The 1990’s saw a dramatic increase in the amount of companies performing background checks. The emergence of negligent hiring lawsuits, rising employee fraud and theft, and violence in the workplace prompted companies to start pre-screening their employees (Pre-employment screening). With the increased demand for employment screening came an increased reliance on expensive private investigators or the few large employment screening companies available to provide these services. With such limited options available, the founding members of American DataBank while at their previous employers found themselves forced to use the few background check resources available. Unfortunately, they discovered that poor customer service, slow turnaround times and inaccurate data were rampant in the background check industry. In 1998, after having grown increasingly frustrated, the founders of American DataBank did the only thing they could do to fix the problems they were encountering: they set out to revolutionize the employment screening and background check industry.
Their goal was simple: create the first web-based employment screening system supported by world-class customer service. They started by recruiting top management from a diverse group of businesses such as
Law Enforcement, Human Resources, Healthcare, General Administration and Information Technology. American DataBank’s foundation was built on providing superior customer service, industry-leading turnaround times and accurate search results. American DataBank’s commitment to excellence has allowed us to become one of the Nation’s premier employment screening companies. Our clients range from small, local business to global Fortune 500 companies. American DataBank has remained on the cutting edge of the background check industry, as evidenced in their becoming a founding member of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS), the first organization of its kind.
From day one, American DataBank’s focus has remained on superior customer service, industry-leading turnaround times and accurate search results. Our tremendous client referral rate is concrete proof of this strong commitment. When ordering background checks through American DataBank, you can be confident you are working with the best in the industry.