Customized screening solutions for safe and productive workplaces.

For more than 25 years, ESS has been helping clients design, implement, and manage effective background screening and drug testing programs. We have a strong reputation for having operating flexibility and service responsiveness that appeals to a broad range of
clients in healthcare, education, staffing, retail, hospitality, manufacturing, energy, and transportation.

ESS operates nationally through a robust technology platform and U.S.-based service professionals. For the past five years, ESS has been ranked nationally as a top-tier provider for service and capabilities. Our size of targeted clients range from 1,000 to 125,000+ employees.

  • What You Get

  • How It Works

  • Results

  • Resources

What You Get

Customized Services

We tailor our background and drug screening solutions to create programs that match the individual needs and unique risk profiles of each client’s business.

Guided, Turnkey Integration

ESS Project Managers coordinate the entire process – from scope to testing to launch. Your integration is released per your specifications – often in less than five days – using our tested best practices

Service Certainty

Our U.S.-based Client Care representatives are available to speak with you directly and are cross-trained in all areas to provide rapid resolutions.

Smart Technology

ESS stays on the forefront of industry technology and trends to keep your screening processes their most efficient and effective. We are always innovating to improve turn times and ensure compliance.

Dedicated Partnership

Our client retention rate is over 98%, meaning you can be confident that you have a partner who is truly dedicated to delivering the best for your business.

Unmatched Expertise

ESS has nearly 30 years of experience in delivering trusted solutions to clients in multiple industries. Our team is committed to service, legal compliance, quality assurance, privacy, and security.

How It Works

Running background screenings is often the first line of defense for protecting your business.

Having a process in place allows you to make more informed hiring decisions, minimize workplace risks, and protect against negligent hiring.

ESS, powered by deverus, has created a bi-directional integration with Ultimate Software's UltiPro® Recruiting.

With just a few clicks, recruiters and hiring managers can initiate a pre-employment background check on candidates directly within UltiPro Recruiting.

Once a background check is initiated, information entered into UltiPro Recruiting is pre-populated in the background check form, reducing duplicate data entry.

Then, an email is sent to the candidates to provide any additional information and to obtain consent.

With seamless access and an interactive workflow for managing background screening requirements, our combined solution offers a fast, simple, and intuitive user experience for both applicants and HR staff, helping to reduce time-to-hire and increase your quality of hires.

Our solutions include:

  • Background Screening
    • Statewide, County, Federal, and National Criminal Searches
    • Sex Offender Checks
    • Social Media Searches
    • Civil Searches
    • Credit Reports
    • Motor Vehicle Reports
    • Employment, Education, and Professional License Verifications
    • Specialty & Industry-Specific Screenings
    • Social Security Reports
    • Pre-Employment Credit Reports
    • E-Verify and Electronic I-9
    • International Services
  • Drug Testing
    • Pre-Employment, Student, Random, and Reasonable Suspicion
    • Drug Testing Programs
    • Breath Alcohol
    • Physical Exams
    • DOT Drug Testing and Physicals
    • Audiograms
    • Respirator Fit
    • Tuberculosis Tests
    • Collection Locations in all 50 States and Internationally
  • Risk Management Services
    • Arrest Monitoring
    • Compliance Tracking
    • Driver Monitoring
    • Vendor Compliance Management
    • Sanctions Monitoring

Customer Results

Diversified Industry Corporation

"I did a cost comparison and found out that we could save about 30% if we went with ESS, and I would say that we've more than saved that. One of the best things about the system is that it does tell you when you need to run a state here or you only need to run a county, helping us to avoid all those extra costs."

Tara | HR Manager


ESS Resources

Navigating through the terms, choices, and laws of the screening industry can be overwhelming. ESS is committed to helping HR professionals learn best practices and make informed, compliant hiring decisions.

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ESS Blog

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HR? Check out the ESS blog for information put together by our expert team. Subscribe or search by
category to find topics relevant to your search.

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