Pre-Employment Background Checks

When hiring new staff, you want to be sure that they are a right fit for your company. Many businesses in the United States are now doing pre-employment background checks before hiring. These pre-employment background investigations are the new norm. People believe they can do these background checks on their own. This is because of social media and the internet. However, the info found isn’t always correct. As a result, you should hire the expert pre-employment background check help of Nighthawk.

We are a full-service background investigation company in California. Our pre-employment background checks are always exact. When you trust us for pre-employment background investigations, you know just what you are getting with each new hire. Call us today at Nighthawk for a FREE pre-employment background check estimate!

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Background Investigations

Pre Employment background checks are a very common practice today with new and old staff. However, they aren’t one size fits all. They range from company to company and change for different jobs. Some common reasons employers run background checks are

  • Safety – employers use background checks to check that the potential hire won’t be a threat.
  • Legal reasons – sometimes employers run background checks because they legally must, for example, for a government job.
  • Liability issues  – like safety, liability is also a common reason to run pre-employment background checks. You don’t want to blindly hire someone that has a history of liability.
  • Company fit  – they let employers get a sense of whether or not someone is a good fit for the company. They can use them as a way to see if their hire’s values match with the company and if they will fit in.

When it comes to pre-employment background checks we look into your potential hires’:

  • past work history
  • check for drug use
  • confirm identity
  • past criminal history
  • confirm education
  • and even their social media accounts

We will leave no stone unturned when running your company’s pre-employment background checks. Call us today and see why we’re the most trusted private investigative firm in the San Diego area!


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Pre Employment Investigation

No matter the size of your business, pre-employment investigations are a basic hiring habit. As a result of background investigations, you can avoid likely lawsuits and costly hiring errors. The days of easy reference checks and phone calls are gone. Because of security worries, work scandals, and workplace problems – pre-employment background checks are gaining popularity. Pre-employment investigations can help prevent lawsuits. You and your company can rest easy knowing you’ve covered all your bases when you use Nighthawk. We are insured and have California state Private Investigator licenses. We don’t take your needs lightly and we think our customers agree too! Corbin Grell had this to say about their experience with us here at Nighthawk, “ Great company, reliable and helped me right away. I would recommend them to anyone looking for an efficient investigator. Saved me money too.”

At Nighthawk, we aim to provide the expert services at great rates. We fit each pre-employment background check to fit your needs and within your budget. Have questions? Call us today at (858) 436-5286 for a FREE quote.

Our Locations

For your convenience, we have regional offices.
Serving all of Northern, Central, Southern California.

Northern California

Southern California

San Jose

Address: 2880 Zanker Rd, Ste. #203, San Jose, Ca 95134
Phone: (408) 603.1850 
(408) 432.7235

San Diego

Address: 12707 High Bluff Drive, Ste. #200, San DIego, Ca 92130
Phone: (858) 436.5286
(858) 794.1450

Laguna Hills

Address: 23046 Avenida De La Carlota, Ste. 600, Laguna Hills, Ca 92653
Phone: (949) 229.7292

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