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San Antonio, TX, United States, 2008/11/20 - Austin, Texas-based companies offer HR managers comprehensive solution - CSIdentity.com / TelecomCareers.net.
Reports state that more than 2 million identity thieves are hired every year by unsuspecting companies, and because of faulty background screenings, criminals have access to millions of dollars worth of confidential information. To help companies improve their background screening processes, TelecomCareers – a leading telecom, media and technology-focused career site – is partnering with CSIdentity, the technology leader in identity theft protection, to provide comprehensive background checks and compliance solutions for the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACT Act).
“Background screenings are becoming standard in the application process. CSIdentity and TelecomCareers are looking to help businesses streamline this process while also providing a comprehensive solution that keeps identity thieves and criminals out,” CSIdentity Chairman Bill Morrow said. “Oftentimes criminals secure placement in jobs because of poor screenings. Now businesses are able to find high-caliber job seekers through a process that provides accurate and real-time results.”
The TelecomCareers / CSIdentity partnership is being introduced to TelecomCareers’ clients in two phases. In Phase 1, which is now live, businesses can use CSIdentity SAFESM to run a comprehensive background check on their current employees or new applicants. CSIdentity SAFE is a Web-based pre-screening application that allows employers to quickly and easily verify and authenticate an applicants’ true identity, determine if their names or dates of birth have been altered, and if they have criminal or sex offender backgrounds under alternate names or aliases. Additionally, CSIdentity SAFE offers ongoing monitoring of the identity as long as the person is employed.
This process allows businesses to conduct thorough background searches based on more complete and verified data. Additional screenings available include drug testing, employment and education verification services, and department of motor vehicle records searches. Most components of this process provide results to the human resources or other designated manager within an hour.
“There are so many ways for identity thieves to fool standard background checks and the HR managers conducting them. Criminals can simply change one number on their dates of birth and fool criminal record checks into believing they have clean records. That is why TelecomCareers felt it was so important to provide employers with a one-stop shop for an accurate background screening that provides timely results, “said John Scarborough, general manager of Telecom Careers.
Phase 1 also provides businesses with access to CSIdentity’s Red Flag compliance solution. SAFE ID allows businesses to detect when identity thieves are attempting to conduct transactions by enabling companies to verify and authenticate customers’ identities in real-time. It also provides advanced address verification capabilities that detect when fraudulent address changes are attempted with existing accounts. CSIdentity’s Red Flag compliance solution is available as a stand-alone application or via integration with a business’ existing account origination / management systems.
In conjunction with the Phase 1 launch, CSIdentity and Telecom Careers are kicking off a series of webinars through the Telecom Careers site to introduce CSIdentity SAFE and SAFE ID and provide additional information about CSIdentity’s Red Flag compliance solution and the pitfalls of standard background screenings. The first webinar is scheduled for Dec. 4 at 1 pm. EST.
Phase 2 of this partnership, which will launch in January, will allow job seekers in the TelecomCareers community to become CSIdentity SAFE Certified by running their personal information through CSIdentity’s screening process to proactively show employers they are safe for hire. With the increasing number of people on the job market, this will help hiring managers quickly narrow the pool of qualified applicants to consider.
Founded in 1998, CSIdentity (csidentity.com) is the technology leader in providing identity theft protection services to the American public. The Austin, Texas-based company offers a comprehensive suite of business and personal security solutions targeting all aspects of identity theft. CSIdentity’s comprehensive Security Suite provides the industry’s strongest protection solutions, including identity validation, comprehensive background screenings, identity theft protection for employees and customers, and data breach management.
TelecomCareers (telecomcareers.net) is the leading telecom, media and technology industry career site serving an international Human Capital Community™ of more than 200,000 individuals and 250 organizations. The site offers human resources managers the ability to post jobs and search resumes in a unique platform designed to communicate their brand to a highly targeted demographic. Austin, Texas-based TelecomCareers was founded in 1999 and is owned and operated by Arden Operating Company.