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Background Screening

Comprehensive Background Screening Services

Securing the right information is essential to identifying the best candidate. Protect your business from poor hiring decisions and ensure you hire qualified talent.

Types of Background Checks

As a full-service professional employment screening company, Barada Associates is able to offer your business a wide variety of employee background check and pre-employment background check services, including:

Employment Verification

Do you know the right questions you can legally ask candidates to verify employment history? Imagine a world where your hiring managers and direct reports have accurate, reliable employment verification data of all potential hires. Our employment verification services can provide you job titles, dates of employment, and past salaries of all previous employers.

Academic Verification

Academic verification checks reduce the risk of hiring unqualified and untruthful candidates. Our academic verification services confirm your candidate’s credentials by verifying certificates, diplomas, degrees, and more. Don’t let a candidate slip through with misleading or inaccurate educational information.

Criminal History Checks

No matter your industry, knowing whether or not a candidate or current employee has a criminal record is essential. Proper due diligence in-depth results that are cross-checked and verified. Our criminal history checks ensure you receive a rigorous criminal history report to help keep your business safe.

Drug & Alcohol Testing

There’s a lot to navigate when it comes to pre-employment and current employee drug and alcohol testing. Our substance abuse screening services help reduce workplace accidents by promoting a no tolerance environment. We partner with reputable national laboratories to process multiple types of tests.

Professional Skills & Cognitive Assessments

After reference checking, appropriately implemented skill and behavioral assessments can become the next most important tool for determining “fit” for the position. Professional skills and cognitive assessments can help you further identify whether candidates possess the temperament for management, sales, employee supervision or other job responsibilities.

Industry-Leading Experts for 40 Years

Since 1979, we have offered our clients the highest level of background screening customer service, legal compliance, and ease of process. Our client-centric team has been helping companies make successful personnel decisions using employment background screenings, pre-employment screenings, and background checks for 40 years.

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Access Your Background Screenings Online, Anytime

Once you have an established account, services are available through our web-based order, retrieval and status update production site called Barada Online. All of our services can be ordered easily through this user-friendly online system. Completed orders are retrieved online or delivered automatically by email. While the online service promotes quick turnaround times and ease of process, our first priority is still prompt and personal customer service.

Securely Share Data with Leading HRIS, ATS, LMS

We know that mistakes are expensive and manual data entry is time consuming. That’s why we’ve been working with our key clients and satisfied customers to develop an automated process for delivering accurate data into the right system at the right time while reducing human capital costs across the board.

Our custom API for Barada Online connects to the following platforms:

  • ADP Recruiting Manager
  • HRSmart
  • iCIMS
  • SilkRoad OpenHire
  • Taleo Business Edition
  • Taleo Enterprise
  • Salesforce

Our Partners

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When Is The Best Time to Perform a Background Screening?

As legislation surrounding the “Ban the Box” movement and other hiring restrictions continues to roll out, employers are increasingly uncertain of the most appropriate time to conduct applicant background checks. Historically, the most logical approach—and the one that affords the companies the most protection against “bad hires”—has been to conduct them as soon as candidates advance past initial resume evaluation. Now, that approach may cause organizations to violate applicable federal, state or local laws.

Overall, best practices still dictate screening as soon as possible, so companies with no locations that have applicable Ban the Box or other prohibitions can consider early screening in all situations. For firms that may be impacted by laws or ordinances that restrict the timing or usage of background checks, determining when to perform hiring screens in a manner that is both legal and in the company’s best interest requires careful consideration.

Ban the Box/Fair Chance Laws by State

Our background screening services all follow federal, state, and local laws. View the full list of Ban the Box/Fair Chance Laws by State.

“We wanted an organization that had innovative and effective ways to improve the screening process. The staff at Barada have been very responsive. They understand how their services can assist us and will suggest creative solutions that meet the needs of the Archdiocese. We have been impressed with everyone from the human element on down.”

Ed Isakson, Human Resources Director, Archdiocese of Indianapolis