Minimize risk. Maximize results.

ESS provides background and drug screening solutions in all 50 states through a secure technology platform and domestically-based service professionals. A founding and fully-accredited member of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS), ESS is also Nationally Accredited for Administration of Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs (NAADATP) by DATIA, certified WBENC, and consistently recognized on the Inc. 5000 and HRO Baker’s Dozen lists. Since 1994, ESS has provided high-touch care to help companies minimize risk and maximize results.

  • What You Get

  • How It Works

  • Results

  • Resources

What You Get

Effective Screening Services

ESS is dedicated to protecting companies and their employees with extensive background screenings and drug testing services that are affordable, improve time-to-hire, reduce turnover, and limit liability.

Turnkey Integration

Streamline your screening process with our standard, turnkey integration with Ultimate's UltiPro® Recruiting, so you can save time, eliminate duplicate data entry, and hire with confidence.

Service Certainty

Fast, reliable, and a devotion to personal service you simply won’t find elsewhere, with ESS you can be certain that you have a partner who is truly dedicated to providing the best for your business.

Advanced Technology

Technology changes quickly, and ESS stays on the forefront to keep your screening processes up-to-date and effective, improve report turnaround time, and stay ahead of regulatory and industry standards.

Data Security

ESS ensures your company and employee data is protected on all media, during all phases of its lifecycle, from unauthorized or inappropriate access, use, modification, disclosure, and/or destruction.

Trusted Expertise

Accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners and the Drug and Alcohol Testing Industry Association, ESS is recognized industry-wide for expertise and professional standards.

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 such as theft, fraud, abuse and violence, 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 solution offers a fast, simple, and intuitive user and applicant experience to help you increase workplace activity, reduce your time to hire, and increase your quality of hires.

Our solutions include:

  • Background Screening
    • Criminal
    • Verifications
    • Specialty Specific Screenings
    • Industry-Specific Screenings
    • International Services
  • Drug Testing
    • Alternative Methods
    • Electronic Registration
    • DOT
  • Electronic I-9

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 you understand risk management and security processes, your obligations, and compliance issues.

Browse ESS resources.

ESS Blog

Looking for thought leadership, best practices, and industry trends on background screening and related HR news? Check out the ESS blog, and search by category to find topics relevant to your search.

Visit the ESS blog.