Contact: Elizabeth Fairchild FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LAKE FOREST, Calif., May 26, 2009 – Accurate Background, Inc. released today its latest technology for pre-employment background screening. Called AccurateNow, it allows small to medium-size businesses and human resource professionals an on-demand solution to create their own corporate account online and begin ordering comprehensive background checks on job applicants within minutes.
AccurateNow is ideal for organizations wanting to implement a screening program quickly and realize the need to get accurate, current information that is compliant with state and federal regulations. Designed to offer the same products and services available through Accurate Background’s Enterprise solution, this flexible online technology is an effective tool allowing small to medium-size businesses to streamline their screening process and get comprehensive information from reliable sources.
“Many online providers offer ‘instant’ background screening information that comes solely from a nationwide database which can be unreliable as it is only as current as the information provided by the originating source,” says Catherine Aldrich, executive vice president of Accurate Background. “Using a criminal database alone to screen out potential job applicants is not, in itself, compliant with federal regulations under the Fair Credit Reporting Act. The criminal history reported by these databases should always be confirmed at the courthouse level for accuracy.”
AccurateNow provides all of the online training and documentation needed to be compliant with state and federal regulations. If clients elect to use the National Criminal search option offered through AccurateNow, criminal history reported by that search will be automatically confirmed by AccurateNow for accuracy using county level services which are researched directly through the county courthouses.
“Many organizations are under the misconception that thorough background checks commonly used by much larger organizations are costly and time-consuming,” says Aldrich. “This product allows small to medium-size businesses to conduct the same level of due diligence in background screening quickly and at a highly competitive price while maintaining compliance with state and federal regulations.”
Through AccurateNow, organizations can choose from a range of service packages and ala carte options based on their specific needs and hiring guidelines. Available services include criminal history searches, sex offender registry searches, education and employment verifications, motor vehicle reports, and consumer credit reports. The cost for the comprehensive packages starts at $24 and the system has the flexibility to handle large volume and an unlimited number of online users per organization.
“In today’s challenging economy, the number of people seeking jobs is growing quickly and the job market is highly competitive,” says Aldrich. “The use of quality background checks not only reduces potential liability, it can save organizations a considerable amount of money through lower job turnover and the ability to hire the best applicant for the job from the beginning.”
For more information about AccurateNow, visit www.accuratenow.com.
About Accurate Background
Accurate Background, a nationwide company based in Lake Forest, Calif., is a technology leader in the background screening field. Offering innovative and cutting-edge background check and security research products to organizations nationwide and globally, they continue to be at the forefront in theirindustry. Through expert leadership and a commitment to quality information, they have illustrated their ability to meet the needs of their clients in employment screening, vendor certification and fraud prevention. They were recently ranked on the Top 100 Diversity Owned Businesses in California for 2009 by DiversityBusiness.com. In 2008, they were ranked for the third year in a row on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 and their pre-employment screening solution was awarded the American Bankers Association’s exclusive endorsement through its affiliate, the Corporation for American Banking. For more information about Accurate Background and its products, call 800.784.3911 or visit their web site at