As we roll into the fourth quarter of 2017, its a great time to review the year so far and start looking ahead into 2018 and beyond. Certainly, there’s a lot that goes into planning for and operating a growing business in the background screening industry…but the one thing I’ve always encouraged my team to remain focused on at all times is our CULTURE! Everything we do at SJV revolves around culture, especially as it relates to our people. We take great pride in the efforts we exert towards ensuring members of our team exhibit all our Core Values. That’s what this blog is all about...

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During 2017 we’ve featured various employees as part of our ‘Empowered by People’ marketing campaign. The feedback we’ve received from our customers, partners, and employees alike, has been universally positive! We’re very humbled by the response, and we thought it might be a nice change of pace for us to provide a behind the scenes look at the creation of this campaign, how we executed it, and what our plans are for the future with it.

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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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