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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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.
President Joe Biden’s recent mandate, requiring all companies with 100 or more workers to implement measures to verify employee vaccination statuses, has businesses all around the US on an urgent search for secure systems. About two-thirds of the workforce, over eighty million people, will be impacted as well as around four million federal workers.
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.
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.
What Are Background Checks?
Background checks are a customary part of any hiring process. Background checks help companies to address workplace safety and avoid threats. They are key initiatives for any company during the pre-employment evaluation process. Running background checks allows companies to investigate a variety of data points that will affect their hiring decision. Contingent upon need and industry, companies frequently search criminal records, perform drug screenings, evaluate work and academic history, financial history, and much more to gain reassurance. While background checks date back to the early 1900's, alternative background checks have been used in conjunction to the classic method in recent years.
In this article, we will take an in-depth view into the significance of our digital identities and why it is vital to keep them secure. The last eighteen months have highlighted how the worlds of business and government are dependent on valid digital identity solutions. This is apparent in such areas as eCommerce, banking, government, healthcare, and media. However, there are many more areas and applications that require a trusted solution, some of which we will review below. This new necessity and awareness to the dependency businesses and governments have on the individual’s validated digital information creates compliance and data security issues that are far beyond the ability of most business to handle effectively.
Online dating has grown to become a popular way for people to meet. Dating apps were not very common until Tinder became available to smartphones users in 2013. Tinder has shifted dating culture, which has allowed people of all sexualities to find love, dates, or hook ups at their fingertips. The popularity of Tinder has led to the development of many more dating apps and an increase in users.
Background checks allow employers to ensure they are staying informed during the hiring process, and are now common practice. However, before delving into the changes in background checks, it is essential to understand why they began.
Covid-19 has changed every aspect of how individuals carry out day-to-day life. With vaccination rates rising and re-opening occurring around the world, some industries are still wary about re-opening at full capacity. The largest industries that are still being negatively impacted by Covid are the entertainment industries, specifically venues.