May 04, 2006 19:04 ET

Pre-Employment Screening Focus -- Quick, Efficient

Premier Service and Consultative Sales Approach of USIS Creates Screening Solutions Geared to a Customer's Needs

FALLS CHURCH, VA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 4, 2006 -- Many companies don't receive the personalized service they need to solve their screening and pre-employment challenges. To solve this challenge for commercial businesses seeking quick and efficient pre-employment screening services, USIS, a worldwide provider of total client solutions in background investigations, pre-employment screening, drug testing, insurance information services, and due diligence and risk management assessment to businesses, institutions, and federal agencies, has rebuilt its sales force around a nationally-based footprint and added to its service team to raise the level of service and delivery within the background screening industry.

In the competitive market for human capital, and with the challenges of today's society, companies need an effective screening process to create a safe environment and higher quality workforce. It is estimated that fraud and abuse cost employers an average of $9 a day per employee, and about 27 percent of all organizations experience a major problem, such as workplace fraud, employee theft or workplace violence, with an employee who ended up having a criminal record that was not found. Businesses and institutions are aware of the brutal truth told by these statistics, but often don't know what pre-employment and background screening services are best to meet their specific needs. USIS is dedicated to answering these customer questions and providing each customer with the answer that suits their individual business needs.

"Many companies don't receive the personalized service they need to solve their individual screening and pre-employment challenges," said Tim Dowd, president of USIS's commercial services business based in Tulsa, Okla. "With our geographically dispersed sales team and its national footprint, we are closer to our customers and can meet more frequently to solve their credentialing needs.

"What makes USIS really stand out is this dedication to customer service," said Dowd. "We provide an integrated, end-to-end solution focused on each customer's need for speed, accuracy, and cost effective screening solutions. We partner with our customers and provide them the comfort of knowing the right people are chosen for each position within their company."

USIS built its National Sales Team by hiring skilled sales professionals from a wide range of backgrounds and industries known for their customer service focus. They share an uncommon dedication to developing solutions that fit an individual customer's needs.

"Our sales professionals use a consultative approach and offer 'total solutions' to meet specific customer needs," said Jay Hoffman, recently named as vice president of sales and leader of USIS's National Sales Team. "Our customers know that USIS doesn't provide a one-size-fits-all pre-employment screening and testing services approach."

USIS's commercial services business assists more than 33,000 customers across the U.S. in the aviation, trucking, financial services, retail, healthcare, insurance, and gaming industries.

USIS is a worldwide provider of background investigations, pre-employment/drug screenings, insurance information services, due diligence and risk management assessment, and security and related professional services to businesses, federal agencies and institutions. USIS is the largest supplier of security investigations to the U.S. government and a major global provider of security support services, training and consulting solutions for government agencies and commercial clients. Headquartered in Falls Church, Va., USIS has approximately 7,000 employees supporting business operations in all 50 states and overseas. For more information, please visit

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