First Advantage Delivers Better Candidate Experience through State-of-the-Art Mobile-Based Fingerprint Identity Services

Centralized Process Can Accelerate Time-to-Hire and Reduce “Ghosting”

Atlanta, Georgia, UNITED STATES

ATLANTA, Aug. 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Consistent with its commitment to continuous innovation, First Advantage, a global leader in background check and drug screening solutions, has released its new smartphone-based Mobile Fingerprint Capture solution. Now, 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.

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. By ensuring prompt background screening using the latest technologies, employers are protecting their investments in job advertising and employment branding as well as advancing the candidate experience.

To deliver this breakthrough mobile-based biometric capability, First Advantage partnered with Tascent, the industry leader in intuitive, multimodal biometrics. 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.

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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About First Advantage
First Advantage provides comprehensive background screening, identity and information solutions that give employers and housing providers access to actionable information that results in faster, more accurate people decisions. With an advanced global technology platform and superior customer service delivered by experts who understand local markets, First Advantage helps customers around the world build fully scalable, configurable screening programs that meet their unique needs. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, First Advantage has offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

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Mobile-based Fingerprint Capture Solution