Customers Can Provide Safety to the Sharing Economy with Fast, FCRA Compliant Background Checks

IRVINE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–February 16, 2016–

Accurate Background, the fastest growing and most trusted provider of employment background checks, today announced the addition of compliance capabilities in its advanced Background Check API. With these advancements, customers can build safety into sharing economy workforce applications while simultaneously mitigating risk with FCRA, state, and locally compliant background checks.

The ability to secure candidates quickly while also reducing compliance liability is essential to continued business growth in today’s competitive environment. This is especially true for companies in the sharing economy and businesses with large contractor workforces where onboarding patterns are dynamic and can fluctuate quickly. This new era requires technologies that streamline the candidate onboarding process, while enabling trust-based relationships between service providers and consumers. This can only occur when candidates have been properly screened within the confines of state and local compliance requirements.

Accurate Background is a Consumer Reporting Agency (CRA), as defined by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). As a CRA, Accurate complies with all requirements put forth by the FCRA, including but not limited to, ensuring all reasonable procedures are applied to ensure accuracy and protect the confidentiality of the information returned on an individual during the background check process.

API customers can leverage integrated compliance features to engage Accurate Background in facilitating the distribution of compliance-required documentation during and after the background check process; including the management and distribution of state-required copies of background reports, pre-adverse action letters and adverse action letters. If adverse information is uncovered on a candidate, whom the customer considers taking action upon, Accurate Background will handle the fulfillment of custom pre-adverse and adverse letters and deliver them to the candidates – providing them clear, compliant communications. Samples of all federal and state compliance required documents and forms are available at no extra cost.

In addition to compliance notifications, integration with the Accurate Background Check API can support automated candidate scoring based on a company’s decision-making policies, legal requirements, and what information the background screening process returns.

Unlike competitors’ API offerings, Accurate Background also ensures that customers only receive vetted, FCRA-compliant background information on candidates, enabling them to make informed decisions that protect the rights of applicants while also protecting their business and customers.

“Compliance regulations around hiring are continually evolving, making it one of the trickiest areas for organizations to stay on top of. Missteps can lead to innumerable brand and financial damage,” said Alek Zdziarski, Chief Product Officer at Accurate Background. “Our technology and services are designed to help customers focus on the business of onboarding new team members, knowing they have a partner guiding them through the complex compliance processes.”

Accurate Background’s background screening API is the preferred solution for companies in the sharing economy and on-demand space. The company’s broad, flexible API offers domestic and international criminal background checks, education and employment verifications, drug testing and work authorizations, such as E-Verify/I-9, and is fully backed by award-winning customer and compliance support. API users get fast, efficient technology combined with the industry know-how needed to avoid risk and provide great candidate experiences.

You can request a testing key for Accurate Background’s leading Background Check API here.

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About Accurate Background

Accurate Background is a trusted provider of automated workforce screening. U.S. and international clients across all industries, from emerging businesses to Fortune 500 companies, rely on their compliant solutions. Accurate Background is accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners and is ISO certified. The company has been recognized by Inc. 5000, Deloitte Technology Fast 500, and Workforce Hotlist.

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