10 12, 2020

AGG/Vital4 – Top 5 Lessons from 2020 in Background Screening + Planning for 2021

By |2020-12-10T12:52:21-05:00December 10th, 2020|Background Screening, Trends|

Top 5 Lessons from 2020: Regulators offered limited flexibility to address COVID-19 realities, what can the background industry learn from this? Have a solid business continuity plan. Stay abreast of changing guidance from regulators, courts and COVID safety. Internal processes to document changes that occurred which may be different than how they were handled pre and post-COVID. Investing and leveraging technology to your advantage. COVID-19 led companies to focus on their IT infrastructure to allow employees [...]

1 03, 2020

How to Best Use Data to Manage Your Organization’s 
Compliance Obligations

By |2020-07-24T13:42:15-04:00March 1st, 2020|Background Screening, Pre-Employment Screening, Technology|

Organizations and those tasked within the organization to manage its compliance obligations continue to face an ever-increasing number of legislative and regulatory requirements to ensure they operate in line with regulators and the community’s expectations. From managing compliance obligations relating to legislation addressing terrorism and money laundering (such as the PATRIOT Act in the US or AML/CTF Act in Australia) through to those involved in managing complex international supply chains (including the Modern Day Slavery Act [...]

24 07, 2019

Trust Stamp Partners with Vital4 to take AML/KYC to the Next Level

By |2020-06-24T15:47:16-04:00July 24th, 2019|Background Screening, Partnerships, Press Release|

Atlanta, Jul 24, 2019 – Trust Stamp, a provider of proprietary artificial intelligence-powered identity services headquartered in Atlanta, GA has entered into a partnership with Vital4 to provide an end-to-end enhanced KYC / AML solution to its diverse global client base through Trust Stamp’s employee and customer onboarding solutions. “Trust Stamp OnBoard” is a highly robust Know Your Customer / Anti-Money Laundering (KYC / AML) screening solution that is powered by Vital4’s data search technology. Vital4 [...]

11 03, 2017

What are the top Background Screening trends to look for in 2017?

By |2020-06-23T16:00:12-04:00March 11th, 2017|Background Screening, Pre-Employment Screening, Sharing Economy, Social Media, Trends|

TSA Pre-Check "Style" Checks In the crazy world we live in today; it seems as though background screening is becoming an increasingly popular subject. The first question that comes to mind for me after a tragic incident in the news is; “was there a background check done on the individual(s) who committed the crime?” Having your background screened to have priority statuses such as TSA-pre check and Clear is becoming more prevalent, and I predict more [...]

20 02, 2017

The top 10 things you need to know about International Background Screening

By |2020-06-24T16:41:35-04:00February 20th, 2017|Background Screening, Blog, International|

1. It’s very different from domestic screening. In the US, the background screening is governed by the FCRA (Fair Credit Reporting Act), and any CRA (consumer reporting agency) performing background screening must be FCRA compliant. The FCRA does not pertain to screening outside of the US. 2. There are over 240 countries and territories outside of the US. It’s a big world out there. This means with over 240 countries and territories across the globe; every [...]

12 01, 2017

Risky Business: Why your organization shouldn’t overlook international background screening

By |2020-09-01T18:57:58-04:00January 12th, 2017|Background Screening, Blog, International|

All organizations have a responsibility to their shareholders, customers, and associates to conduct compliant and risk-averse background checks on their potential contractors and employees without discrimination. Most US businesses that require criminal background screening prior to hire only run a criminal history search on an applicant within the US court systems. This tactic leads to the hire of employees with non-disclosed criminal history and makes the company liable for the employee’s actions while placing associates, clients [...]

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