Announcing an exciting merger at Global HR Research.

Global HR Research and Employment Screening Services (ESS) have come together to create a powerhouse in the employment screening industry. With Global HR’s investment in best-in-class technology platforms and ESS’s unmatched service and operational excellence, we’re poised to better serve our clients, lead the industry and grow.

Together, our combined companies:

  • Rank in the Top 8 providers in the industry.
  • Serve more than 5,000 clients from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies.
  • Deliver industry-leading technology solutions to key sectors, including healthcare, transportation, energy, education, manufacturing, restaurant, and staffing.

The merger also allows us serve our clients and their increasingly complex needs. We can now offer differentiated technology and products, including Global HR’s proprietary technology platform Clairiti™ and ESS’ innovative product ESSentials™. We remain dedicated to providing the highest quality of service in the industry.

“We believe our investments in technology combined with the service culture at ESS will resonate strongly with clients and prospects.”

Brandon Phillips, Founder and President of GHRR

Big news for us, big news for industry.
This merger creates an industry powerhouse.
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More about ESS

We believe ESS’s strengths complement what we do best, creating a larger company that can compete on size, scale and offerings. Here’s what ESS is known for:

  • Best-in-class service with strong client loyalty and retention (98%)
  • Operational rigor embedded with compliance guidance
  • Considerable sales growth and momentum
  • Strong results-driven culture with deep industry expertise

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