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September 26, 2018
When Checkr soft launched their free background check to applicants branded, Better Future, a few weeks ago, they took a huge shot across the bow to change the foundations of our industry in a big way. CRAs need to take notice because the implications are broad and deep on so many levels. With its arrival to the industry just a few years ago, Checkr has done an amazing job at disrupting the business of background checks from technology, to process, to integrations and even customer acquisition. deverus had been thinking about pre credentialing employees for a long…
September 21, 2018
I just returned from the HR Tech conference in Vegas last week. It was amazing. I spent 3 days wandering through the exhibit hall filled with huge players like Oracle, Microsoft, Google, IBM, ADP, and industry standards including Cornerstone, Indeed, SAP, and Monster. All the ATS were there. And like always there were a ton of startups hawking new innovations in payroll, benefits, job boards, AI, candidate selection machine learning, and more more. This was by far the biggest and most exiting HR Tech I’ve attended. What was the common theme with all these exhibitors? Mobile. It…
August 30, 2018
More than a year ago, we introduced the idea of a mobile solution for applicants to background check companies with little or no interest. Most said that customers were not interest and the current way of getting applicants into the process worked fine. We begged to differ because of the research we had done on how much time applicants spend on their phones searching for jobs, completing applications, and just generally occupied on mobile media most of the day. We believed that we could create an easy to use mobile solution, we could improve the applicant experience,…
June 28, 2018
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…
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…
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