By Myles Harding, Managing Director, Inline Reference Check
There was a time when the only way to verify a candidate's ID was for recruiters to meet with candidates in-person. Thankfully technology has evolved this process in recent years, but what you may not know is that not all verification methods are created equally. Today we’ll be discussing what you need to know about the most popular methods for verifying your candidates’ IDs online.
Credit Bureau Technology: Equifax and Transunion
Best known as a global credit reporting agency, Equifax was once a trusted provider of applicant identity verifications. Earlier this year, however, Equifax experienced a cybersecurity breach which impacted approximately 8,000 Canadians and as many as 145.5 million Americans personal information.
The breach itself, as well as Equifax’s slow response to it, has left consumers feeling concerned about the risk of identity theft… and rightly so. Many talent solution providers and reference check agencies continue to use credit bureau technology (often called Electronic ID Verification, or eIV) despite the proven risks. This has prompted recruiters, human resources professionals and business owners to seek safer alternatives to these antiquated and risky methods.
Inline Reference Check: The Safe Alternative
At first glance, it might seem that all pre-employment screening agencies use the same old technologies to verify candidate IDs. The good news is: there is a safer alternative.
Using advanced technology methods ranging from machine learning to facial recognition, Inline’s safe and secure candidate identity verification method is unlike any being used in the industry. That’s part of what makes Inline Reference Check unique.
Not only is it the most advanced, it’s also extremely fast and convenient for candidates to complete from virtually anywhere - using their smartphone, tablet or computer, candidates can complete the entire process in less than five minutes.