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First Advantage Announces Criminal Records Watch – Monitoring Solution

First Advantage, a global leader in background check and drug screening solutions, announced today Criminal Records Watch, a new product that enables companies to better protect their brands, workplaces and relationships from risk. Criminal Records Watch is an FCRA-compliant ongoing monitoring tool that will allow employers to monitor criminal record activity of existing employees and contractors in near real-time. This innovative tool provides alerts to employers whenever an employee or contractor has a reportable criminal records history after they begin working for the employer – giving employers the opportunity to initiate intervention or adverse action, without waiting for a periodically scheduled re-screen.

The business case for criminal records monitoring has become a necessity, especially given the potential negative impact of unlawful activities on other employees, customer satisfaction and job performance. Monitoring has become pervasive recently; however, given the complexity of local state and federal laws, as well as the volume of records, it is more effectively performed by companies with expertise in this area, such as First Advantage.

“Our Criminal Records Watch solution gives employers access to key information related to activities that have the potential to damage the company and its reputation,” said First Advantage CEO Scott Staples. “It delivers information employers need to know to ensure safe workplaces and professional customer experiences. By receiving criminal record information in near real-time, employers are able to proactively manage risk and put the corresponding actions in place.”

Criminal Records Watch is ideally suited to monitor those positions that require an additional level of trust or certification, particularly those in the healthcare, education, and financial services industries. It is also particularly relevant to transportation and fleet services, as it alerts an employer as to any motor vehicle violations.

Staples continued, “This next-generation technology is another example of First Advantage’s commitment to deliver global screening solutions that help HR professionals handle worker issues proactively while maintaining brand equity.”

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