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An Inside Look At Our TechDay Experience

A platform giving families agency-level tools to find and manage care for their loved ones; a chic smart ring designed to save lives by calling 911 when triggered; curated sustainable fashion; and a solution that ensures your identity remains safe by keeping your data secure and in your own hands – what do all these purpose-driven start-ups have in common? They were all thrilled to be back in person and exhibiting at TechDay

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The Importance of Automated KYC vs Manual KYC

Know Your Customer, or KYC, is crucial to business. However, assessing the suitability of customers for a business relationship can be time-consuming and costly, particularly when conducting manual KYC. Fortunately, there is a solution. Verif-y provides automated KYC solutions to help businesses increase efficiency while reducing friction and unnecessary costs. Let’s take a closer look at the importance of KYC and why automated KYC is the best option for your organization. 

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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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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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The Alternative Background Checks

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. 

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