Remote work may be the silver lining of the pandemic, however this new, larger workforce makes identity fraud easier to perpetrate and represents a threat to the industry. While background checks are ubiquitous, they provide a false sense of security since in the U.S. most don’t verify that the person and the personal data match. In this extensive research, SIA and Sterling reveal these shortcomings and informs the industry about this unseen but real risk. The new breed of tools shows promise to do just that while minimizing friction. Tools now available can improve the candidate experience and serve as a catalyst to accelerate industry growth in the years ahead.
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