First Advantage

First Advantage is the world’s most trusted background check provider. With easy-to-understand background check results, you feel more confident about prospective employee, vendor and contractor decisions. Offering an advanced global technology platform, superior customer service and compliance expertise delivered by local staff who understand local markets, First Advantage helps customers around the world build fully scalable, configurable screening programs that meet their unique needs.

Access criminal record searches; education, employment, and professional license verifications; global sanction searches; credit checks; fingerprint screening; drug testing and more. First Advantage supports over 35,000 clients worldwide with 26 offices throughout North America, Europe, India and Asia. Our 65 million international background screens annually cover 200+countries and territories.  More information about First Advantage can be accessed at

Why choose First Advantage?

Improve candidate experience

You’re spending a lot of money to build a talent pipeline and recruit the best people. Reduce the drop-out and disruption screening can cause with our mobile-friendly, custom branded candidate platform.

Reduce hiring time

Our automated platform will automatically collect the correct information and evidence making checks quicker, and is integrated with the DBS database for super-fast criminal checks.

Increase HR Productivity

Dramatically reduce the workload of your HR team, and give them more time to focus on other things.Our UK-based Customer Care and Screening team are here to support you and your candidates through the entire process.

Get compliant easily

Our dedicated legal and compliance teams around the globe make sure that our services and technology are consistent with GDPR requirements, and that our compliance engine only offers searches that are generally available and consistent with industry practice in a particular jurisdiction.

Now we also have live integration with First Advantage CAST product available in SmartRecruiters. Please specify which product you would like to have enabled when submitting the integration activation request.