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Checkr is making hiring better, fairer and more efficient

Performing background checks is one of the stages in the hiring process. Background checks are often slow and inaccurate. This leads to almost 2 in 5 employers losing candidates according to a Careerbuilder survey.

Also, poorly-run background checks provide candidates with a bad experience which can damage your company’s reputation: 56% of candidates think less of a company if they have a bad experience with its technology. A bad reputation and lack of trust increase the likelihood of talent avoiding you.

Checkr is a technology company in the background check industry. It is a technology platform built with artificial intelligence and machine learning which improves background checks accuracy to ensure everyone gets an opportunity to work.

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Managing your background checks with the candidate in mind will make them happier, and make you more competitive in today’s talent market.

Checkr specializes in helping companies hire large volumes of people, realizing at the same time that there are people behind the number. Managing background checks with the candidate in mind will make them happier which in turn will make your company more competitive in today’s talent market.

Mission

We believe all candidates should have a fair chance to work. And, we understand that candidates are real people whose lives depend on the results we deliver. That’s why we’re committed to our mission of building a fairer future by improving understanding of the past.

We’re building a better future for everyone by making hiring better, fairer, and more efficient.
We’re committed to helping all of our customers reach their goals and find new ways to make hiring more inclusive.

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Benefits of using Checkr in your company’s hiring process

  • The platform has helped companies improve their hiring and opened up opportunities for candidates;
  • It helps companies evaluate their existing hiring practices;
  • Improved productivity, speed and accuracy;
  • Employers find new ways to open up their candidate pools with Checkr technology;
  • The AI-powered service rechecks and suggests anyone whose offence is older than your company’s cut-off date;
  • By using AI-powered technology, your company can help remove some of the biases from the hiring process;
  • Your hiring team is able to perform screenings more efficiently while reducing unnecessary costs and speeding-up your hiring;
  • Your company runs a lower compliance risk, with higher-quality data and scalability to meet demand;
  • Provides better candidate screening tools which allow your talent hiring team to quickly identify qualified candidates.

Checkr – Info and Data

The company was founded in 2014 and started out as a small group of technology and background check experts on a mission to build a better future.

Today the Checkr team includes more than 400 people. The platform has performed over 42 million background checks to date and helped companies hire more than 20 million applicants in five years.

Checkr has raised $160 million in Series D funding which they will use for three key initiatives:

  1. Expanding the functionality of the hiring platform,
  2. Improving accuracy and fairness while creating new products,
  3. Developing new international capabilities to align with the expansion plans of their customers.

The technology developed by Checkr has helped fuel the growth of the on-demand economy. The 2019 Mary Meeker Internet Trends report highlighted Checkr as a driver of economic growth.

The latest product was developed in collaboration with Uber and it is called Continuous Check. Continuous Check is the first background check product that actively flags potentially disqualifying records to ensure safety standards are met. With this product, Checkr is creating a new standard of safety for the ridesharing industry and beyond.

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Why it’s worth working with freelancers

After the economic crisis the whole system changed and it will never get back to what we used to know. That is a given fact, proven times and times again. Adapting to this new reality, that came with its pros and cons, business owners had to change the way they were thinking prior and enjoy the new possibilities it offers. For instance, really experienced people that decided to go on their own and try being freelancers or digital nomads or small entrepreneurs.

What does a business owner or a manager win by collaborating with freelancers instead of full-time job employees? We gathered some major points one should definitely take in consideration

Experience and affordability, working hand in-hand

While hiring a full-time employee comes with a lot of responsibilities and financial and legal hustle, outsourcing part of your services to freelancers offers the company the possibility to pay a smaller fee compared to one offered to a company or a full-time employee, for a more experienced, professional personal. A freelancer working remotely doesn’t have to meet lots of overhead costs. Additionally, freelancers generally cover their own health care and other such benefits.

Moreover, they worked on a variety of different businesses from diverse locations, which makes them really valuable in insights and know-how. Each client or job adds more experience to their craft, bringing more skills to their ever growing arsenal.

Flexibility

Flexibility in projects and in hours. As most of the freelancers choose this type of professional life due to the flexibility it offers them in arranging their time as they consider fit, choosing the projects they take on, it also offers them the flexibility in their approach to you, the business owner or company representative. The freelancer will be able to work, without complaining, at hours that the employees wouldn’t consider fit. At the same time, don’t forget that you can always choose to work with a freelancer that lives miles and continents away, therefore the flexibility running higher. Frankly, the main reason why many freelancers have opted to freelance is because they love setting their own working hours.

Freedom

Derived from the previous point, choosing a freelancers also comes with more freedom, both for you and the freelancer. Instead of engaging a full-time member of staff, you can conveniently work with an external resource person on a need basis. Engaging a specialized freelancer only project based or on a limit period of time will prove to be cost-effective and very lucrative.

Fast and great quality

For a freelancer the reputation is one of the main assets he / she possesses, therefore they will always be motivated and show a lot of initiative and interest in the project, doing a fast and great work, every time. They fully understand that it’s in their best interest when they remain reliable and exceed your expectations.

Adapting better to new trends and technology

As a freelancer one must always be up to date with the latest technology and not be surprised by almost anything in their field. Moreover, being an expert also brings the need to always learn, get more expertize and better oneself. Qualities that the employer will receive every time they contract a freelancer, without having to invest in employees’ specialization, workshops or other types of training.

Good experts in specific tasks

When looking for a particular skill or having a special need, a professional freelancer specialized on a certain field is the perfect answer to one’s problem. Your project only has to gain from this collaboration.

Their understanding of small and medium businesses

Freelancers understand better the way the small and medium businesses function and are able to offer them the right solutions to their problems and help them grow. Because they often work on start-up projects they pick up a lot about how to build start-ups properly and how things ought to be done. Agencies tend to work with bigger clients or established SMEs whereas the freelancer is more of a natural fit. After all becoming a freelancer is like starting your own business in many ways.

Inspiration at its best

Working remotely, from the middle of the forest, in top of a mountain or on the beach, wearing want makes him comfortable and not an “work outfit” makes the freelancer be a more inspired and creative person. And that will only benefit the work you are doing together.

Happy client, happy freelancer

Each time a project is finalized successfully and the client is happy, so is the freelancer that knows a good review will help him along in his career more than if he would have been just an employee.