Employment Screening

Thirty percent of all small business failure is caused by employee theft. The average settlement for negligent hiring law suits is $1 million. The cost of replacing one $8 employee is $3000.

Wons® Background Investigations can protect you from these statistics. By using our 18 years of experience we can customize an investigation package that can meet any budget. Whether it’s for an entry level employee or top executive, a quality background investigation can protect you from hiring Mr. or Mrs. “Wrong.”

Our paperless feature makes it extremely easy to order background checks. It’s as simple as providing your applicant’s email address. We take care of the rest. The authorization statement and disclosure statements are electronically distributed and returned literally removing all paperwork from the process, while at the same time, documenting full compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

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Person Search

Also known as Social Security Trace, this search is the precursor of any criminal record search. By using the information maintained by the credit reporting agencies we are able to gather a list of addresses and previous names of your applicant. We then use this information to make sure your applicant is not hiding a record under an unreported name or place of residence.

Credit Reports

Instant Peer Reports that give you a measure of your applicant’s level of financial responsibility. Reports include the number of accounts, current delinquent accounts, previous delinquent accounts, public records, number of write-offs, collections, and bankruptcies. Recommended only for applicants applying for financial positions.

Educational Verifications

Used not only to see how qualified your applicant is, but more importantly to see if they are honest. If your applicant reported graduating from high school on their application, and we verify they did not, you have a dishonest applicant. If they lied to you to get their job, odds are they’ll lie to you to keep their job later on.

Employment Verifications

Find out your applicant’s real reason for leaving their last job. Did they give a proper notice, were there any complaints or reprimands, and are they eligible for rehire?

Reference Interviews

Allow us to track down those references for you. We know which questions to ask and how to ask them to gain the most insight into your applicant’s strengths and weaknesses.

County Criminal Court Searches

The backbone of a criminal record search. Tap into our expansive network of court searchers covering not only the entire country but most other civilized countries in the world.

State-Wide Police Repository Searches

Need a search that covers an entire state? This could be the one for you. This search is great in states where there are excessive court fees. When used in conjunction with the County Criminal Search, you will receive a level of redundancy that greatly improves the thoroughness of your investigation.

Federal Criminal Record Searches

An important search often neglected by most screening companies. If an applicant was convicted of a federal offense, it won’t show in the county courthouse or state repository. It will only be found through these district courts.

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Nation-Wide Criminal Database Search

A powerful, virtually instant multi-jurisdictional search of over 245 million state and county criminal records, including the Wisconsin Circuit Court Access (CCAP). This database is compiled from counties, Department of Corrections (DOC), Administration of the Court (AOC), and state sex offender registries from across the country. Also included in each search are national and international terrorism sources such as OFAC. This is an effective tool for discovering additional jurisdictions where criminal offenses may have occurred outside of an applicant’s indicated residential and employment address history.

Instant Driving Records

Instant driving records anywhere in the country. Find out if the person has an expired or revoked license before letting them drive that company vehicle. Also find out their history of violations, accidents, and suspensions.

Drug Testing

Tap into our nation-wide paperless substance abuse detection system. We find the closest collection site from your applicants’ home address and schedule the test for you. Best of all the results are integrated directly into your background investigation results.

Quick App

A paperless option for your screening process. Instead of typing in mounds of information you can instead email an online application to your potential employee. They will provide all the necessary information for the background investigation and actually sign the consent form electronically. This feature helps to cut down on data entry errors because the applicant enters the information directly and poor penmanship or illegible writing will no longer through off the background investigation results.

Other Services

Fair Credit Reporting Act Consulting, Wisconsin Caregiver Searches, Social Security Verifications, E-Verify, Professional License Verifications, and OIG Medicare/Medicaid Sanction Reports.