Brief descriptions of services we commonly perform are given below. Please note that the thoroughness of our product comes not only from the results of individual searches, but from the hands-on analysis of all data gathered.
Final Reports reflect our analysts work with explanatory notes, highlighted information, and additional investigative detail to help clients understand candidate history and potential implications.
News Media Review & Analysis
This service can provide an understanding of a candidate’s leadership style, community involvement, public relations, and priorities. Our News Media Review sources draw upon over 28,000 specialized publications and 900 newswires in 200 countries and include 30 years of credible archived information.
Executive Protection Program
The selection of an executive is the beginning of a long-term investment that will mature and develop into an increasingly valuable asset. The Baker-Eubanks Executive Protection Program offers clients continuous support in validating the value of their investment. Please contact us at (866) 317-3832 to learn more about this service.
Personal and Professional Reference Checks
References provide valuable insight that may not be documented on public records, but which can reflect a candidate’s personality; leadership style; and impact on affiliated organizations, constituents and individuals. Individual references are contacted directly by our professionals, who are trained to obtain relevant information with focus on areas of interest or ambiguity, while maintaining strict confidentiality. Follow-up is performed to explain inconsistent or unclear findings. If necessary, we conduct research to obtain contact information for additional references not listed by the candidate.
Credit History & Review
Our clients appreciate our hands-on analysis of credit history data, which results in an easy-to-read and usable summary of information. We also provide a complete Transunion Credit Report. To view a sample of the Baker-Eubanks Credit History Review, please contact us at (866) 317-3832.
Educational credentials are one of the most frequently falsified pieces of information on senior-level resumes. This service provides verification of degrees earned, dates of award, and areas of concentration. When information inconsistent with the candidate’s resume is found, university department heads, deans and other qualified individuals are contacted to gather further information.
Certification & License Verification
Baker-Eubanks verifies certifications and licenses issued for a wide variety of industries and functions by accessing the most reliable and direct sources of information. Certification and license receipt and standing are verified. When warranted, information regarding the history and legitimacy of the issuing agency is also provided.
Postsecondary Institution Accreditation
In 2004, following the high profile resignation of a Department of Homeland Security executive who received a degree from an unaccredited university, Congress initiated an 11-month investigation of American diploma mills. Over 400 federal employees were found to hold credentials from 3 of the unaccredited institutions that cooperated with the investigation. These 3 institutions represent a fraction of the hundreds of unaccredited diploma mills and websites that offer degrees for a fee. This service provides verification that a candidate’s degree was received from an institution that is accredited by a qualified agency.
Academic Program Accreditation
Many universities have specific accreditation in various academic programs. Accreditation of relevant programs, (determined by the major of the candidate) the name of the accrediting agency, and the date of accreditation are documented.
Business Affiliation Review
Awareness of candidates’ corporate affiliations is becoming increasingly important in an environment of cross-border and cross-industry business interactions. This search identifies business affiliations such as officer, owner, Director, or registered agent positions.
Department of Motor Vehicle Driving Record
This service provides identification of violations, accidents, suspensions, revocations and DUI convictions. Results can reveal substance abuse problems and are cross-referenced to verify information used as input data in other searches. License information, such as expiration date, is also provided.
Social Security Number & Residence Trace
This search not only verifies a candidate’s identity, it is the most reliable means of identifying a complete address and name history. Baker-Eubanks analyzes the results of this search to identify locations of residence or aliases—such as maiden names, name variations, alternate spellings or former married names—that were not reported by the applicant. Jurisdictions and aliases identified are then incorporated as input data during our research to ensure accurate and thorough results.
County Courthouse Criminal Record History
Our researchers conduct on-site searches at county courthouses, where complete felony and misdemeanor records originate and are stored. County jurisdictions searched include all locations of residence, employment and education within at least the past 7 years. — and up to the past 30 years. Jurisdictions and names to be investigated are identified through review of both applicant-supplied information and analysis of supplemental searches
Federal Courthouse Criminal Record History
Record retrievers conduct on-site investigations at federal courthouses to reveal crimes violating federal law such as interstate or “white collar” crimes. All aliases and jurisdictions of residence, employment and education within at least the past 7 years are investigated.
Nationwide Criminal Record Search
This search is a multi-jurisdictional search used to “scan” for criminal activity occurring outside of jurisdictions where a candidate has resided or been employed. This search is best used as a tool to produce information that is then investigated further through on-site county courthouse research
Statewide Criminal Record Search
The completeness of statewide databases varies from state to state. In most states, this search is used to generate information about criminal activity in counties outside of a candidate’s residency and employment.
Upper & Lower Civil Court Record History
On-site record retrievers search complete upper and lower civil court records to identify involvement in non-criminal lawsuits. The search can reveal if a candidate has been the subject of dispute, or has been associated with organizations experiencing litigation. All names and jurisdictions of residence, employment and education within at least the past 7 years are investigated.
Federal Civil Court Record History
Through on-site district court research, record retrievers identify involvement in cases tried in federal civil court, such as those involving civil rights violations, interstate commerce, discrimination, and sexual harassment. All names and jurisdictions of residence, employment and education within at least the past 7 years are investigated.
National Sex Offender Registry Search
Baker-Eubanks recommends this service when screening for any position that will have contact with children. Jurisdictions searched include the 50 US states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam and participating tribes.
This service provides verification of position held, dates of employment, overall performance evaluation, and eligibility for rehire. Additional questions relevant to the position being filled may also be added. When possible, our professionals contact direct supervisors and follow-up is performed until all outlets of information are exhausted. If necessary, we conduct research to obtain additional contact information. When information inconsistent with the candidate’s resume is obtained, appropriate follow-up questions are asked.
Terrorist and Fugitive Search
This search cross-references the candidate’s information with forty-five national and international lists of individuals linked to terrorism or government watch lists.
Social Media Presence Investigation
The growing availability of online media demands additional due diligence investigation. At the same time, a corresponding increase in unvalidated and unfiltered information has led to greater government regulation. As a result, Baker-Eubanks exercises considerable care when identifying and using this critical media material. Working with a leading innovator in online investigation, Baker-Eubanks has designed a social media review that goes beyond the investigative requirements of the executive search process.
Additional services may be available at the client’s request. Please contact our COO, Amy Fagan at email@example.com, with questions.