Their past could be your future!  

Pre-Employment Screening: Is a necessary hiring practice to avoid lawsuits and costly hiring mistakes. A Pre-Employment background check is carried out by an employer for a number of reasons, though the major reason is the increase in the nuber of negligent hiring lawsuits being brought before the courts. However, employee screening in Texas has specific restrictions that all employers should be aware of. ASI Process SERV-US is here to help every step of the way.

  Does your potential employee really have a degree? Pre- employment screening can determine actual attendance dates, degrees or certifications they have completed. It can also provide specific information about employers they have worked for previously.

A positive selection for a position is the foundation of a company!

  • Do they have a questionable background?

  • Does the applicant really have the qualifications?

At ASI we perform background investigations for leading businesses and corporations, from high risk employment positions to the common employee that has everyday contact with consumers.  We can provide you with thorough and intensive background screening of prospective employees. Through interviews with former employers and review of records, we evaluate aspects of your prospective employees ability, character, credit, education, employment history, and criminal records where available. The resulting information is promptly provided in a confidential written report that allows you to make the precise hiring decisions. All of these services are FCRA compliant.

CONSUMER PROTECTION: Our job is to help employers find the best individual to safely and efficiently fill a position by researching their background history. Data integrity and security is vital to consumer protection. Government regulations and privacy are present concerns. We can help your company every step of the way. We take the time to educate our clients on the laws and regulations of employee screening.

LEGAL ISSUES: As a business owner you have a lot of responsibilities to your employee's and your consumers. These are legal issues that ASI can help you with:

  • Drivers Privacy Protection Act

  • Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act

  • State Investigator Licensing Laws

  • Fair Credit Reporting Act

Why Have Good Background and Pre-Employment Checks?

  • Risk Management

  • Asset protection

  • Credibility testing

  • Fiduciary responsibility

  • Experience/qualifications

  • Lifestyle/stability

  • Conflicts of interest

  • Drug Screening

Mitigating Liability

State and federal courts have long maintained that employers are legally liable for the actions of their employees. However, that liability is mitigated where the employer shows that they made a good faith effort to obtain information that was reasonably available and accurate.

ASI provides a wide array of background investigations and Pre-Employment Screening with proper checks. For the business owner, ASI can provide you the comfort, knowledge and proper forms to help make your employment screening more efficient and safe guarded. Knowing who works for you is important to all small business owners and large corporations. Assessing the Risk before damages occur, is the first step in the right direction.

Assessing Risk, Why? An employees' past performance predicts Future Behavior.

  • Studies suggest that 40% to 50% of resumes contain at least one inappropriate exaggeration or outright lie related to skills and past responsibilities. One in ten technology employment applications claim a degree or certification that they do not hold.

  • Approximately 15,000 sexual harassment cases are brought to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) each year.

  • According to the 2007 National Retail Security Survey, employee theft accounted for 49.8% ($17.2 billion) of all retail shrinkage, more than all other forms of shrinkage-related fraud combined.

  • According to a 2007 Centers for Disease Control report, each week in the United States, an average of 32 workers are murdered and 18,000 are assaulted while at work.

Applicants can hide:

  • The existence or circumstances of their criminal history

  • PAST employment problems

  • PAST personal problems

  • Past Drug problems

Applicants can be misleading to appear more:

  • Experienced

  • Educated

  • Qualified

  • Safe

  • Skilled

  • Honest

Applicant Fraud: (Definition): Intentional misrepresentation or omission of information on a resume or employment application or during an interview designed to impact the selection decision.

Cheap Background Checks can give you misleading results. Some of the disadvantages are:

  • 'Quick and Dirty' background checks without regard for customer's needs or expectations.

  • Take advantage of the customer's limited understanding of what they are purchasing.

  • Myth that a 'piece of paper in the files' will demonstrate due diligence.

  • Database-generated 'instant' checks (often sold as 'National' or 'Nationwide' checks for as little as $9.99) THIS IS IMPOSSIBLE AND NOT TRUE!

  • Limited jurisdiction coverage.

  • Varying degrees of accuracy, completeness and timeliness across jurisdictions.

  • Often used in the employment or tenant-screening context in violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

  • Limited-scope court checks (e.g., single county searches)

  • Ignore the fact that most people have lived in at least three counties in the last decade.

  • Trust the subject or requester to provide the correct identity and background information and their pre-employment forms.

  • Changes to dispositions are not updates or investigated.

Cheap background checks CREATE risk, rather than mitigate risk for investigators and clients. 


ASI Process SERV-US & Investigations LLC


10924 Grant Road, Suite 325 440 Louisiana St Ste 1130
Houston, Texas 77070    Houston, Texas 77002
(Toll Free)800-892-3208 (Toll Free)800-892-3208
Office: 713-225-0667 Office: 713-225-0667
Fax: 713-225-0676 Fax: 713-225-0676  

     T.D.P.S. License # C-15608 

T.D.P.S. License # C-15608