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    12 days ago

    We're #1! Thanks for reinforcing we are the most trusted background screener! #HR

    Top 15 Background Check Services 2015

    By BizBrain HR Technology Editors Posted February 2015 In this article, we share our picks for the top 15 background check services available in 2015. Employers have so many things to worry about these days. Hiring a person for a job for which they are not qualified can lead to a negligent hiring lawsuit.

  • First Advantage update
    27 days ago

    Is That Degree Bogus?

    Is That Degree Bogus?

    Online education has emerged as a rapidly growing industry and a viable alternative to traditional 'bricks and mortar' institutions. Bringing education within reach for many, the benefits are lower costs, greater convenience and flexible scheduling for today's busy lifestyles. The Internet has also spawned a worldwide problem - the so-called 'diploma mills' issuing fake or worthless degrees.


First Advantage – Why Work For Us?

Make finding and retaining the right people easier with First Advantage. Our industry-leading screening searches and services provide the insights to reduce your risk while dramatically improving the quality of your talent and the reliability of your renters.

Consider the advantages:

• We help you protect your organization’s reputation by keeping you compliant and identifying risk associated with the individuals you screen.

• Our products are supported by service excellence, compliance updates and best practices allowing you to drive efficiencies into your screening process.

• We lead the industry with global data access and advanced analytics to help you make the right decisions.

As the trusted partner of over 45,000 organizations worldwide, we at First Advantage provide easy-to-understand background screening results so you can confidently make decisions about prospective employees, vendors and renters. Not only does this safeguard your brand, but you also arrive at dramatically better background insights – insights you can rely on. It’s time to partner with First Advantage.

Now in 25 locations, 12 countries and conducting over 23 million international background screens annually. We are your First Advantage.

Bring your talent and skill to a place where you are a true, contributing member of a high-functioning team, working for a global leader in the industry. With offices throughout North America, EMEA and Asia Pacific, we are always looking for high-caliber professionals who will give our clients the care they deserve, backed by the strength of our years of expertise and complete suite of talent acquisition solutions.

First Advantage Reviews

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    Current Employee - Global Client Director
    Current Employee - Global Client Director

    I have been working at First Advantage full-time (Less than a year)

    Positive Outlook
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    Over the past 2 years this company has experienced tremendous growth (via acquisition) and change (processes and technology). I recently joined the company from a competitor and it looks like they are at a place of stability, strong leadership (the best in the industry) and have a strong vision and the right folks to make it happen. At this point in their evolution, the company is truly focused on the client from the CEO down. Lots of resources and people willing to jump in and help. Work life balance exists - YEAH.


    A lot of folks are new, process and technology are new resulting in some painpoints.

    Advice to Management

    You have the right folks in place to contunue growing and being the dominating market leader, keep the communication and vision flowing.

First Advantage Interviews

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    Contact Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Indianapolis, IN
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at First Advantage (Indianapolis, IN).


    Interview consisted of very basic, standard interview questions and actually turned into more of a casual conversation. I believe the purpose was to simply see if I would be a good fit not just for the job but for the team.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me something about yourself and your career progression.   1 Answer

First Advantage Awards & Accolades

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Best Background Check Services (1) , Biz Brain, 2015
100 Fastest Growing Companies , Fortune, 2008

Additional Info

Headquarters Atlanta, GA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 2003
Type Company - Private
Industry Business Services
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year

First Advantage provides comprehensive background screening, identity and information solutions that give employers and housing providers access to actionable information that results in faster, more accurate people decisions. With an advanced global technology platform and superior customer service delivered by experts who understand local markets, First Advantage helps ... More

Mission: Transform the way our clients manage their people and partner trust decisions.

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