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Background Checks

  • Background Screening for Senior Home Care

    Our aging parents deal with physical and sometimes mental declines that challenge their ability to completely take care of themselves on their own.  They don’t like the idea of moving out of their homes to a senior care facility.  How will they safely age at home, in a safe and happy environment? Today an estimated… Read more »

  • Do I need a release from the individual to get a nanny background screening report?

    Is a release necessary for a background screening report? YES! The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) requires that a potential employer obtain a signed release from a candidate prior to ordering the background screening report. You must agree that you understand and are adhering to this law when you submit your order. We advise that you... Read more »
  • Using Civil Courts Record Searches As Part of a Pre-Employment Screening Program?

    Civil suits for pre-employment screening purposes are filed when a plaintiff believes they are due restitution or compensation for a wrong done by a defendant. Civil searches are conducted at the upper level court in each jurisdiction requested. Although a civil court records search will cover lawsuits filed for damages, bankruptcy, personal injury etc. where… Read more »

  • What Does the Application Form Mean by Known Aliases?

    What does the application form mean by known aliases? Why do hyphenated last names incur additional costs? How do I order searches for candidates with hyphenated last names? An alias name or AKA (also known as) is any name that has been used by the candidate in the past. Life events such as marriage and… Read more »

  • Are records available for convictions prior to the age of 18?

    Are records available for juvenile convictions prior to age 18? Unless the individual was tried and convicted as an adult, records of convictions prior to  age 18 are unavailable when ordering a background check. Juvenile records are generally not open to the public.  Job applicants are not required to tell potential employers about these crimes

  • What about a senior caregiver or nanny credit report?

    Are you wondering, “What is the process for pulling a credit report for my nanny or caregiver?” NannyVerify regrets they cannot provide access to individual credit reports via their website. Families desiring a senior caregiver or nanny credit background check should contact a reputable credit reporting agency directly. Be advised, however, that all of the credit bureaus… Read more »

  • What else can a family do to verify the credentials of a nanny candidate?

    Need some more nanny background check help? The following are some suggestions for nanny credential verification. These are in addition to a professional caregiver background check. Have the nanny/care giver complete a formal nanny job application and either fax or mail it to you. Require that the nanny show you original documents confirming her identity: drivers… Read more »

  • Nanny Reference Checking: How and Why

    The nanny candidate has just left your home. The meeting went very well. You felt a connection, an instant bonding. You think, “Hurrah! I found the perfect nanny for my family!” You are ready to make an offer — or are you? Whoa! Stop right here! Never make an offer to any candidate without checking… Read more »

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