Employment screening services and background checks

Make more confident hiring decisions from the start

Hiring the right candidate for an open position can be difficult enough without worrying about potential fraud, theft, litigation, turnover, unjustified workers’ compensation claims, and wasted training. Paychex Background Check Services and Paychex Employment Screening Services can help.

  • Background checks and drug testing

    Hire potentially safer employees with background information about employee job history, qualifications, and experience, and drug testing as part of a drug-free workplace policy, all through our drug testing and background check services.

  • Get thorough employee screening results – fast

    There’s no time to waste during the hiring process. Our background check and pre-employment screening services search the most important sources quickly – and deeply – to help you get back to filling vital open positions.

  • Confidential access when you need it

    Get secure, 24/7 online access to your employee screening results and background checks, so management can make a confident hiring decision where and when it’s most convenient.

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Searches and testing available with Paychex employment screening services

  • National criminal database
  • Social security number verification
  • National sex offender registry
  • A-la-carte options to match your business needs
  • Form I-9 verification
  • Motor vehicle reports
  • Employment verification
  • Education verification
  • Drug testing
  • Healthcare sanctions

Why choose Paychex for screening and background checks

  • Quickly and easily check candidates’ backgrounds

    The Paychex Background Check Service can search the national criminal database and sex offender registry, verify social security numbers and prior employment, and display health care sanctions (FACIS* Level I) and limited motor vehicle reports.

  • Uncover in-depth screening results

    In addition to background checks, the Paychex Employment Screening Service includes Form I-9 verification and additional motor vehicle reports. It can also verify education, expand the review into health care sanctions (FACIS Level III), and it offers optional international screening.

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