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May 5, 2014 | The Canadian Professional Sales Association lock

To avoid unpleasant surprises down the road, it is important to perform due diligence on prospective vendors and suppliers.

A background screen should include a search of past addresses, civil and bankruptcy records, credit reports, criminal records, driving records, education and employment histories, liens and judgment histories, media coverage, professional licenses and certifications.

In order to perform this type of search, you need to secure the vendors′ or individual′s permission to perform this type of check.

There are several firms in Canada and the United States that provide international background screening services. They include: 

HR Plus
HR Plus Corporate Headquarters
8745 West Higgins Road, Suite 110
Chicago, IL 60631
Toll-free: 800.955.3575

HR Plus offers more than 50 distinct screening products and services.

Background Screening Division Headquarters
100 Centerview Drive
Suite 300
Nashville, TN 37214
United States
Toll-free: 800.697.7189
Phone: 615.320.9800
Fax: 615.320. 9916

Firm offers a wide range of services including background checks, substance abuse testing, and other employee screening to reduce risk for companies and employers.

Garda Global
36 Scarsdale St North York
Toronto, ON M3B
Telephone: 416.915.9500

Garda Global is a physical security, consulting and investigation, pre-employment screening, and cash handling firm in North America. Garda has 24 Canadian offices along with operations in Europe and the United States.

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