Blockchain is building a better and more importantly, a new future for everyone. Till now, everything we were focused on was about the need to have information. By ‘we’ I mean the humanity once we had internet. The authenticity of the information was hardly looked into.
There were always avenues where one could access authentic information. But these avenues were still a part of a collective who found the importance of authentic information.
We had to hunt the authentic information out there. It has never been easy.
Blockchain has changed it all. We are now in an age where things need to be authentic to have value. Whether it is the news or if it is the fine lines on the products you buy. Things are increasingly looking trustable. The advent of information age had to follow through to a better place with better everything.
Authentic information is one of them. And, informed consent letters on the blockchain is another.
Why informed? And why Blockchain?
As Bob McDonnell said, ”Informed consent is required for all invasive medical procedures, from getting your ears pierced to getting an abortion.”
‘Informed’ is a necessary part of consent. As important as ‘encryption’ is for data security. And, as important as ‘uneditable’ is for contracts.
Without complete information, consent is meaningless. And without permission, any act is intrusive.
Medicine has already started recording patient’s consent to a surgery over the blockchain. Every information discussed with the patient about the surgery is recorded along with the consent provided by the patient using blockchain. This makes the consent immutable and encrypted and ethical.
Blockchain is even used for informed consent for medical trials. There are also apps built over the blockchain which will make sure you have informed consent before sex. There is undeniable awkwardness to the process as described in the open letter, but it serves the purpose.
How we use the secured contracts at Springworks
Springworks is built on the very essence of authenticity. The need to have better profiles with authentic records of the candidates saw the birth of SpringRole — professional peer-reviewed profile. The lack of authentic background verification at affordable costs saw the rise of SpringVerify — the easiest way to conduct background checks for your team. And, the lack of authentic ATS saw the rise of SpringRecruit — the true-to-its-name forever-free Applicant Tracking System (ATS).
All of Springworks products help integrate authenticity and transparency into the solutions provided.
SpringRole writes the profiles to the SPRING blockchain. All the information added by the candidate is saved in a transparent and immutable ledger with the consent of the individual. Because the data is on a private blockchain, the individual owns both the information and the profile.
SpringVerify makes sure the consent letters for the background checks are transparent and have authenticity built-in. This helps in more exceptional customer experience and sets exact expectation during a background check.
The future of consent letters and consent in general between two individuals will entail clear terms which are transparent, informed and most probably saved away on a blockchain.
SpringVerify is the modern take on the age-old problem of employee verification being costly, tedious, and out of reach of small businesses. We are trying to build a platform where the employee verification process happens seamlessly and with minimal effort required from both the company and the employee.
We believe that employee verification is a must for any business. It is a critical process in ensuring that every employee working with you is faithful and could be trusted. CareerBuilder survey shows that a company stands to lose on average $17000 on a wrong hire. Read more here.
We have built the platform with blockchain and believe that it will change virtually everything it comes in contact with. Blockchain helps us in building a decentralized system which keeps all our data secure and immutable. Read more here.