Background checks for employment

Determine if candidates are a good fit for your company with our flexible suite of solutions for employment background checks, which include drug testing and medical screening.

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Make more informed decisions

Hiring the wrong people can be costly and put your workplace at risk. According to a 2018 survey of more than 2,100 human resource professionals, respondents cited “improving the quality of hires” and “protecting employees and customers” as the top two reasons they conducted employment background checks.1

Backed by more than 30 years of experience, ADP® Screening and Selection Services (ADP SASS) offers a full suite of background screening products, including fully integrated global solutions, drug testing and medical screening services, that feature:

  • All-in, no-hidden-fees pricing
  • Rigorous compliance standards
  • Integration with top applicant tracking solutions
  • Customization to support your industry's and organization’s unique needs

“For mid-level employees, it costs upwards of 150 percent of their annual salary to replace them.” Employers Council, 2017.

Reduce your time-to-hire

Accelerate your hiring process with automation from ADP to help you get timely and accurate employment background check results. ADP’s screening reports:

  • Leverage our proprietary sourcing methods, such as real-time access to data and a network of on-site research professionals
  • Incorporate federal and state reporting rules
  • Can be integrated with your hiring policies, so you can easily see which results meet your policies and which need additional review by your team

Get accurate, relevant, usable information

With our specialized screening tools, sources, processes and proprietary methods, you’ll get accurate and thorough information. To help ensure your report is actionable, we apply strict data privacy and security procedures, and continuously vet and test our data sources. Plus, our dedicated compliance team stays up-to-date on federal, state, and local regulations, including guidance from the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

Our thorough reports can include:

  • Social Security number verification
  • Criminal background and government registry searches
  • Employment and education verification
  • Credential/license verification
  • Professional verification
  • Credit reports
  • Drug testing and medical screening

“44% of screens uncover discrepancies between the information reported by a reference and candidate.” — ADP’s Screening and Selection Reporting, 2016.

“Across all regions, companies consistently cite the top three benefits of background checks as: better quality of hires, more consistent safety and security, and improved regulatory compliance.” HireRight Global Spotlight Report, 2018.

Need help with global screening?

Whether you have locations outside of the United States or hire foreign nationals in the United States, we perform millions of employment background checks in over 170 countries each year for companies of every size.

You’ll get a dedicated global services team, a solution configured to your requirements and one system for both your domestic and global screening needs. Offering truly exceptional client support, the team is ready to help you with simple but powerful technology solutions that work for your country, subject to country-specific data-privacy and reportability laws.

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Simple and easy integration

Take advantage of our modern, responsive interface to easily accomplish your employment background check tasks, such as reviewing a candidate’s screening results or monitoring the status of multiple screenings.

You can also make your hiring process even more efficient by integrating with ADP’s recruiting management or applicant tracking systems (we also integrate with many non-ADP applicant tracking systems).

Learn more about how we can help you with talent acquisition, talent management, or see a full list of ADP solutions.

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1. survey called “Employers Universally Using Background Checks to Protect Employees, Customers, and the Public,” 2017.