As an operational leader, I’m often surprised by how processes evolve (or fail to evolve) over time. Sometimes they evolve into a swift, agile cheetah. Sometimes they evolve into an ugly, slow-moving beast that devours all the resources in its path. And sometimes they don’t evolve at all, which in many cases is just as bad as the slow-moving beast. Even more surprising is how those executing the process can be intimidated to suggest or unaware of how to correct the negative or promote the positive evolution. Rarely is this task trap the fault of one person; rather, it’s more often the result of an overly bureaucratic corporate culture. In such cultures...

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2017 has marked an incredible year of growth and corporate strategy for SJV. We have seen each of our Product Houses expand and our leadership team has also developed and strengthened. In fact, I am going to break the fourth wall here for a moment and point out that is exactly why we have been launching the Personnel Profiles and Blog Posts, to help the Screening Industry continue to learn who the real people are behind the brand of SJV.

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Sanction is a term that is often used when referring to databases like ours. I’m often asked “do you have a sanction database?” or “is this a sanction check?”

We do have sanctions in our dataset. For example, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has many lists of sanctioned individuals.

However, it’s a common misconception that an entire dataset like ours is a Sanction Database or Sanction search. Sanctions usually refer to Financial Sanctions. Financial Sanctions are restrictive measures imposed on individuals or entities in an effort to curtail their activities and to exert pressure and influence on them.

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Puerto Rico, officially the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (Spanish: Estado Libre Asociado de Puerto Rico, literally the "Free Associated State of Puerto Rico"), is a United States territory located in the northeastern Caribbean. Puerto Rico (PR) is an archipelago that includes the main island of Puerto Rico and a number of smaller islands. The official languages are Spanish, which is predominant, and English.  Spanish is the only official language of the entire Commonwealth Judiciary system and is the dominant language of business, education, and daily life. The island's population is approximately 3.6 million. The capital and most populous municipality is San Juan. Although is considered an unincorporated territory of the United States, it is a self-governing commonwealth.

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In the world of verifications, there are numerous factors that lead to a successful, verified outcome. Being able to replicate certain strategies over time to continually produce verified outcomes is a mixture between an exact science, artwork, and sometimes just plain old luck! One of the biggest factors to account for is ‘call strategy’. This blog post will serve to not only define what a call strategy is, but how they actually work in producing verified outcomes.

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