Providing a clearer picture of your candidates.

POEknows is the premiere background investigative reporting agency clients rely on for their application screening process. We opened our doors in 1973 and are proud to provide investigative services for companies and locations across the country to ensure the well-being and safety of any landlord, employer, or volunteer organization.

  • What You Get

  • How It Works

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What You Get

Employee Screening

POEknows is truly a one-stop employment screening company. From criminal record searches to drug screening, we provide everything you need to perform any type of background check you require.

Credibility Interview

Our credibility interview helps us determine why an applicant has left their previous employer, as well as previous employers your candidate may not want you to know about.

Nationwide Reach

Our nationwide reach includes criminal, credit, and driving records, plus verification on all significant education and licensing history to ensure you’re hiring the right people for the right roles.

In-Depth Reports

Our reports include professional, pleasant, in-depth interviews with the applicant and the applicant’s employers. As a result, you are able to make informed hiring decisions with confidence.

Hiring Recommendations

At your request, POEknows will make recommendations, in writing, to hire or not to hire based on our findings. We also diligently monitor our clients’ FCRA and EEOC compliance.

Proven Track Record

POEknows proudly celebrates over 45 years of business, more than 20 years of conducting in-house seminars and training sessions, and is a member of the Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA).

How It Works

High-quality background checks are a crucial step in the hiring process. Employers need to ensure they’re hiring the right people for the business.

Ultimate partners with POEknows, powered by TazWorks, to offer a comprehensive suite of cloud-based employment screening services. You’ll gain peace of mind in your hiring decisions with accurate, reliable results and robust tools to help maintain compliance.

Through a bi-directional integration between Ultimate Software and POEknows, recruiters and hiring managers can initiate employment background and drug testing checks on candidates directly within UltiPro® Recruiting with just a few clicks.

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 candidate to provide any additional information and to obtain consent.

With seamless access and an interactive workflow for managing background screening requirements, the solution offers a fast, simple, and intuitive user and applicant experience, allowing you to increase workforce productivity, reduce time-to-hire, and get more, high-quality hires.

POEknows’ unique screening services include:

  • Credit reports
  • Driving records
  • Multi-state database search
  • County and statewide criminal history record searches
  • Sex offender registry search
  • Drug testing
  • Verification of employment, education, and licensing
  • Reference checks
  • I-9 verifications
  • Credibility interview

Customer Results

Current Customer

"POEknows has been processing criminal background checks on our new hire candidates for the past three years. We find our partnership with them to be reliable, trustworthy, accurate, and a great asset to our team."

Paula D. | Employee Relations Manager


POEknows Blog

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How Our Partnership Works

As we invite people into our circle of business, it’s important we do everything we can to ensure the people we trust are reliable and trustworthy. Click below to see how POEknows helps you do this.
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