We provide to our clients cost-effective tools designed to reduce the risk associated with hiring, employee theft, fraud, workplace violence and drug abuse. The antiquated concept of checking "references" does not even begin to address the significance of this liability, and its' ultimate consequences. The protection against this threat is not to hire high-risk people to begin with. To learn more about what we do and how we do it, click here or visit our FAQ's. By utilizing professional Employment Background Screening, employers of any size can benefit from the power of an informed hiring choice. Our parent company, Data Research Network, Inc, was created to provide risk management solutions for small businesses by utilizing the latest developments in the information gathering industry. We are a destination source for national domestic and international records. Every aspect of our work is in full compliance with all federal and state laws, most notably the Fair Credit Reporting Act. Within the corporate umbrella are three divisions; the Employment Screening Group, the Business Services Group and the Investigative Services Group. Each separate group" specifically addresses individual areas of specialized research capabilities, laws and final results for information gathering and risk management. Alfred Armand Firato, Jr. is the founder, President and CEO of Data Research Network, Inc, operating under the brand name of HireSafe. The company began in 1997 under the HIRE-SAFE name, and became a California corporation in 1999 as Data Research Network, Inc We have become recognized specialists in the Employee Background Screening field, providing services to meet the needs of both large and small businesses. With the addition of our Drug Testing and Integrity Assessment Profile affiliates, we are the destination for businesses in Central California who want to take control of their exposure to employee risk. In 2003 Mr. Firato was one of the Founding Members of the first trade association for the background screening industry, the National Association of Professional background Screeners ( NAPBS ). HIRE-SAFE is now located in Elk Grove, California, but the company was begun in the heart of Silicon Valley. This fertile area was once world famous for it's fruit crops, and is now recognized as the technology capitol of the world. It was in the once sleepy town of San Jose that the famous Firato's Delicatessen was established by Carlo Firato in 1922, now a registered national landmark. That tradition of service and commitment to detail continues to be the beacon of direction for Data Research Network and HIRE-SAFE into the 21st century.