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Background ChecksFor Small Businesses

Background Checks
For Small Businesses

Fast, affordable, and accurate employment screening when you need it.

More than 100,000 employers have trusted GoodHire for their employment screening needs.

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Easy To Get Up & Running In Minutes

  • Automated company credentialing
  • 100% paperless
  • User friendly for you and your candidates
  • Mobile-optimized
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Background Check Package
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Screen faster

Easy-To-Understand Results,
Delivered Fast

Hire and onboard candidates faster with automatic notifications, easy to review results, and clear record details.

  • Industry-Leading Turnaround Times
    90% of nationwide criminal checks returned <1 minute
  • Intuitive Dashboard
    Built-in guidance makes it easy to take action
  • 24/7 Access
    Review candidate results anywhere, any time, on any device
GoodHire desktop and mobile dashboard show easy-to-read background check results

best fit for small businesses

Complete Packages, Reliable Results,
Affordable Prices

Pre-bundled packages, starting as low as $29.99, are designed for the needs of small businesses and their hiring needs, and include the most common background screens.

  • Basic Package Includes Most Important Checks
    Returns results fastest, often almost instantly
  • Results You Can Trust
    Industry-leading dispute rates at <0.1%
  • Full Suite Of Screening Services
    Add-ons are available to meet your unique screening requirements
GoodHire's dashboard makes it easy to select background check packages for small business

exceptional service

Need Help Along The Way?
Free US-Based Customer Support

  • FCRA-certified support team is available for you and your candidates
  • Phone, live chat, and email | M-F 8am – 8pm ET
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User-friendly application, outstanding customer service. When I have a problem, I can email or call directly and get a quick turnaround time on a resolution.

Peace of mind

Automated Compliance Is Built In

Compliance can be complicated. GoodHire makes it easier with built-in automated compliance features designed to help you comply with the FCRA, EEOC, and ban-the-box laws.

  • Built-in FCRA consent, with option to use your own forms
  • Integrated automated adverse action workflow accounts for federal, state, and local laws, even when they conflict, so you don’t have to be a compliance expert
  • Included at NO EXTRA CHARGE
GoodHire follows FCRA, ban the box, and EEOC compliance laws


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What is the process from signup to background check results?

When you sign up for GoodHire, you provide some basic information we use to verify that your business is legitimate. Once verified, you can begin running background checks by selecting a pre-bundled package and any additional services you need during checkout. We’ll ask for the legal name and email address of your candidate or employee, and that’s it. We gather all remaining information and consent directly from the candidate, unless you choose to provide this information yourself. You can view the results as soon as they’re ready. (Turnaround time varies depending on the types of screens included in the background check you ordered.)

Once I sign up and order, how long until the background check starts?

The FCRA requires that we verify your business before we run any background checks for you. We make it easy, and you only have to do it once.

To make the process go quickly, be sure to have the following information ready at signup:

  • The legal registered name of your company, as well as the DBA (Doing Business As)
  • Your Employer Identification Number (EIN)
  • Your work email address

Once we have verified your company, we’ll send an email to let you know. Once we have all of the candidate information and consent from your candidate, your background check will begin processing right away.

What information do you need to run a background check on my candidate?

To start a background check, you only need to provide us with your candidate’s legal name and email address. We’ll take care of the rest.

We email your candidates a link to a secure site where they can provide the rest of the information we need: Social Security number, date of birth, and current home address. Our digital consent process, with built-in electronic signature, keeps the entire process quick, easy, and accurate.

Of course, you can collect the candidate information yourself, if you prefer.

How long does a background check take?

Delivery times for our background checks vary depending on the type of searches run. The Basic Check returns results fastest— often almost instantly—because it searches online databases rather than physical records at a county courthouse. Other searches, like the County Criminal Court Search, may take longer due to the depth of the search. Some add-ons, like Employer and Education Verifications, can take up to five days to complete.

We let you know the estimated delivery time on every background check you order, and we return the results as soon as they’re available. That means you can see the results of the Nationwide Criminal Databases Search, for example, even if Employer Verification isn’t yet complete. 

Keep in mind: The first time you order a GoodHire background check, we must verify that your company is a legitimate business, as required by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The verification process typically takes less than 24 hours—often as little as one hour—depending on the age of your business and the completeness of the information you provide at signup.

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