has Increased 500 Percent over the Last Decade”

Healthcare Sanctions Search

Maintain eligibility for Medicaid, Medicare and other federal programs and mitigate medical risk by looking for medical exclusions, federal and state sanctions and board actions and licensing issues on potential employees. Our Healthcare Sanctions Search checks more than 1,000 government lists for any punitive or disciplinary actions, penalties, suspensions against a healthcare professional, Federal and State exclusions, sanctions, board actions, license checks, and more.

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) bars healthcare organizations from hiring anyone who has been sanctioned or excluded from participating in federal programs such as Medicaid or Medicare. Avoid penalties of up to $10,000 for every day the excluded individual worked and reduce risks to your patients, your staff and your organization’s reputation. Depending on the level of service you need, our checks can include OIG, System for Award Management (SAM), State Board Disciplinary Actions Sources for all 50 states, abuse registries, etc. We also offer daily monitoring services for this item.

Credit Checks

Credit checks are a tool that can help you make informed decisions about hiring candidates. It is a big picture snapshot of how a potential candidate handles their financial responsibilities. Factors such as payment habits and credit history tell a lot about a person’s money management skills. Research suggests that an employee with a troubled financial history is twice as likely to engage in theft of any sort so conducting a credit check can also protect your business from financial loss.

Employee Credit Checks should be conducted on those applying for jobs that involve dealing with money: accounting, finance, banking. Background Runner handles the authorizations and disclosures necessary for obtaining a credit report on an applicant to help keep you in compliance.

Current Employee Monitoring

Pre-employment background checks provide insight into a candidate’s past at that point in time, but what happens after they are hired and during their time of employment? Continuous Monitoring is different from pre-hire or periodic re-screens – it is a solution that works throughout an employee’s time at your company to provide alerts immediately following related incarceration, court appearance, or conviction events.

Make sure resources such as employee handbooks, policies, and guidelines explain about continuous monitoring, so there is no confusion and employees feel respected.

International Background Checks

Our International Background Screenings help you place candidates quicker all over the world. We cover over 200 countries with criminal background checks, education verifications, employment verifications, and more! We help keep you compliant by following the rules for conducting worldwide background checks. International checks with ease – everything is managed out of our one stop portal.

Live Scan

Fingerprints are electronically transmitted to the Department of Justice (DOJ) and FBI for completion of a criminal record check. Live Scans are required by many industries including medical professionals as well as anyone having contact with children or the elderly.

Background Runner performs Live Scans at our Woodland Hills location by appointment. 

Our API Enabled Service Allows You to Order These Background Checks Instantly

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To greatly reduce the amount of time it takes to request either one or multiple candidates’ background checks, ask us about our Background Check Integration Service.

Our API enabled service integrates into your custom or existing human resources software, such as ADP, PayChex, PeopleSoft, Ceridian and dozens more. Ask us about our Background Check Integration Service today.

Why Choose Background Runner

Background Runner is committed to making sure you know the truth about the people you are talking to 100% of the time.

Our screening services are FCRA and EEOC Compliant and an approved CRA. Background Runner gives you instant, 24/7 access to running and reviewing your Employment Screening Background Checks. Any screening, any time, anywhere, on any device.