The Need for Better Background Verification

Background Verification

Hiring great talent is one of the most critical aspects of building a great company. Look at Google, Amazon, and Apple; you know for a fact they have excellent teams building their technology. More than that, you know that the work culture at these companies is great. This is no accident. Driven teams build amazing stuff.

“Create the kind of workplace and company culture that will attract great talent. If you hire brilliant people they will make work feel more like play.” — Richard Branson.

So, the better the company, the greater is the emphasis on hiring the right talent. Hiring teams of today understand this. You will see terms like cultural fit, emotional quotient and learning acumen doing rounds in the HR circles, and for good reason.

“A startup is all about the people in it,” says Mabel Chacko, Co-Founder of Open, on being asked why hiring the right candidate is so crucial to her business.

As the focus shifts from hiring the right candidate based on credentials to hiring a candidate based on cultural fit and emotional equity — there is immense pressure on our hiring teams to bring the right talent on-board.

It is not easy. Even with all the technology, we have invested in for our hiring processes, still a lot of effort goes into screening candidates. There is always scope for anyone to fake any aspect of the hiring process and land a job.

We have talked about fake degrees in the past and how it could hurt your team in more ways than one. What happens if the candidate fakes some or most of his profile?

You would be right to consider this as trouble. Companies continue to lose time and money to problems like these.

So, what is the solution you ask?

Background Checks

Verifying every candidate coming through your doors is the only way to make sure you truly know the candidate. All great teams have a structure in place to make sure they verify everything a candidate furnishes.

But there has hardly been any improvement in the background checks industry or the process in a long time. With all the technological advancement in other aspects of hiring, background verification still lacks the agility and accuracy we need.

And this is the reason we re-imagined Background Verification.

Verifying a candidate, although critical, should not be on your priority list of things to do while you are searching for your next great hire. Ideally, you should take time talking to the candidate about what they have done and what they look forward to in their new job.

We have entirely automated background checks using technologies like OCR (Optical Character Recognition, to digitally process verifying documents), Blockchain (to keep the verification data secure), and AI (to identify the best vendors for on-field verification).

We believe background verifications should have:

  • Minimal effort to get started

The initiation processes we use gets you started in merely minutes. Compare it to the long forms which need to be physically filled for checks in traditional background verification.

Initiation is as easy as adding some basic information of the candidates on our SpringVerify dashboard. The candidate, in turn, is nudged to upload documents for verification via an easy-to-use interactive form.

  • Faster checks to save time on-boarding

We save upwards of 30% of our partners time on every check. Faster verification means faster hires which, in turn, means your team grows to your business needs on time. We accomplish this with the help of technology in areas like ID verification and court record checks.

  • Smarter and accurate reports

We maintain the highest levels of accuracy for all our checks. Be it court record check or the toughest education checks. Automating and digitizing every step of the verification process provides us with a unique advantage to focus on accuracy.

  • A secure and transparent system

Every bit of data collected, right from the name of the candidate to address verification pictures taken on the phones of our field agents, is stored on a distributed ledger using blockchain.

To building great teams

While it is tough to get the cultural element right for any company, we believe trust pushes the cause a great deal forward. We, at SpringRole, are proud of the culture we have built and the effort we take to nurture it. Let there be great teams and amazing accomplishments.

Reach out to us for super fast employee verification at a fraction of the cost at [email protected]

About SpringVerify

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.

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