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First Advantage Announces Global Support for Mobile-first Background Screening Solution

First Advantage, a global leader in background check and drug screening solutions, will preview the global version of its Profile Advantage background screening solution at this week’s HR Technology Conference & Exposition®. First Advantage will be on hand in Booth No. 1750 to show attendees how job candidates can submit information directly via mobile devices, significantly decreasing time-consuming back-and-forth communications.

As organizations compete for qualified talent in today’s tight labor market, time-to-hire is essential. Integral to ensuring workplace safety and alignment with corporate culture is a thorough background check to verify prior employment and uncover any questionable history. First Advantage’s Profile Advantage – available on mobile devices as well as desktop browsers – enables candidates to respond to an invitation to initiate the process of providing the necessary information to begin their background screen, fill in the relevant details and increase completion rates all in one application. Additionally, the solution will streamline the screening process by enabling users to submit critical documentation quickly and easily, addressing a common challenge faced by global talent with multinational educational and professional experience. Based on current customer data, candidates who use Profile Advantage submit their information 70% faster than those who do not.

First Advantage is uniquely qualified to support the global background screening requirements of hiring companies. A global organization of more than 4,000 employees located across 26 offices in 14 countries, the company provides background and employment screening to more than 35,000 customers and executed approximately 55 million screens in 2017. Unlike other background screening organizations that purport to be global, First Advantage has its own global infrastructure – including a data center in Amsterdam – and does not outsource this business-critical function to third party vendors.

Michael Pilnick, Executive Vice President and Global Head of Human Resources for First Advantage, commented, “New labor models – such as those defined by the gig economy – and shrinking talent pools for existing and new jobs are driving increased demand for nimble yet comprehensive global HR applications that also provide a positive candidate experience. Profile Advantage’s mobile background screening gives hiring managers reliable data-informed insights while aligning with the mobile-savvy expectations of top talent.”

First Advantage CEO, Scott Staples, said, “Profile Advantage increases hiring quality while decreasing time-to-hire. It was a logical progression that we expand Profile Advantage globally, to support international hiring and help build stronger employer brands through better candidate experiences.”

Intended for organizations of all sizes, Profile Advantage is easily integrated with popular ATS, HRMS and talent management solutions. Customers can also be confident they’ll receive the support they need – available in 22 languages. For more information about Profile Advantage, please visit: