Frequently Asked Questions

Why does my company need to be verified?

Because Sapphire is an FCRA-compliant, employment screening tool, we need to make sure that all our customers are using our services strictly for hiring purposes. By verifying that your company is a legitimate business, we can make sure all investigative background research on any individual abides by federal and state laws.

Why do I need to fill out a W9 form before running a background check?

Sapphire needs you to fill out a W9 so we can better determine the legitimacy of your business.

When will my employer verification be complete?

Employer verification can take anywhere from a few minutes to a few days depending on the accuracy and breadth of the information you provide. If your business is registered with your state™ Secretary of State office, then verification should take only a few minutes. Otherwise, our Member Services team will contact you about emailing, faxing, or mailing in a combination of your Doing Business As (DBA) certificate, business license, and Employer Identification Number (EIN) to complete the verification process.

Why choose SappHire?

SappHire is an extensive background investigation company with a goal of obtaining reliable, factual information through legal investigations. Our company operates on a statewide and national level, as we strive to effectively meet the needs of our clients in the timeliest manner. All background checks arethoroughly processed by our expert team, ensuring that companies of all industries are making optimal choices.

SappHire protects your company, ensuring that decisions are made with confidence. We work with companies from various industries all over the country, as we reassure you that providing your company with crucial information that helps you make sound and rational judgments when hiring Human resources managers should be fully aware of a potential employee’s employment history, social security number verification report, driving record and more.Those in the real estate business can benefit from this as well. Records such as sex offender registry status are deemed notable in this area.SappHire offers essential national records relevant to your specific needs!

What is a background check? Why should my company conduct them?

Background checks help employers minimize risk for their company and their employees. They provide varying levels of information, depending on the type of position and job duties. Job applicants, current employees, and volunteers may all be asked to submit background checks. For some positions, screening is required by federal or state law. As emphasis on security & safety in the workplace heightens, numbers of employment background checks dramatically increases. Some points to consider

when weighing the need for a background check include the following circumstances:

– Recent child abuse and abduction cases have resulted in new laws for almost every state, requiring criminal background checksfor those working with children. This move toward child protection now includes volunteers serving as coaches and troop leaders.

– Terrorist acts have resulted in heightened security and identity-verification strategies by employers. Both potential candidates and tenured employees alike are examined with a new eye following September 11, 2001.

– The Enron debacle and other corporate scandals have prompted a new degree of scrutiny in both professional and private life for executives, officers, and directors.

– Unfortunately, resume fraud is a reality employers must face. HR professionals are becoming more alert to this fact and are wary of accepting a candidate’s word at face value.

– Federal and state laws often require background checks for certain jobs. These positions include anyone working with children, the elderly, or the disabled.

– As the ‘information age’ has made it easier and less costly to conduct background checks, many employers find it more feasible to include screening in their hiring policy.

What information does Sapphire Background Check need to verify my business?

Sapphire uses the following information to verify your company:

  • EIN:Employer Identification Number.Help me find my EIN
  • STATE OF INCORPORATION:The state in which your company is registered for tax purposes.
  • DBA (DOING BUSINESS AS):The trade name or name under which your business or operation is conducted and presented to the world (if applicable).

Companies located in the states listed below will also be required to submit a business license as part of the verification process:

  • Delaware
  • Massachusetts
  • New Jersey
  • Rhode Island
  • Washington DC
  • West Virginia

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