Services

Thank you for taking the time to find out more about our extensive line of human resource products and services. GVS is your source for professional and accurate research information and can meet even the most demanding of your outsourcing expectations.

GVS specializes in assisting you with your employment needs. Our greatest service is our ability to provide you with raw management power. The opportunity for success and security within your organization is greatly enhanced once you take the steps to make a smart hire by finding out about your applicants before you hire. In fact, negligent hiring legislation throughout over half of the country now holds employers accountable for ensuring they have such management control. By making the decision to run a course of preventative maintenance and secure your company’s safety and foundation, you develop a staff that can perform with professionalism and heightened productivity.

At this point, you may be wondering, “How does GVS provide you with the solutions you need to succeed? Our power comes from our extensive service capacities. GVS is a full-service company, offering assistance in many areas of human resources including pre-employment screening, drug testing, employee evaluation tools, and consultation on a wide array of security issues. In addition, the introduction of our program places our services as close as your personal computer or fax machine. Designed to save you time and money, GVS-ONLINE provides you with a powerful research database and access tool.

We invite you to learn more about GVS by browsing through our web page filled with information regarding our selection of specific service capacities. If you have a question you need answered right away, feel free to contact us via e-mail. At GVS, we work with your needs in mind. We can custom tailor any of our services to fit your demands and are ready to process your requests today. Call now to find out more about the caliber of our clients and the wide span of industries served by our professionals.

GVS has earned a reputation for quality, reliability, and service by providing thorough and discreet employee background screening services at a reasonable cost. All areas of concern are covered and a wide array of services are as close as your computer or fax machine.

What Makes GVS Right for you?

Studies show that employers spend little or no time checking the statements applicants make on their applications. Some employers make only a few perfunctory calls to previous employers. Most make no calls at all.

That’s understandable. Most companies are unwilling to provide anything beyond a confirmation of employment dates and it seems a waste of time to call the personal references provided by the applicant. Checking public records for criminal convictions or Worker’s Compensation histories can be a monumental task if you don’t know where to start. Maintaining the appropriate data bases and on-line subscriptions required to obtain driver’s reports and credit profiles are tedious and expensive.

GVS is experienced in developing standardized nationwide screening for large companies concerned with multi-jurisdictional applications, and also meets the specific demands of the small business needing a hand while making hiring decisions. To protect you, we continually strive to stay abreast of changing legislation as it relates to employee hiring procedures and screening.

Education Verification

  • Verification of schools attended, degrees, diplomas, dates attended

Many positions in your company require a specific level of education. With GVS, you do not have to take the applicant’s word regarding his or her education level. GVS has a staff ready to verify schools attended, diplomas, degrees, certificates and dates of attendance. Although some requests may be completed by telephone, others require a written or faxed request. When transcripts are not required, an educational verification provides a quick confirmation. Additional charges may be incurred for the following services: transcript fees, registrar fees, language line, premium time calls, international long distance or any additional expenses incurred in retrieving the education information you requested. Turn around time is from 24 hours to 2 weeks depending on the school’s procedures. Please provide the applicant’s name and information requiring verification. A signed release from the applicant is required in most cases.

Employment Reference

  • Verification of dates of employment, salary, reason for termination, eligibility of rehire, etc.

Many applicants do not provide accurate information related to the hiring decisions. Our staff is trained in the skills of interviewing techniques, approaching employers, and evaluating responses to determine whether further inquiry into a specific area is necessary. Upon request, we can help develop a specific list of questions that pertain to your particular industry or situation. All information is returned in a easy to understand format. Additional charges may be incurred for the following services: 900 verification, language line, premium time calls, international long distance or any additional expenses incurred in retrieving the education information you requested. Please provide the applicant’s name and any relevant information that needs verification. A signed release may be required, depending on the employer being notified.

Credit Report

  • Credit History
  • Previous Employers
  • Previous Addresses
  • Confirms Applicant’s Identity
  • Confirms Social Security Number’s Validity

A credit history will reveal several bits of information: the applicant’s financial history, previous employers, and past addresses. This important information can be verified against the information provided by the applicant. GVS processes credit reports immediately and those reports are returned to you within 1 1/2 hours (when using our online service). GVS currently provides credit reports from Trans Union and will soon add Equifax and Experian (formerly TRW). Please provide the applicant’s name and social security number. A signed release is required from the applicant.

Motor Vehicle Records

  • Driving Record
  • Arrests and Convictions
  • Previous Addresses

Motor Vehicle Records are available on a nationwide basis in all states. Since driving records indicate arrests and convictions for driving while intoxicated, or a history of reckless or irresponsible behavior, you may be able to uncover applicants with substance abuse and/or other behavior problems. This report also provides other known addresses where the applicant has lived, (which may or may not be omitted from the application). This information is vital to your hiring decision. Normal turnaround time is 24 to 48 hours. Please provide the applicant’s name, Driver’s License number, date of birth (D.O.B.) and the state where the license is to be checked.

Social Security Trace

  • Confirmation of Applicant’s Identity
  • Confirmation of Social Security Number’s Validity

This report provides important information regarding the identity of the applicant. It verifies whether or not the social security number given by the applicant is valid, whether or not it belongs to the applicant, and/or any other people who have used this number. Additional information may be provided at an additional cost. This request is processed immediately by GVS and is available within 1 1/2 hours (when using our online service). Please provide the applicant’s name and social security number. A signed release is not required.

Criminal Conviction Records Search

  • Felony convictions
  • Misdemeanor convictions (most cases)
  • Federal U.S. District Court Records

Criminal conviction record searches are available in three to seven year increments depending on the county and/or state. Criminal records are available in every county within every state. If necessary, information can be returned immediately; however, normal turnaround time is 48 to 72 hours. GVS conducts either a physical on-site or a direct on-line search from each courthouse. This enables us to provide the most accurate and up-to-date information available. Some states offer statewide searches, which are also available upon request. To request a criminal conviction record, please provide the applicant’s name, date of birth (D.O.B.), social security number, and the city/state or county you wish us to search. A signed release is not required.

Workers’ Compensation Records Search

  • Reported claims of injury

Some people make a living off of Workers’ Compensation claims. Other applicants may apply for a job requiring physical exertion, knowing his or her physical limitations and can be susceptible to injury. The Workers’ Compensation Report provides a history of the employee’s work related injuries as filed by past employers and may include dates of claim(s), nature of injuries and whether the claim was upheld or denied by the state authority. Please provide the candidate’s name, social security number, date of birth (D.O.B.), and indicate the state to be searched. This report requires a signed release from the employer and can only be requested after an employment offer has been made to the candidate.

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Additional Searches Available

Asset Check

  • Complete Name
  • State To Search
  • Date of Birth
  • Social Security Number
  • Current Address
  • Previous Addresses
  • Name of company owned and address of company

Bankruptcy Search

  • Complete Name State to Search

Business Credit Report

  • Name of Business
  • Address of Business

Personal Reference Check

  • Complete Name
  • Social Security Number
  • List of References

Professional License Search

(Available in California only: Accountancy; Acupuncture; Animal Health Tech; Architects; Behavioral Science; Cemetery Board; Chiropractors; Collection Agency; Cosmetology/Barber; Dental Auxiliaries; Dental Examiners; Dispensing Opticians; Landscape Architect; Medical; Nurses (Registered); Nursing Home Administrator; Optometry; Pharmacy; Physical Therapists; Physician Assistant; Podiatrists; Private Investigators; Psychiatric Tech.; Psychologists/Elec. & Appliance Repair; Engineer & land surveyor; Funeral directory; Geologist & Geophysicists; Hearing aid dispenser; Home furnish & thermal insul; Home furnish (dry cleaning); Respiratory care; Shorthand Reporters; Speech/Audiology; Structural pest; Tax preparer; Veterinary; Vocational nurse)

  • Complete Name or Business Name
  • County or City Name

Life Insurance

  • Complete Name
  • Social Security Number
  • State to be searched

Secretary of State Search

  • Complete Name or Business Name
  • State to be searched
  • Business Address

Civil Record Search

  • Complete Name
  • Social Security Number
  • Address
  • County to be searched

Employment and Earnings

  • Original signed release from the applicant
  • Complete Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Social security number
  • Years to be searched

Consumer Public Filings

  • Complete Name of Business Name
  • State to be searched

Fictitious Business Name Filing

  • Complete Name or Business Name
  • County to be searched