While we have written many articles on our blog geared toward the background screening industry best practices, compliance, and even something on “holiday baking," I find myself increasingly reading articles and online advertisements promising real-time background check results, identity verification, and “the most” comprehensive background checks. I have noticed this, particularly, in the last year or two as the industry has moved towards API offerings and had many new entrants.
The Accurate Background Check API provides the broadest offering in the industry for U.S. and international background checks, employment and educational verifications, work authorization and drug testing requirements. Yesterday we released the newest version of our background check API (Version 3). Main enhancements of the new v3 release focuses on developer productivity and implementation simplicity:
This week Accurate Background was named Best Background Check API in an article on comparebackgroundcheckapis.com, a site run by noted technology evangelist Anthony Rossano.
In Part 1 of our blog, we explored common misconceptions and misinformation that exist around background check API technologies. Truth is, there is not a one size fits all approach for any company when it comes to background screening. Selecting the right vendor takes careful consideration of your requirements – both from a technology and people standpoint – and what’s needed from your vendor to help meet those needs quickly, seamlessly and within compliance.
If you are reading this, you officially survived another holiday season. Congratulations! We hope amongst the hustle, bustle, wrapping and gatherings, your holidays were filled with laughter and good cheer.
The holiday season is officially upon us, which means it is time to get creative with your annual holiday baking. You know the drill; you see that fantastic recipe on Food Network or Pinterest, and quickly go to work. But somewhere, a few ingredients in, things get confusing. Can grated ginger be replaced with powdered ginger? Baking powder and baking soda are interchangeable, right? And what the heck is star anise?
There has been a recent uptick of emergent background check APIs claiming to have “solved” international background screening. However, if you look under the hood, many of these services have little or no experience in actually conducting international searches – leaving much to be desired in terms of compliance and understanding of each country’s screening nuances. This should be especially worrisome for participants in the trust economy who are quickly expanding their global presence.
We’re currently living through a redefinition of work and what constitutes a job. Technology has given way to the “sharing economy” and transformed the ways people can make a living. As these flexible work environments grow so does the need for technologies that can create trust relationships.
As part of their ongoing commitment to keep riders safe, Uber announced yesterday a comprehensive list of safety enhancements they are making to their platform. Among the seven enhancements, this plan will include a Code of Conduct for all riders and drivers, a Safety Advisory Board, and Background Checks.