Our Services

Careful, thorough research provides a comprehensive look at an applicant's strengths, weaknesses, red flags, and personality traits – all detailed in Merit Profiles' easy to understand, user-friendly reports. Specialized reports are also available.

Personal Information Verification

Verify Credibility

Criminal History Verification

Social Security Number Tracing

Much more than a simple identity trace, this search may also reveal:

Driver's History

This search will reveal driver's license status, address (in some states), and driving violations such as driving with suspended license or under the influence, no proof of insurance, and speeding.

Workers Compensation Record

Use of Workers Compensation Records is limited and claims alone cannot be used as a reason for not hiring someone.

If following a "conditional offer of hire" a check reveals physical limitations that are job related, you may be able to rescind the offer. Use of these records is limited and should be done with approval of legal counsel

Drug Testing

With over 2,000 collection sites nationwide, Quest Diagnostics is Merit Profiles' contracted drug screening provider. The standard drug test is a 10-panel test of the most commonly used drugs. The test also identifies any additives in the samples placed there to influence the results. We supply you with pre-printed Custody and Control Forms for your applicants and provide you with the collection site closest to you. Held in strictest confidence, the forms are pre-coded to ensure the information is sent directly to Merit Profiles and the results are included in your completed report.

Education Verification

False dates of attendance, false degrees, and even false institutions have been revealed in this important search. This search will also reveal information regarding years attended and degrees obtained.

Employment History Verification

This search reveals such crucial items as the reporting of false jobs, discrepancies in dates, and inaccurate or embellished job titles or salary. This search can reveal a candidate's hiring or re-hiring potential.

Professional License Verification

Verifying a professional license can be one of the most important steps in a background. These could range from teaching credentials to nursing licenses. There are a variety of state and private sources for this information.

Registered Sex Offender Check

Based on Megan's Law each state maintains databases of convicted sex offenders, who by law must register. The advantage of this search is that it is state-wide so even if a specific county level criminal check was not made the information could be discovered.

Criminal Records Search

These critical searches reveal felonies and misdemeanors – which can include: drug possession, kidnapping, conspiracy to distribute narcotics, assault and robbery, as well as terms of probation and sentencing information. Criminal records searches generally go back seven years and may be conducted at both the federal and county levels. In some cases, statewide searches are available.

Government Watch List

The U.S. Treasury Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) is the most important of these lists. This list identifies those individuals and/or companies that are owned or controlled by terrorist or drug dealers. U.S. citizens are generally prohibited from dealing with people or companies identified on this list. This list will also include the FBI Most Wanted, and Interpol Most wanted.

National Database Criminal Check

This search casts a large net over millions of criminal related records in privately maintained databases nationwide. These databases vary greatly in completeness and accuracy and should not be considered a thorough criminal record check. It is best used to supplement a county level criminal record search.

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