"The best predictor of future behavior is a person's past behavior," said Steven K. Brown, founder of HindSight Services Inc, which he started in 2002. 

In today's security aware and litigious world, every employer should realize the need to perform a diligent background investigation on new and/or present employees. HindSight offers a Patriot Act Compliance search at minimal cost. 

HindSight serves human resource departments in companies large and small, including the service industries, government contractors, manufacturing, banking, mortgage, lending, and the airline industry. 

Our clients can interface directly with our website, enter information and have instant access to some of the standard searches like driving histories, social security traces/verifications, and some criminal history information. Clients can also log on twenty-four hours a day and monitor the progress of their requests. A simple click on a button will format and allow you to print, download, or email the completed report. 

A typical applicant background would include a social security trace to verify the applicant's residences over the past ten years. Then we recommend a search of criminal histories in those counties of past and present residence. The scope of the criminal history search should be tempered by the responsibility of the applied for position. 

If your business handles government contracts or works in other sensitive areas you'll want a Patriot Act Search, which is a very inexpensive way to check all of the US Government's publically available terrorist watch lists. Most government contracts require this. 

Many companies have employees that drive company vehicles, or may have some liability if their employee causes an accident while on company business in their privately owned automobile (POA). If this is your situation you'll want a driving history search (Motor Vehicle Record-MVR ) performed on your applicant before offering them a position. We have access to MVRs in all 50 states. Most of these are returned instantly to your computer screen once you enter the request.

If you're considering hiring an applicant who must have certain credentials, such as a CPA, or must hold professional licenses, let us verify those credentials and educational requirements for you.

Hindsight will be glad to contact your applicant's previous employers to verify dates of employment, duties, and position. We'll also contact their references if you desire.

The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) governs certain aspects of pre-employment background screening. Hindsight Services background division is in compliance with all aspects of the FCRA.

One of the requirements of the FCRA is the notification of adverse action in the denial of employment. This adverse action letter gives the prospective employee the opportunity to dispute any inaccurate information that is reported on applicant. Hindsight, as a courtesy to our clients, will, if requested, provide the appropriate Adverse Action Notification to your applicant. We know of no other screening company that offers this service.


Hindsight Services provides quality tenant screening at affordable prices. In today's economy we understand that landlords need to cut costs wherever possible. 

Tenant Screening

Hindsight's tenant screening program offers a variety of products that you can choose "a la carte," or let us build a program that fits your needs. 

Packages- We can package our tenant screening searches in prepaid groups of 5, 10, 20, or 50 searches for additional savings. 

We suggest a basic tenant screen would include the following: 

An Eviction Insight search
"Zebras don't change their stripes and neither do tenants."  This national eviction database provides a one-stop location for quick, cost effective and legally compliant access to millions of eviction records that have been extracted from county public records. The system offers an automated and sophisticated search engine eliminating manual look-ups by your staff. The data meets legal reporting requirements set by federal and state legislation.

Social Security Trace: 
This search provides up-to-date information on an applicant's past addresses and movement patterns based on name and social security number. This report provides full name, alternate names used by the applicant and dates at listed addresses. It also verifies your applicants social security number and other possible names that might be linked to your applicants SSN.

Credit Score Card:
This credit based report takes the credit bureau information and scores it as a simple pass or fail. It evaluates the following credit issues: Credit Score, Income to rent ratio, Income to debt ratio, charge offs and collections except medical and student loans, and Bankruptcy within the last 4 years. All of that data goes into the system and you get a pass/fail without having to decipher the credit data yourself.

Criminal Record search: 
We search the county records of residence where your prospective tenant resided. Or we can provide an instant multi-jurisdictional search of criminal records. The instant search does not search all jurisdictions but it is quick for those decisions you need to make today.

Other Services

Hindsight goes well beyond just pre-employment and tenant background searches. We've helped thousands of businesses operate more effectively and safely by providing the following services. 

Other background services

Criminal Searches by County or Nationwide
County by county or a proprietary national search. Statewide searches where available. Also available in Puerto Rico.

Federal Criminal Searches
We conduct a national search of Federal Criminal Cases. If your subject has been charged by the FBI, Treasury, DEA or in any other federal criminal proceeding within the last 10 years we’ll find it. 

Civil Searches
Are you looking for civil suits, foreclosures, liens, judgments and local, state, and federal tax liens? You’ve come to the right place. 

Document Retrieval
Need to find that divorce file or a copy of a complaint? We’re the people to get that for you anywhere in the United States. 

Due Diligence
We offer a Due Diligence search on individuals and corporations in any jurisdiction within the United States. Our Due Diligence search includes, civil, criminal, bankruptcy, and UCC liens. Don’t invest without first having Hindsight Services conduct a due diligence investigation for you.