Background Check Products


Employment Verification

The verification of an applicant’s employment history can provide invaluable insight into the type of person you are considering hiring. In addition, it can help eliminate any unexplained gaps in employment. Basic employment verification typically includes dates of employment, job title, reason for leaving and eligibility for rehire. Hire Level will also inquire about salary history, punctuality and attendance, strong and weak points, performance, and whether appropriate notice was given. Clients may also request additional custom questions as necessary.


Education Verification

Most applicants are eager to supply college or continuing education information. This information may be misrepresented in order to receive more favorable consideration. Look for words like “attended” or “completed course work”, which implies possession of a degree when, in fact, this may not be the case.

Our default search product is the highest degree earned or last institution attended. However, we will gladly confirm all degrees earned and all institutions attended at a client’s request. High School Diploma verification is also available, as is GED completion. This verification includes dates of attendance, degree received and date of graduation.

Due to the proliferation of diploma mills, Hire Level always provides you with a school’s accreditation information at no extra charge for each U.S. post-secondary institution.


Professional License Verification

Many positions require an individual to have received specialized training, certification, or a professional license. License Verification reports typically include license type, issuing authority and dates of validity. For certain license types, disciplinary history may also be included.


Personal References

Personal references can provide helpful insight into a person’s work ethic and character. Reports typically include information regarding how long and in what capacity the reference has known the individual, as well as questions about their reliability, trustworthiness, and whether the reference would recommend the person for hire.



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Our 6-Factor Quality Commitment™

  • Hire Level begins by manually reviewing each and every order that we receive before we begin further research.  This simple but crucial step removes the instances of many data entry errors such as name order errors, misspellings, date or year of birth errors, etc.  If we are not sure, we will contact you immediately to verify that we have the correct information.  We want to get it right the first time – no sense in researching data that may be inaccurate or incomplete!
  • The next step is to then compare the provided information to an instant SSN Trace report.  This critical report reveals all names and aliases associated with your candidate’s SSN.  This again allows us to verify that the data you have provided us is indeed accurate.  The SSN Trace also provides a residence history that is invaluable in uncovering where your candidate has lived.  This is a fundamental building block in conducting a thorough criminal history search.
  • When database searches are requested by the client, we inspect the results thoroughly.  This allows us to determine which records belong to your candidate – and remove the ones that don’t.  It also signals where we should do some further research – including adding any locations or residences that the candidate may have conveniently forgotten to mention.
  • All possible database records are confirmed at the primary source of information before we release it to you.  That ensures that the information you are receiving is accurate, up-to-date, compliant, and actually belongs to your candidate.
  • All of our verifications are performed in-house.  We do not outsource this critical task or off-shore any confidential candidate data.
  • Before your results are delivered, they go through a 2-step quality control process.  All hits are reviewed by a records supervisor for accuracy, clarity and compliance with federal and state laws.