The Digital Identity Blog

Why Background Checks Are Crucial In the Construction Industry

Maintaining the safety of workplaces is crucial in the construction industry. An essential part of
maintaining this is making well-informed hiring decisions. Without the right data, employers and HR departments might miss screening out applicants with potentially problematic histories, substance use disorders, suspicious employment histories, and fraudulent education and certification information. Fortunately, background checks are the perfect solution. Background checks enable employers to simplify their recruitment processes by accessing important information on applicants, including their criminal record and past employment. Let’s take a closer look at some of the primary reasons why background checks are crucial in the construction industry.

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MVR Checks for Travel Nurses

 

The U.S. nursing shortage has created a high demand for travel nurses. According to the current American Nurses Association (ANA) standards of practice, all nurses must meet certain criteria when applying for a new position. While there is no shortage of paperwork for travel nurses to complete, including a standard background check, motor vehicle records should be included in all standard processes. 

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Credential Employment Verification Made Easy With Verif-y

Verif-y has changed the game when it comes to credential and employment verification with the Verif-y Credential & Employment Verification (C&EV) platform. This software solution provides fast, secure and seamless credential & employment verification for organizations and individuals. Let’s take a closer look at the Verif-y C&EV platform and the many benefits it provides to both organizations and individuals.

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Improving the Metaverse Experience Using Identity Verification

One of the most notable inclusions of the new concept of the metaverse was made when Mark Zuckerberg announced their plans to rebrand Facebook to Meta. On their website, they called metaverse the “next evolution of social connection”. But many are still not fully aware of what the metaverse is, including its potential, its limitations, and its impact on their lives in the future.

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Welcome to the Metaverse - Part 1

What is the Metaverse? Is it the new Marvel movie that is going to be released in May? No wait, that’s the Multiverse. The name Multiverse is not that different from Facebook’s (Meta’s) Metaverse, as the Multiverse consists of multiple universes. Meta is creating a whole new reality and experience for us, its users. Meta has created a “universe” if you will, for us to live, engage, and work in.  And the more time we spend there, the less time we are experiencing the real world.

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8 Tips for Successful Identity Verification

Cybercriminals are rife in today's ever-expanding digital society. Data breaches in 2021 soared past those of 2020, but Verif-y is here to protect your Personally Identifiable Information. Verif-y ensures proving your identity is fast, easy, and secure. Verif-y eliminates manual, difficult and inefficient paper-based identity verification processes by offering automated screening services through four main services: Know Your Customer (KYC), Know Your Business (KYB), Selfie Scanning, and Credit Card Scanning.

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The Power of Background Checks | Retail Holiday Rush

Background checks are not a new phenomenon for the retail industry. Retail employers use pre-employment background checks as their first course of action to protect themselves (and their customers) from negligent hiring claims, workplace violence, thefts, and fraud. A survey conducted in 2020 by the National Retail Federation (NRF) highlighted that 97% of all retail conducts background checks and pre-employment checks.

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Why Identity Verification is the Future of Remote Onboarding

Many have referred to 2021 as the year of the ‘great resignation’. Talented and skilled professionals have been transitioning out of roles and into new ones, seeking a greater work life balance, satisfaction, and better compensation amongst others. Despite the potential excitement for these talented individuals; the ‘great resignations’ remote nature has created significant challenges for businesses. The already tedious pre-employment screenings have consequently become even more challenging due to court closures and lack of in-office proximity. To combat these digital hurdles, it’s important that companies look to leverage innovative technology to reduce new employee onboarding times and create more personal experiences.

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10 Steps to Prevent a Data Breach

In today’s data-driven world, data breaches are becoming more commonplace and can affect hundreds of millions, if not billions, of people at a time. As digital transformation has increased the sheer amount of data moving, data privacy risks and the amount of data breaches have consequently risen due to attackers exploiting the data-dependencies of our daily lives.

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