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Background-checking Companies Taking on the Employee Side of the Process

Posted By Todd Raphael On June 4, 2013 @ 2:45 pm In News and Features | 2 Comments

eknowid logoAt least a couple of companies, neither too well known yet, have a different take on a background check [1]: they’re having job candidates take a turn in the driver’s seat when it comes to the whole process.

First there’s eKnowID [2]. Candidates use it to “conduct a comprehensive and thorough HR self-background check prior to the scrutiny of a prospective employer.” One advantage for candidates is they can challenge something that’s wrong before an employer does the check and mistakenly thinks the employee has a red flag in their past.

The company is a division of KENTECH Consulting, a Chicago background check technology company.

Another firm that’s pretty new is Acertiv [3] (whose advisors [4] include HireVue’s Chip Luman and the ubiquitous China Gorman). Acertiv, which is angel funded, has something called a ProofSheet (see my embed, below). Candidates can upload documents or otherwise provide citations for their various accomplishments.


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[1] background check: http://www.ere.net/tags/backgroundchecking/

[2] eKnowID: http://www.eknowid.com

[3] Acertiv: https://www.acertiv.com/

[4] advisors: https://www.acertiv.com/team

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