When hiring employees its a common thing to find out as much as you can before making the leap. Its always best to hire someone you know is dependable or someone referred by a person you know but sometimes this is not possible. The background search business is pretty much dominated by one company intelius. They have purchased every free seach slot available in every search engine. So even when you think youve found one free people search service it refers you back to intelius. So dont be fooled the only resources I have found for free is below. Make sure you check both links so you understand the limitations of the free services offered.