First Advantage to Acquire Sterling Check Corp. for $2.2 Billion in Cash and Stock. Learn More

First Advantage


First Advantage Launches New Screening Product that Significantly Reduces Turnaround Times

Verified! Allows Customers to Leverage Existing Education and Employment Data to Speed Up Background Screening Process

ATLANTA, July 31, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — First Advantage, a global leader in background check and drug screening solutions, today announced the launch of Verified!, a new verifications process that can significantly shrink turnaround times from days to minutes with the help of its FCRA-approved proprietary database.

Verified! leverages First Advantage’s existing education and employment dataset to confirm education and employment information. Backed by the power of 66+ million screens each year, Verified! significantly decreases customer turnaround time and allows customers to lock in candidates before they move on to other potential job opportunities.

First Advantage is currently running 12,000+ verifications per quarter through the system, and employment and education checks take only seconds to clear. Customers that have already benefitted from decreased time to hire include brands that rely on high volume hiring, such as those in the retail and staffing industries.

Kelly Services, a global leader in staffing, has already benefitted from Verified! Linda Bartalucci-Phelps, Director Screening & Compliance, shared, “The industry is ready for a product like Verified! Leveraging the power of existing datasets is key to moving the needle on background screening cycle time and cost, and we are excited to be a part of this game-changing effort.”

Any First Advantage customer can benefit from Verified!—but the solution will become increasingly robust as customers agree to contribute their confirmed data back to the overall dataset. This will decrease turnaround times further, and customers that participate will receive credits that they can apply to screening products and services.

To learn more, click here.

About First Advantage
First Advantage provides comprehensive background screening, identity and information solutions that give employers and housing providers access to actionable information that results in faster, more accurate people decisions. With an advanced global technology platform and superior customer service delivered by experts who understand local markets, First Advantage helps customers around the world build fully scalable, configurable screening programs that meet their unique needs. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, First Advantage has offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

To learn more, please visit

Background Check Resources

Trustworthy information to assist you with strategies that empower business growth, enlighten leadership and help you face the future with confidence.

Now Available!

2024 Trends Report Reveals Latest Insights

About First Advantage

Along the applicant journey and beyond, leading HR teams around the globe rely on First Advantage for screening, verifications, safety, and compliance. Striking the balance between tech and people, our innovations help you Hire Smarter and Onboard Faster.
People are at the Heart of Everything We Do

First Advantage is committed to environmental, social, and corporate governance initiatives.