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April 24, 2018
Mobile-focused development has eclipsed the desktop and is delivering a big impact on many aspects of business communications and corporate design. From website to platform UX, the mobile experience is becoming the most important tool for managers and business owners. The background check industry is no exception – mobile is here to stay. Candidates, HR professionals, and hiring managers can all benefit from the proliferation of mobile devices. Smartphones and tablets bring a host of changes to the digital world, and it’s imperative that you tailor your offering and platforms to meet the needs of both desktop…
March 31, 2018
Let us start with a statement you might not agree with at the moment, CRA’s and background check companies are technology companies. This statement may shock you, and for some of you might be up in arms, but by the end of this article, you might just see our point. Here are the five reasons that we can consider CRA’s and background check companies technology companies. The need to go mobile We here at deverus have been at the forefront of this change, but for many in the industry, the demands of the consumer have adjusted the…
March 20, 2018
CRAs rely heavily on technology and cross-platform integrations to provide maximum usability and cross-functionality for both internal employees and external clients. It’s crucial to integrate new applications and resources into your existing platforms and services, but it’s often difficult to manage any transitions or additions without proper planning. Setting up an integration plan is a good first step – ideally before you jump head-first into any large scale changes. Agility is an important tool to stay relevant as a CRA or background check provider. The market moves quickly, and the clients’ demands are higher with every passing…
March 8, 2018
What is your mobile strategy? It is a simple question, but for many in the background check industry, it is a complex thing to answer. From fully engaged brands, to those who have yet to innovate their company to include mobile options, the answers in this industry are truly diverse. However, when it comes to mobile strategy, it can be a little tough to even get started Luckily for you, we have brought together five tips to help you build your mobile strategy to ensure long-term success of your brand and company within the background check industry.…
February 28, 2018
CRAs are a key piece of the hiring process for many companies. Losing time to hardware outages or system crashes is unacceptable. People are waiting to get hired, and recruiting managers need constant support from their CRA to ensure the right person find the right job. Background checks are a crucial part of the hiring process, and no one can afford to wait for slow results or lost time due to poor IT infrastructure. AWS can improve the responsiveness and reliability of any CRA’s service offering. Amazon is one of the largest web companies in the world,…
February 1, 2018
Applicant tracking systems are the cornerstone of the modern recruiting process. A centralized and standardized hiring platform offers benefits to human resource and executive personnel who own the hiring decision. Most large CRAs have teams focused on created relationships with almost every ATS. If you want to survive in the next few years, you must have a successful strategy for creating lasting partnerships with applicant tracking systems. Winning with ATS partnerships is a simple process. It’s all about building the right ecosystem to improve your hiring process. Finding the right candidates and onboarding them effectively is a…
January 26, 2018
With the new year just beginning, it is about time CRAs take a look forward and start making some goals for 2018. It’s time to be different or perish. With the job market thriving, new technology capabilities and potential for innovation, never before have CRAs had so much opportunities to set themselves on a growth trajectory to truly get ahead of the competition and realize your revenue dreams. That said, never has there been more competition, homogeny, commoditization, and pricing pressures. With that in mind, here are five goals that every CRA should have for 2018 to…
January 22, 2018
Any HR manager will tell you that tracking your applicants and following them through the hiring process can be difficult at the best of times. If background checks, drug testing, or other employee verification tools are required, it becomes even harder. When background check companies offer full integration, staying on top of the applicant process is much easier for HR managers and hiring directors. Work within Existing Systems Background checks are a key piece of the hiring puzzle, but can hold up the process if information isn’t delivered efficiently. As companies perform essential checks into the history…
January 15, 2018
More than 600,000 jobs have been filled so far this year in the United States, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. The average job posting receives 250 applications, meaning so far employers have sorted through 150 million resumes (hopefully) tailored to their job postings. That’s a lot of HR work, time and money. Most large organizations and a quickly growing number of small and mid-sized businesses are turning to an application tracking system (ATS) to manage this volume and protect their business by following proper hiring procedures. These platforms allow for quick sorting, management and selection…
January 4, 2018
Without a doubt, improving the candidate experience is a very hot topic for business of every size. And where background checks have traditionally been a just a painful checkbox for HR, we believe with the right mobile recruiting technology, they can actually be another touchstone that allows HR to shine with an improved candidate experience. This is how you can help. Make the Information Entry Process Easier Let’s face it, background check companies haven’t been known for speeding up the hiring process. In fact, it’s been the opposite. We require a ton of information and in many…
December 1, 2017
As an online company, striving to have your business or product operate at close to 100% uptime is normally one of the hallmarks of a successful venture. This is very difficult to do, but dependency and reliability are some of the metrics that will ensure your product is picked over your competitors. However, one thing that we do not talk about, especially in the background check industry, is the true cost of downtime. Downtime can be considered anything from issues with communication with the server, or simply maintenance on your hardware, the bottom line is there is…
November 17, 2017
In the employment screening and background check world, innovation is one of the most powerful drivers of growth. As the labor landscape changes and companies look to hire the best, the cutting edge of technology offers significant competitive advantages for early adopters. Growing your customer base through innovation isn’t always a straight-line process like marketing, but it’s a valuable investment to attract customers over time. In a recent study by deverus, researchers discovered a significant impact of innovative new platforms on growth. Background check companies using the deverus platform outperformed the industry growth average by 100%. Firms…
November 10, 2017
Background check service providers do well when they focus on the client’s needs, but they often overlook the importance of a positive candidate experience. Making life easy for candidates improves response times and overall satisfaction with the process. Background check firms that focus on both the employer and the applicant experience will outperform service providers that cater to employers exclusively. Below, you’ll find four ways that your company can improve the user experience for applicants and employees during the background check process. 1) Focus on UX (User Experience) Many companies fail to “put themselves in the user’s…
November 2, 2017
ATS Domination, Integration-Platform as a Service (IPaaS), and the background check industry’s new mandate for self-service integrations deverus has always been on the cutting edge of technology in the background check industry. Whether it’s creating new ways to simplify the process or improving the overall UX, our focus is on creating an amazing background check experience. With the launch of our integration manager (IM) and focus on IPaaS (Integration-Platform as a Service) we are blazing a new trail to perhaps one of the most important components of the background check company’s (CRA) ability to survive in the…
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