Pre-Employment Background Checks: Hire Quickly, Hire Confidently.

You need to hire fast. But you also need to hire well. With our pre-employment background checks, you can screen applicants quickly and thoroughly and get the insights you need to make smarter hiring decisions. Sounds great, doesn't it?

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Our Pre-Employment Screening in Action

Thanks to our pre-employment screening services, Indiana Mentor is able to hire more confidently and reduce time-to-hire by 44% (not a typo).

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Good Egg's Approach to Pre-Employment Background Checks

With Good Egg, you don’t have to sacrifice pre-employment screening speed for accuracy. Our end-to-end-automated background check process makes it easy to get data on every relevant facet of your candidate’s history. And it’s all backed by our six-star customer service.


Confirm your applicant’s identity and protect your company from illegal activity with a wide range of pre-employment screenings on local, state, and national levels.

  • SSN trace
  • Country criminal records screen
  • State criminal records screen
  • Federal criminal records screen
  • National DOJ sex offender registry screen
  • Federal & country civil records screen


Make sure you’re hiring the most qualified candidate by confirming essential information through a quality pre-employment background check—from academic and professional experience to personal reputation and licensure.

  • Education verification
  • Employment verification
  • Professional reference interview
  • Professional license verification

Driver History

Be confident that you’re hiring the safest drivers with pre-employment screenings on license class, status, accident history, and citations.

  • Motor Vehicle Report
  • CDLIS Screen
  • PSP

Credit & Sanctions

In this pre-employment background check, we search over 200 data sources—from personal credit checks to federal fraud, bankruptcy, and international wanted lists—for added protection and peace of mind.

  • Credit Check
  • Healthcare FACIS Level 3
  • OFAC, OIG, plus hundreds of data check sources
  • Nationwide Federal Bankruptcy
  • And 1,000s of other databases

Personal Data Verification

Ensure that you’re building a legal workforce by confirming your applicant’s Social Security information and U.S. work eligibility through a quality pre-employment background check.

  • Consent-based SSN verification
  • E-Verify
  • Electronic I-9
  • Workers Compensation claim screen

Clinical Services

Maintain a safe and productive workforce by conducting pre-employment screening for recent drug use and ensuring that your employees are in good physical health to carry out their duties.

  • Urinalysis drug screen
  • Hair drug screen
  • Instant drug screen
  • Occupational health exam

Social & Web Screening

In this pre-employment screening, you'll get insight into potential cultural fit and protect your company’s reputation by searching your candidate’s online presence and on popular social media platforms.


  • News & web screen
  • Social media screen

Pre-Employment Screening Features & Benefits

  • Compliant: Local, state, and federal regulations and laws that govern pre-employment screenings are incredibly complex. We make sure everything is done in a legal and compliant manner.
  • Customizable: Choose what types of pre-employment screenings you want, and bundle the ones that make sense for your workforce. Consider continuous monitoring, which looks at employees' past, present, and future behaviors.
  • 6-Star Customer Service: Think real-time updates on outstanding screens, single points of contact (all US-based), and same-day callbacks.
  • Turbo-Charged Technology: Paper-based pre-employment background checks are so last century. Our technology is fast, accurate, and provides true transparency on outstanding screens.
  • 100% secure: Your candidates' privacy is essential and protected every step of the way.
  • PBSA-accredited: This is the gold standard in background screening accreditations.

Pre-Employment FAQ

How far back do background checks go?

When people ask this question, they’re usually referring to criminal background checks. As for the answer? It depends—and it's complicated. It depends on where the applicant lives and where they work. Some states say you can look back forever and report on everything, including arrest records. Other states say that you can only go back 7 years and report on convictions and pending cases. Still, other states say you can report on convictions, except in cases where the conviction was expunged or sealed. You can see why working with a reputable vendor who can deliver compliant pre-employment screenings is incredibly important. Learn more about 7-year "look back" rule in background checks.


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Also check out our post-employment background checks and ongoing monitoring:

Criminal Monitoring

It’s the gig economy where your employees have multiple jobs. Know when your employee has committed a crime so that you can take corrective action and prevent it from happening to your organization.
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Social Media Monitoring

Your employees represent your brand, so how they conduct themselves online matters. Our social media monitoring respects your people's privacy while making sure you're alerted about problematic behavior.
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MVR Monitoring

Anyone driving on behalf of your company could potentially put your organization at risk. Motor vehicle record (MVR) monitoring alerts you about suspended licenses and violations ASAP.
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Drug Monitoring

Drug users are 300% less productive. That's the bad news. The good news? Random drug testing has proven to deter drug use. By regularly monitoring drug use, you can build a culture of productivity.
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Experience a Better Way to Conduct Employment Background Screening

The best way to experience Good Egg's approach is by requesting a demo of our platform.
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