Employment screening that includes advanced technology, knowledgeable support, and a streamlined process to make your background checks faster and easier. DataScreening helps companies expedite, manage and understand their entire background check process and has been doing so since 1996.

With our top performing screening platform in the industry, DataScreening gives businesses of all sizes the ability to screen applicants in the quickest amount of time, worldwide. 82% of reports are completed in less than 24 hours. And with a hassle free candidate experience, your applicants get a much more positive impression of your company and your company’s hiring process.

For accuracy, DataScreening goes right to the source for criminal records, the courthouses. This ensures you are getting the most accurate and the most up to date records available. We provide US-based support, dedicated account managers and compliance teams that are knowledgeable and more importantly, available when you need it most.

  • Industry leading screening platform
  • 82% of reports are back in under 24 hours
  • Knowledgeable and available support
  • Customized packages for all companies and industries
  • Competitive prices for any business
  • FCRA compliance forms included
  • Adverse Action letters built in
  • Easy, hassle free candidate experience
  • Live tracking of pending reports
  • No set up fees, no monthly service fees and no pre-determined spending obligations.
  • DataScreening is a member of PBSA(Professional Background Screeners Association), ASA (American Staffing Association), NJSA (New Jersey Staffing Alliance), and SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management). DataScreening also has WBE certifications through WBENC, in the City of NY and the State of NJ.

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How we began:

Over 35 years ago Karen Jacobsen, the founder of DataScreening started Credit Resources, Inc., CRI, a credit reporting agency, after leaving a well-known national credit reporting agency. Understanding the true needs of the credit industry, she took advantage of the modern technology at the time and was the first credit reporting agency in the New York Metropolitan area to automate the process. CRI was able to provide companies their credit information in hours, as opposed to days. With her insight and leadership the business quadrupled in 6 months, grew to over 40 employees and expanded to all over the country.

CRI had a large footprint in the banking industry, so when the banks were required by the FDIC to start doing background checks, they came to CRI for help. Karen and her team took the same approach, researching and finding the best resources and developing the best technology to improve her clients’ process. Soon after, DataScreening was launched. Twenty two years later the company has had double digit growth every year since, and has expanded to one of the leading background check providers in the industry. As upgrades and updates have taken place, DataScreening’s current background check platform is the top screening software in the industry; giving clients the most comprehensive suite of customizable screening applications available.


Karen Jacobsen/CEO
Karen is an expert in the area of background screening as well as credit reporting, having worked in the industry for over three decades. Karen started her career at Equifax and was a top producer for 10 years. Afterwards, she started Credit Resources Inc., a credit reporting agency that was clearly focused on being a client centered culture and having the most and advanced technology. As Credit Resources grew, clients asked for more. Karen then started DataScreening background checks to accommodate her clients’ requests. Since then, she has continued to lead the company producing double digit growth every year. Karen co-founded the National Credit Reporting Association and served as President, Board member and ex-officio for 10 years.

DataScreening is a nationally certified WBE with WBENC; Women’s Business Enterprise National Council. Karen served on the certification committee of this organization for 10 years. Karen is also a member of ASA; American Staffing Association as well as the NJSA; New Jersey Staffing Alliance, which she has served on the board for 2 years. Karen is a member of PBSA; Professional Background Screening Association, SHRM; Society of Human Resources Management and has been a speaker for the Garden State SHRM Conference, Morris County SHRM, New Jersey Bankers Association, New Jersey Staffing Alliance, the National Credit Association and CIANJ; Commerce and Industry Association of NJ.

Kimberly Slezak/President
Kimberly oversees all operations for DataScreening. Kimberly has extensive knowledge in the credit reporting field, beginning her career as a top sales representative with Credit Resources Inc. and then later with LandAmerica Credit Services. Her experience in background checks and credit reporting spans for more than 15 years, and she continues to consult in the area of credit reporting and background screening.

Kimberly has served as an Executive Board member of the North Jersey Chamber of Commerce and is a scholarship recipient of the MBA program at Tuck University/Dartmouth. Kimberly is a member of PBSA; Professional Background Screening Association, ASA; American Staffing Association, and SHRM; Society of Human Resources Management. She is FCRA Certificed through the PBSA and holds a BA in Communications with a minor in Fine Art from Seton Hall University.

Fred Amicucci/Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Fred started out as a Sales Advisor with DataScreening and is currently responsible for maximizing the efficacy of all revenue fuctions at DataScreening. Fred spent over 12 years as a sales consultant for a leading provider of telecom equipment of over 75 brands and systems. During this time, he later took on a managerial role, designing and developing sales strategies for product implementations for enterprise level clients and to oversee the sales department for the company.

Fred is a member of PBSA; Professional Background Screening Association, ASA; American Staffing Association, NJSA; New Jersey Staffing Alliance, as well as currently serving on the Board of Directors for NJSA for 2 years. Fred is also FCRA advanced certified (Fair Credit Reporting Act) through the PBSA. He is also a member of SHRM, Society of Human Resource Management, and has spoken for several chapters of SHRM as well as NJSA on the topic of background checks. Fred has a BA in Psychology and a BA in Criminal Justice from Moravian College.

Kathy LaBruna/Client Relations Manager
Kathy currently serves as the Client Relations Manager and oversees several Client Support teams as well as processing departments in the company. Kathy’s start in the company originated in the credit industry from which she was recruited to lead the support teams for DataScreening. Kathy’s knowledge of the background check industry has led her to take on a more active role as a processing manager where she handles detailed aspects of the background check process, helping clients as well as internal staff. Kathy is a member of PBSA; Professional Background Screening Association as well as SHRM; Society of Human Resource Management.


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    Colleen, Director of Operations in the healthcare industry

    “We are very pleased using DataScreening for our background check and drug screen services. Having used alternate systems in the past, we find this to be competitively priced, very easy to use, the turn-around time is quick, and the support is extremely responsive and timely. They are worth taking a look at for your background check services.”

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    Julie, Vice President of Human Resources in the financial industry

    “Working with DataScreening has really been a pleasure. Their online system, process, and customer service makes it very easy for me, as the employer, but also for my new hires when entering their information online. The background checks come back very quickly and the support is always available to answer my questions. We have been so pleased with DataScreening that I began using them for our non-profit organization that I volunteer at.”

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    Jacquie, President of a national, temporary staffing agency

    “We have been working with DataScreening for a number of years now and are extremely happy with their service as well as web interface. Recently, they bent over backwards to help us with a third party compliance issue and took calls from me until 11 pm many nights until they saw the issue through.”

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    Gail, Senior VP of Human Resources in the financial industry

    “Just wanted to comment on how pleased with are with DataScreening’s services. The system is very easy to use and the reports are excellent. Wish we made the change a long time ago.”

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    Dona, Director of Human Resources for a large law firm

    “Employers really need to know the people who are working for their companies, and most times, interviews are not enough. DataScreening is really knowledgeable about the industry and are always happy to share that knowledge and best practices with us whenever we have questions. It’s nice to know that such a crucial part of our business is handled with such care, consideration and responsiveness. Anyone who is looking for a top background check company should seriously consider DataScreening.”

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    Mike, Talent Acquisition Manager of a large financial institution

    “DataScreening keeps our firm compliant while providing me with peace of mind that we are hiring top talent. The attention, support, care and follow-through they provide is unique within their industry and extremely appreciated.”

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    Phyllis, Executive Vice President of a national, temporary staffing agency

    “I cannot say enough good things about DataScreening. Once they understood our business needs, they created (for free) a customized solution that met and exceeded all of our needs. They continue to keep us informed and offer us more solutions to our business needs, far outside of the screening which brought them here. We have truly found a business partner.”

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    Sue, Director of Human Resources for a national trucking company

    “We have been very happy using DataScreening over the years. Their “Quick App” online ordering is very easy to use and understand, plus the turnaround time is very quick and in our business, that is important. If we ever have a question about something, there is always someone who answers the phone or replies with an email right away. A very personable company.”

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    Peter, Vice President of a financial institution

    “Hiring the right people is difficult enough today. With DataScreening, I have one less concern to worry about. Their speed, accuracy and attention to detail consistently exceed my expectations.”

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    Elaine, President of a temporary staffing agency

    “It is without reservation that I recommend DataScreening. Karen is a consummate professional, delivers a high quality product with excellent and consistent customer service. Karen and her company are our vendor of choice.”

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    Joann, Director of Human Resources for a large financial institution

    “Working with DataScreening has really been a pleasure. Everyone on my staff has enjoyed the quick response and how smooth and professional the whole background check process is now.”