Identity Checks for Safer Hiring
Because people aren’t always who they say they are.
The average American will use 3 different alias names throughout their lifetime.
The average American is expected to move 11.4 times in their lifetime.
A large amount of criminal record data can only be retrieved with exact name matches. The use of nicknames or abbreviated names can be a way for candidates to hide their criminal past.
Eliminate the Uncertainty
Identity verification is often the first step in the background screening process. Not only does a comprehensive identity check verify name, date of birth, and social security information, but it also uncovers aliases as well as address records that help to paint a full picture. This information can be used to uncover buried criminal data and cross-reference records that would otherwise be difficult or impossible to tie to the responsible party. While identity screening reports don’t include financial or criminal data, they provide the initial insights necessary to help you know who you’re hiring, making them a key component to any comprehensive screening solution.
A Common Misconception
It’s commonly thought that background checks somehow verify a candidate’s identity automatically. In reality, verifying an individual’s identity isn’t always so simple. The information received from the candidate such as name, date of birth, and social security number is used as a reference to verify and screen out large amounts of data pulled from information repositories. Our expert researchers leverage technology as well as their expertise in order to refine this data and return complete, accurate results.
Balancing Security and Speed
Whether your candidate’s report includes identity information, criminal data, verifications, or drug-test results, you can always trust Peopletrail to provide you with accurate, compliant information.