First Advantage partners with Tascent
14 August 2018 15:57 GMT

First Advantage, a background check and drug screening solutions provider, has released a new smartphone-based mobile fingerprint capture solution it developed in partnership with Tascent.

The firm has said that recruiters and employers no longer have to send their candidates to third-party collection sites for fingerprinting services; consequently, improving the job candidate experience and keeping them fully engaged while accelerating background screening turnaround time.

The First Advantage solution leverages the Tascent Enterprise Suite and Tascent MX, which delivers single-device FBI-certified fingerprinting capabilities by easily connecting to smartphones.

Fingerprinting is required for employment in a range of public and private sector industries such as child and health care, financial services and transportation. Historically, job candidates were required to visit a physical location where fingerprinting services were conducted or wait until a visit by an onsite “mobile” unit could be scheduled. As a result, job candidates had to take extra time off from their current place of employment. Additionally, the hiring process was lengthened, which resulted in the risk of candidate attrition.

"With unemployment rates hovering at record lows, talent acquisition teams need to onboard qualified candidates before losing them to the competition. Elongating the hiring cycle – being too slow to extend a job offer – is resulting in a new trend known as ghosting, whereby the candidate loses interest and stops communicating with the prospective employer". 

Ranjeev Teelock, First Advantage’s senior vice president and general manager, Biometrics Solutions, commented, “Our background check solutions are available via mobile device, and we sought to deliver that same convenience and speed through our biometric partner – particularly at a time in our industry when minimizing time-to-hire is a crucial differentiator. This new technology enables our clients to capture candidate fingerprints quickly, cost-effectively and without interruptions.”

“We’re thrilled to be able to collaborate with First Advantage as it brings this groundbreaking service to market,” said Joey Pritikin, Founder and Co-CEO of Tascent. “The combination of Tascent’s leading technology and First Advantage’s customer-centric approach and integrated services offering will give companies across the U.S. a modern, efficient and easily accessible way to establish and verify employee identity.”

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