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Webinar: Background Screening with TestGenius

Wed. Nov. 6, 2019  ·  12 pm ET /  9 am PT  ·  45 minutes

About the Webinar

Verified First provides custom background and drug screening solutions with world-class customer service. We have a robust integration with TestGenius. This webinar will highlight best practices for background screening and show how easy it is to screen candidates through TestGenius with Verified First.

In 45 minutes, you’ll learn:

  • Why your organization needs to run background checks on staff
  • What can happen when background checks aren’t properly run 
  • How the partnership between TestGenius and Verified First saves time, requires less paperwork, and simplifies the process

About the Speakers

Chris Jackson, Partner Relationship Manager, Verified First

Ben Cornett, Partner Marketing, Verified First

Mike Callen, VP of Products, Biddle Consulting Group

About the Partners

Verified First is known for raising the bar on streamlined background screening solutions backed by the best client support, and for developing the easiest, fastest HR system integrations, for free. Our client support team is U.S.-based and answers calls in seconds, consistently resulting in positive testimonials and a 96% customer satisfaction. Verified First's versatile delivery methods provide clients a turn-key experience. Awards include HRO Today Baker’s Dozen, Workforce Hot List, Deloitte Technology Fast 500, Entrepreneur 360, Inc. 5000.

Test, Train, And Retain With TestGenius®! TestGenius Pre-employment skill and ability testing suite allows employers to quickly and easily learn which of their applicants have the critical skills necessary for success. This cloud-based system is self-administering and self-scoring. Available modules include OPAC (office skills), CritiCall (dispatcher/calltaker skills), and C4 (contact center skills). TestGenius® places applicants into situations that mimic the typical work environment, so employers can determine which applicants truly possess critical skills and abilities required for the role. Invitation management for both proctored and un-proctored internet testing is available.  Microsoft® Office® testing and training including Word®, Excel®, Outlook® and PowerPoint® is available with the system.  TestGenius Validation Wizard ensures that employers can test safely and set valid, job-related cutoff scores.  Unlimited testing means that costs do not increase, only effectiveness!

The Future of Hiring Executive Lunch

Tues, Oct 22, 2019  ·  Noon  ·  2 Hours
Palio  ·  640 Sacramento St  ·  San Francisco, CA

About the Event

Enjoy a free lunch with San Francisco’s leading human resource and talent executives (VPs and Directors) and participate in a discussion on the future of hiring.

Join us as we host an invitation-only group to discuss top-of-mind challenges for hiring going into 2020 such as:

  • The evolving hiring landscape and how to proactively anticipate the impacts
  • Time to hire and quality of hire trends 
  • Mobile candidate experience innovations and strategies

Who Should Register?

The Executive Lunch is an exclusive event for the following executive titles:

  • CEO, COO, CFO, Founder
  • Chief Human Resource Officer
  • Vice President of Human Resources or Talent
  • Vice President of Operations
  • Director of Human Resources,  Recruitment, or Talent Acquisition

About the Sponsors

Verified First is known for delivering streamlined background screening backed by the best client support, and for developing the easiest, fastest HR system integrations, for free. Our client support team is U.S.-based, answers calls in seconds, resulting in hundreds of positive testimonials and a 96% customer satisfaction. Awards include HRO Today Baker’s Dozen, Workforce Hot List, Deloitte Technology Fast 500, Entrepreneur 360, Inc. 5000.

Workable is the world’s leading hiring platform. We provide in-house recruiters and hiring teams with more ways to find more qualified candidates, and help them work together to identify and hire the best. Companies who use our software get from requisition to offer letter faster, with automated and AI-powered tools that source and suggest candidates, simplify decision making and streamline the hiring process. Workable was founded in 2012, and has since helped more than 20,000 companies hire one million candidates.

Webinar: Background Screening through JobAdder Designed for Staffing

Wed, Sept 25, 2019  ·  11 am ET /  8 am PT  ·  30 minutes

About the Webinar

We make staffing companies great by giving them confidence in their hiring decisions. Verified First provides custom background and drug screening solutions with world-class customer service. Verified First solutions can be ordered without ever leaving JobAdder. This webinar will highlight best practices for background screening through Verified First specifically for staffing and demonstrate how easy it is to screen candidates. Join this webinar to learn how you can:

  • Increase speed and accuracy for your hiring team
  • Enhance the candidate experience with your staffing agency
  • Shorten the time to place candidates

About the Speakers

Veronica Garcia is a Partner Relationship Manager at Verified First. Her primary role is working with our strategic partners to help streamline the background check process.

John RudakasJohn Rudakas leads the staffing industry vertical for Verified First. Prior to Verified First, John spent 15 years as an executive in the staffing industry ranging from light industrial to IT sector, executive search and BPO.
Bryan Wilson JobAdder Bryan is the Regional Director for JobAdder in North America. He actively consults and partners with Recruiting & Staffing companies to transform their technology stack for the modern age. Having worked in Recruiting, Staffing & Software for over 20 years, he has a unique perspective on what technology and automation can do to raise a recruiting team’s game to the next level.

About the Partners

Verified First is known for raising the bar on streamlined background screening solutions backed by the best client support, and for developing the easiest, fastest HR system integrations, for free. Our client support team is U.S.-based, answers calls in seconds, resulting in hundreds of positive testimonials and a 96% customer satisfaction. Verified First's versatile delivery method provides JobAdder users a turn-key experience. Awards include HRO Today's Baker's Dozen, HRO Today iTalent, Inc. Deloitte Technology Fast 500, Inc. 500.

JobAdder is a market-leading, cloud-based recruitment platform, that enables recruiters to spend more time doing work that adds real human value. Backed by award-winning support, JobAdder is trusted by over 4,000 businesses worldwide.

Webinar: Background Screening through talentReef

Wed, Oct 9, 2019  ·  11 am ET /  8 am PT  ·  30 minutes

About the Webinar

We make companies great by giving employers confidence in their hiring decisions. Verified First provides custom background and drug screening solutions with world-class customer service. Verified First has a robust integration with talentReef. This webinar will highlight best practices for background screening through Verified First and show exactly how easy it is to screen candidates.

Join this webinar to learn about:

  • Why your organization needs to run background checks on staff
  • What can happen when background checks aren’t properly run
  • How the partnership between talentReef and Verified First saves time, requires less paperwork, and simplifies the process

About the Speakers

Veronica Garcia is a Partner Relationship Manager at Verified First. Her primary role is working with our strategic partners such as talentReef to help streamline the background check process.

Kate Kern is a Senior Solutions Consultant at talentReef.  In the Solutions Consultant role, she provides technical expertise and solutions for Enterprise level accounts across the nation.  Prior to this role she supported our Strategic Alliances team as a Director where she aligned with business leaders of technology companies to help develop a best of breed technology and ensure the highest return on our customer’s investment. 

About the Partners

Verified First is known for delivering streamlined background screening backed by the best client support, and for developing the easiest, fastest HR system integrations, for free. Our client support team is U.S.-based, answers calls in seconds, resulting in hundreds of positive testimonials and a 96% customer satisfaction. Awards include HRO Today Baker’s Dozen, HRO Today iTalent, Inc. Deloitte Technology Fast 500, Inc. 500.

talentReef is the #1 provider for Social Recruiting and Talent Management Systems specifically built for the Hourly workforce. As the market leader with more than 70,000 sites under contract, including the world's best known and best run brands, the company streamlines how fast-paced operators find, hire, train, and manage their most valuable asset—talent. As the industry leader since 2003, talentReef has evolved over the last decade and a half to become the Recruiting & Talent Management platform of choice for thousands of service industry companies across North America.

You Have It All!

Thorough candidate screening without ridiculously long wait times? Yes, you can achieve both!

Join Verified First and SHRM for a webinar with Pamela Devata, employment attorney and equity partner at Seyfarth Shaw.

In this webinar you will learn how to achieve better turnaround times without compromising a thorough, compliant background screen:

  • Top things you should be doing
  • Most common mistakes to avoid
  • How to know if your screening provider is cutting corners
  • What to ask a screening provider to ensure they're delivering on it all
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On-Demand

Visit our partners at the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) to watch our free webinar. SHRM recertification credit will be available to attendees.

E-Book: How to Conduct More Thorough Background Screens in Less Time

E-Book: How to Conduct More Thorough Background Screens in Less Time by Verified First and Pamela DevataPlot-twist: Quality background screens and fast hiring times are not mutually exclusive!  In this free e-book, you’ll hear insights from employment attorney and equity partner, Pamela Devata, as we explore how you can maintain quality of hire while obtaining quicker hiring times. In this e-book, you’ll learn:
  • The impact of background screening on quality of hire and time of hire
  • How to choose the right background screening provider
  • Attainable strategies to achieving high-quality and speedy background screens

Writing on the Wall

More than just graffiti, these blogs offer useful information to get you screening with ease.

Fast Thorough Screening

Let Verified First help you achieve the best of both worlds: industry-leading turnaround times and thorough background reports.

Tell us a little about yourself by filling out the form, and a background screening consultant will reach out to you to discuss how we can meet your needs. 

Webinar: Background Screening through Comeet

Wed, Sept 11, 2019  ·  11 am ET /  8 am PT  ·  30 minutes

About the Webinar

Missed our June announcement that Verified First’s extensive background check services are now integrated with Comeet? Then you won’t want to miss this webinar co-hosted by Verified First’s Veronica Garcia and Comeet’s Lucy Wen.

Join this webinar to learn about:

  • How background checks improve recruiter satisfaction and quality of hires
  • What can happen when background checks aren’t properly run
  • The costs of a bad hire
  • How the partnership between Comeet and Verified First saves time, requires less paperwork, and simplifies the process

About the Speakers

Veronica Garcia is one of our Partner Relationship Managers. Her primary role is working with our strategic partners such as Comeet to help streamline the background check process.

Lucy is a California (Bay Area) native, who moved to NYC about 2 years ago and hasn’t looked back. As a Comeet Account Executive Lucy currently works with companies interested in Comeet who are based in the New England and the NY Tri-State area. Lucy has worked at various software companies in the past and is no stranger to recruiting software. She previously worked for a company that made software for recruiting agencies and was probably a recruiter (by default) in a past life.

About the Partners

Verified First is known for delivering streamlined background screening backed by the best client support, and for developing the easiest, fastest HR system integrations, for free. Our client support team is U.S.-based, answers calls in seconds, resulting in hundreds of positive testimonials and a 96% customer satisfaction. Awards include HRO Today Baker’s Dozen, HRO Today iTalent, Inc. Deloitte Technology Fast 500, Inc. 500.

Comeet is a cloud-based collaborative hiring platform and ATS that provides structured, streamlined workflows to enable companies to make better hires, faster. The system is based on a team-centric approach that involves the entire hiring team, not just the recruiters. It offers an elegantly simple, user-friendly design that makes it easy for companies to deploy and customize for hiring teams to use, with little to no training required. 

Diversity and Inclusion

Our furred, feathered, and fishy friends are here to show us how diversity is what makes us great. Join Verified First and our pack of pets to learn some new tricks on hiring for inclusion.

Thanks to our partners, Bullhorn and FirstVoice, for their valuable companionship.

eBook: Hiring For Diversity and Inclusion

From attracting a diverse talent pool, to making more objective hiring decisions, join the pets of Verified First in learning some new tips on hiring for diversity and inclusion.

In this eBook, you'll learn:

  • The business case for diversity
  • Why organizations are having such a ruff time improving diversity
  • The research-backed methods to creating equal op-purr-tunity for all candidates—and more!
Verified First Hiring for Diversity and Inclusion Ebook with Bullhorn and FirstVoice

With valuable insights from our partners, Bullhorn and FirstVoice.

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How Diversity and Inclusion Makes a Pawsitive Workplace

Diverse companies are almost two times more likely to be innovation leaders in their market. But no bones about it, implementing an inclusive process isn't always a walk in the park. Here's a look at the successes gained by diversity and the challenges faced by diverse groups to help you create a best in show inclusivity program. 

Include these articles on diversity in your reading list!

5 Elements of a Successful Diversity and Inclusion Program

If you try to train your cat to play fetch, or take your fish on a walk, you’ll quickly realize that different pets have different strengths, and people are very much the same. A true inclusion strategy will focus on the total talent lifecycle and create a work environment where each employee’s strengths can flourish.

Hiring Lessons We Can Learn From Our Pets

Celebrate uniqueness with a look at what animals can teach us about diversity and inclusion. Our 1-minute video features furry friends of the staff of Verified First!

Meet the Pets of Verified First

In the spirit of inclusion, we asked our employees a very important question: “If your pet worked at Verified First, what department would they be in?” What we got was a diverse range of rovers and furry felines, some of whom would definitely be caught sleeping on the job.

Verified First Can Assist You With Objective Hiring

Let us know a few details about your company and a Background Screening Consultant will drop you a line with a fully customized solution that:

  • Reduces your time to hire
  • Minimizes paperwork
  • Improves your candidate experience
  • Helps you hire the right people 

E-Book: How To Catch Hires

Learn how to uncover quality in each stage of the hiring process.

60% of companies cite quality of hire as their #1 recruitment challenge. This research-packed 13 page eBook includes:
  • How to define quality of hire
  • How to measure quality of hire
  • Best practices on improving quality of hire
  • Getting the best hires in the boat

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Download the free sEa-Book!

Catch Hires

With 60% of companies now citing quality of hire as their #1 recruitment challenge, it’s time to take a deep dive on getting quality candidates in the boat! 

Be shore you’re hiring the best candidates by joining Verified First on a voyage through the latest research and trends in quality of hire. From selecting the bait to reeling them in, we explore how HR can optimize each step of the hiring process to focus on quality.

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6 Screening Questions to Make Better Hiring Decisions

Quality of Hire is HR’s #1 recruitment challenge, according to Aptitude Research. To help overcome this, here are six interview questions that uncover whether or not you have a great catch.

Hiring with a focus on quality can lead to increased retention, profits and employee satisfaction. Here are the best practices for building an effishient quality of hire strategy.​

E-Book: How To Catch Quality Hires

Learn how to uncover quality in each stage of the hiring process.

60% of companies cite quality of hire as their #1 recruitment challenge. This research-packed 13 page E-Book includes:
  • How to define quality of hire
  • How to measure quality of hire
  • Best practices on improving quality of hire
  • Getting the best hires in the boat
Thanks to our partners, JazzHR and RightHire, for their valuable insights to this E-book!

Get the free sEa-Book

A Sealection of Quality Hiring Articles

REASONS DIVERSE CANDIDATE MAKE QUALITY HIRES

Why Diversity Improves Quality of Hire

A diverse candidate’s background is often what makes them a high quality hire. Their experiences and perspectives can offer a variety of benefits for any organization. Here are five of the...

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3 Ways to Manage Hiring Manager Expectations

As the national unemployment rate hovers at 3.8% and candidate pools continue to shrink, recruiters are finding it more difficult to deliver high-quality candidates that meet hiring manager expectations. While...

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Get swimming with Verified First today!

Let us know a few details about your company and a Background Screening Consultant will drop you a line with a fully customized solution that:

  • Reduces your time to hire
  • Minimizes paperwork
  • Improves your candidate experience
  • Helps you hire the right people 

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Quest Diagnostics Drug Screening Labs

Our Quest Diagnostics solution is perfect for low cost, lab-based results with many different test options, including testing panels with from 4 to 14 common drugs of abuse. You can add Alcohol or Nicotine panels to any Quest test. All test results, including MRO, are returned to the Verified First portal—no second login needed. There are nearly 3000 Quest locations in the U.S. for your convenience.

DOT Drug Screening

Through Verified First you can order all DOT-required background screens and drug tests in one portal. We have everything you need including DOT-compliant drug testing, electronic chain of custody forms, MRO, and consortium random pools for alcohol and drug screening.

Veritest: Quality Assurance Built In

Verified First includes Veritest™ with all Quest drug tests. Each sample will be confirmed as valid and tested for adulterants, so you can be confident in the results. Veritest™ is provided to you at no extra cost!

 

Available Drug ​Testing Panels

  • Amphetamine
  • Methamphetamine
  • Cocaine
  • Marijuana
  • Opiates
  • Semi-Synthetic Opiates
  • Phencyclidine (PCP)
  • Barbiturates
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Methadone
  • Propoxyphene
  • Methaqualone
  • 6-Acetylmorphine (Heroin)
  • MDA, MDMA, MDEA
  • Alcohol
  • Nicotine

Random ​Drug Screening Program

At Verified First, we realize managing a random drug screening program can be challenging. Not only do you have to simply remember, but the selection and record keeping can also be a burden. We can manage your program at no cost to you. Simply provide us with your employee census and we can send you a quarterly randomized list of employees to drug screen—it's that simple. ​​

Get Started Drug Screening

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SMS Messaging for Background Screening

According to CTIA.org, job candidates respond to text messages in an average of 90 seconds, compared to 90 minutes for email. One third of those candidates will respond, compared to email’s 8% response rate. It’s clear candidates prefer texting—r u ready?

Your candidates will be able to respond to your request for background screening on the go with text messaging from Verified First. Applicants can securely provide authorization and disclosure remotely on their device using our mobile-friendly online forms.

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Statistics from Aptitude Research, 2019

Get Started with Candidate Text Messaging

Are you ready to add text messaging? Let us know a little about you and your company's needs by filling out the form. One of our consultants will contact you to discuss elevating your candidate experience with SMS texting.

Download Our Fact Sheet

Our handy PDF fact sheet covers the benefits of mobile-ready background screening and statistics that demonstrate the improvements from communicating with candidates via text.