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Will AI Affect the Progression of Pre-Employment Screening Industry?

By ESOutlook | Thursday, November 21, 2019

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Background screening is not an easy task as it demands a full picture of an applicant’s history to generate a quality result. To obtain more in-depth insights, an organization must search multiple databases for specific information required to hire a qualified candidate in a matter of minutes. However, this information should be consolidated in a database before explored, and the combination of technologies like AI, machine learning, and deep-search algorithms help achieve this. Thus rapid data digitization helps background verification while delivering anyone in need of a detailed report with fast and reliable results.

A background check will investigate a candidate’s background, including employment, education, criminal records, motor vehicle, and license record checks. Each type of inspection will reveal unique information pertinent to that check.

Here are the two significant ways of how cutting-edge technology helps in background checks.

In this world of the internet, information can be easily tracked and obtained. In such a world, knowing about people is not an arduous task, and if that data enables the progress of businesses, then it would be significantly invited to disrupt the organizations.

Access Data Quickly

Artificial Intelligence (AI) helps to process a considerable amount of data in just a few minutes. By simply entering a person’s name into a search engine, many matches to that name are displayed. Thus, with search algorithms developed explicitly for background verification, streamlining search results is possible. It gives results that match more than one criterion.

Smarter Data Analytics

While AI allows aggregation of data, combining it with machine learning enables the background screening process to prioritize data according to relevance. Not all the information pertaining to a specific individual is required; only those data useful to background verification is needed. With the new technologies, only valuable data like address verification, criminal records, and past employment records are made available to the hiring company. Also, just by taking into account critical performance factors, AI can quickly generate a score for the candidate.

There are a number of online service providers of background screening services, who can be accessed for free or paid. These background checks give more detailed information.

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