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Executive Screening Services

A background check from a professional firm such as Barada Associates can help you verify a potential employee’s information and determine if they’re the right fit for your company. Background screening is important for every role in your business, but when it comes to a leadership or executive-level position, you’ll want to be even more selective.

That’s why our team of experts provides intensive executive screening services for high-level position candidates. These checks go beyond basic competencies and verifications of academic and employment records to give you a deeper understanding of the applicant’s experience, trustworthiness, and potential for success in an executive role.

Contact Barada Associates today to take advantage of our executive background screening services.

What is an Executive Background Check?

Background screening is your company’s first line of defense in the hiring process, and pre-employment executive screening is the strongest shield in that line for high-level positions.

Whether you’re hiring a CEO, CFO, or managers for large teams, an executive background check provides highly accurate, in-depth information on candidates for your most prominent positions. Along with our standard education verification, criminal record checks, and drug and alcohol screening, our comprehensive screenings for executive candidates include:

  • Professional credential checks
  • Social media and internet checks
  • Sanctions and watch-lists
  • Professional reference checks
  • Federal, state, and county civil records checks
  • Political checks
  • Global and local media checks
  • Legal and ethical transgressions
  • Credit history checks
  • Performance issues and problems
  • Motor vehicle records
  • Dates of previous employment
  • Previous job titles
  • Why did the employee resign or were they fired? (if applicable)
    • Cause of employment termination

The Importance of Executive Screenings

High-profile positions are called such because they are the external face of your company. Much of your organization’s reputation rests on its appearance and behavior. As a result, you want to be extremely selective with whom you choose to fill these roles.

While a traditional background check can confirm a candidate’s identity and qualifications, an executive background screening can go beyond to ensure your potential new hire can handle the responsibilities of executive leadership and a professional public persona. It’s much more beneficial to find out a candidate is wrong for the role before you make an offer rather than after onboarding, as it can be costly to terminate high-level employees. Negligent hiring can also open up your business to litigation and a tarnished business reputation.

Contact Barada Associates to experience the benefits of our executive screenings first-hand.

Why Work With a Professional Background Screening Company?

While most states allow fairly extensive background screening for executive candidates, there can be some state and federal restrictions to what information an employer can access and how they can use it. 

For example, an employer who runs a social media check on a candidate to pinpoint red flags could inadvertently view information, such as religious affiliation, that could compromise a background check. This could be used as a reason to sue for employer discrimination. At Barada Associates, we are knowledgeable in the guidelines and regulations for all types of background checks across the country and can help your hiring manager or human resources team conduct legal and ethical screenings.

In most cases though, employers are protected as long as they follow legal requirements to obtain written consent to perform a background check, such as in the case of a credit history check.

While some information in an executive screening is gathered from public databases and online research, there are times when information sources may be legally limited in what they can disclose. In other cases, formal requests must be filed for more personal or financial record information. 

Our experts can also help minimize your risk of a lawsuit by following our proven practices for background screening while digging up some of the most hard-to-find information on executive candidates.

Contact Barada Associates for Executive Screening Today

Executive background screening is an important step in verifying key resume facts and qualifications for your most prominent positions. When you work with Barada Associates, we take your goals into account and make protecting your brand and reputation our top priority. Our team always delivers 100% accurate results in a timely manner, so you can fill senior-level positions with confidence and ease.

Ready to go to the next level of your hiring process? Contact Barada Associates today.

“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