By business.com editorial staff, business.com Writer | Updated Sep 11, 2020
PeopleFinders is an employment screening site that allows you to perform a people search, background check, criminal records search, public records search, genealogy search and reverse phone search.
The site offers two different membership packages with a various searches.
The two memberships are the People Search Membership and Background Report Membership.
The People Search Membership allows you to search a person’s full name, current and prior residences, phone numbers, relatives, aliases, date of birth, property records, census records, genealogy records and public records.
The Background Report Membership allows you to search a person’s full name, current and prior residences, phone numbers, relatives, aliases, date of birth, property records, census records, genealogy records, public records, marriage and divorce records, email, bankruptcies, judgments and liens, birth and death records, sex offender records, misdemeanors and criminal records, and background records.
Both memberships give you instant access to various reports and searches. This is a plus because you don't have to wait days to get the results you need in order to make a hiring decision. You can also get back to your applicants in a timely manner.
While the site offers you instant results, one drawback is its lack of available screenings. Most employment screening sites offer you more-extensive searches, such as Social Security number trace, education and employment verification, and drug-test screening, to help you make a more-informed decision about whom to hire.
Drug screenings allow you to ensure that your work environment remains drug free. The lack of a drug test and physical means you are not guaranteed this drug-free environment that most employers desire.
Overall, PeopleFinders is a good site if you want to perform the most basic search on a potential employee. Since the site doesn’t offer a large assortment of tests like most employment screening sites, you are limited with the information you can find out. The fact that this site is so simple is a plus. If you are just looking to verify information, such as address and date of birth, PeopleFinders is a great site to use.