A background check is a process used by individuals, companies, or organizations to verify a person’s identity, history, and qualifications. It can encompass a variety of checks, including criminal records, employment history, education credentials, and credit reports. The primary purpose of conducting a background check is to ensure the safety and integrity of a workplace, community, or any other environment by confirming the accuracy of an individual’s provided information and assessing any potential risks associated with them.

In many instances, background checks are a standard procedure for employment, tenant screening, or any situation where trust and security are paramount. They provide a comprehensive view of an individual’s past, helping decision-makers to make informed choices. Whether it’s hiring a new employee, renting out a property, or even online dating, background checks serve as a valuable tool in making safer and more informed decisions.

EDIFY Background Screening is a professional background screener and FCRA-compliant consumer reporting agency (CRA) offering background checks for employment, tenancy, and volunteering—individuals and organizations use our screening services to make informed decisions about job candidates, employees, tenants, and volunteers.