Ask anyone that knows a thing or two about Background Screening, and they’ll tell you one of the most important components of a quality-driven background check is a County Criminal Search. This is often considered the end-all-be-all for truly ...Read more
What a weekend-plus it was at the NAPBS Annual Conference in San Antonio this past week. It's always great to spend time with our friends and colleagues, but this conference was extra special since we did a soft-launch of our new brand- SJV Data Solutions.
The new branding, booth and messaging (see below) was just the tip of the iceberg and you can look forward to a new website and complete rebrand by the end of this year.
Before we file this one away and head into our Fall busy season, we thought it made sense to recap some of the highlights.
All in all, it was a great conference with a lot of enthusiasm from CRA's and PBSA. We'll look forward to the 2020 mid-year event in Washington D.C. which officially commences in on April 19th, 2020.
Your friends at SJV and some of our industry colleagues have joined together to bring you this year's installment of the Five Star Dinner Series in conjunction with the 2019 NABPS Annual Conference in San Antonio, Texas.
When: Monday, September 9th at 7-10pm CST
Where: Historic Sunset Station in San Antonio, TX
In true Five Star fashion, we've pulled out all the stops this year to bring you a regionally unique, one-of-a-kind event filled with incredible food, Texas-sized fun and world-class entertainment. We’re calling it the Five Star Hootenanny and it's shaping up to be the event of the year! With an authentic Texas-style BBQ competition featuring some of the best teams in the state, entertainment from nationally recognized group, The Spazmatics, and the only thing missing for a perfect event, is YOU!
This event is brought to you by your friends and partners at SJV, TazWorks, Data Divers, Appriss, Tracers, BIS, and TransUnion.
Register today at FiveStarHootenanny.com to reserve your spot. Space is limited so don't wait.
Can't wait to see y’all there!
Among the joint initiatives, Appriss and SJV will open distribution of our core products to our mutual clientele. Together, we plan to develop cutting-edge pre-hire solutions, as well as a more comprehensive and compliant “end-to-end” post-hire solution that will include Appriss’ proprietary continuous monitoring technology. These initiatives will deliver a level of data sophistication unmatched in the industry and will advance our shared goal of using data-driven solutions to ensure safer work environments and communities.
“Appriss is thrilled to partner with an industry leader like SJV,” said Brian Matthews, SVP of Appriss Insights. “Our teams are working together, focusing on product innovation, and leveraging each other’s expertise. We are confident that the results of this partnership will further position Appriss and SJV as leading data suppliers in the background screening industry. We are equally committed to providing the most complete set of pre- and post-hire solutions that will allow background screeners to more effectively mitigate insider threats and enterprise risk.”
We couldn’t be more excited to announce this partnership with a recognized technology leader in the world of risk mitigation. We share a mutual culture of innovation and will drive our teams to develop new solutions and enhance existing offerings, while automating and streamlining the overall screening process for our clients.
We have also committed to begin further educating companies on the importance, value, and benefits of implementing continuous post-hire monitoring programs—the next generation of background screening technology and innovation.
Both SJV and Appriss Safety will host booths at the National Association of Professional Background Screeners’ (NAPBS) Mid-Year Legislative and Regulatory Conference in Arlington, VA, March 24 – 26. Please stop by to learn more about this excited news.
In the digital era, technology dominates our world and it is undoubtedly reshaping the background screening industry. We’ve all heard the terms Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML), but how do they apply to background checks?
Can they be used to make background checks more effective and, or efficient? How can they help to drive down the costs associated with criminal record research? I know, I got your attention on that one.
If these questions have been on your mind (or are now because you just read the above paragraph), you’ve got to join SJV’s chief technology officer, Nick Kelland and Andy Hellman, vice president of international operations at Accurate Background for their presentation at next month’s NAPBS Annual Conference in San Antonio Texas.
This session, titled, “Automation Domination - Web-Extraction and The Scalability for Driving Down Costs,” will be held on Monday, September 9th at 1:30pm CST and offers a high-level overview of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning while detailing the role Robotic Process Automation (RPA) plays in background screening today and what the future holds as technology continues to replace the need for human layered research.
Not a tech-nerd? Don’t worry about it. We’ll give you all of the information you need to be dangerous and discuss how these concepts are applicable to your consumer reporting agency (CRA).
Attendees will learn:
Please note that this session is BYOC (bring your own costume). Star-Trek costumes are encouraged but will not be supplied.
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.
With such explosive progress, we have restructured our Service Team, our Sales Team, and many of the Operational Teams that work every day to complete orders and provide service to our CRA clients. As a result, the Management Level of SJV has started to hold a bi-weekly Tactical Leadership Meeting to keep all of the groups and stakeholders informed of the business with each division and team.
This necessitated an on-going program what we have dubbed, ‘The Corporate Dosey-Do’. The term comes from the traditional line dance where partners are paired up and then trade partners. The idea evolved from the basic concept of cross-pollination. An excellent book on the topic was published in 2004, written by Frans Johansson entitled, “The Medici Effect: Breakthrough Insights at the Intersection of Ideas, Concepts, and Cultures”. This practice refers to the 14th century Banking Dynasty who funded the Renaissance, the Medici Family. The thought was to bring members of all different trades; painters, sculptors, poets, scientists, philosophers, etc together to learn and collaborate.
The Corporate Dosey-Do is a dance of sorts that takes place every two weeks between Department Heads at SJV. Each Team Leader pairs up with another Team Leader and they discuss the similarities and differences between their groups. A 60 minutes session is dedicated to reviewing five major categories that affect or can be affect by every group in the organization. They are:
Operating Practices and Procedures
During these two weeks, the Department Heads will attend team meetings for their partner’s group. They will send team members to meet with one another for 1-on-1 discussions. This is all done with the intention of familiarizing everyone with the functionality, goals, and measurements that exist for each team. And it lends to fresh perspectives to be weighed from outside observers, with the ultimate objective of innovating and improving the way each group does business together and for our clients.
Finally, at each Tactical Meeting, time is allotted for each Department Head to present on the group that they have been working with for the past 14 days. This cross pollination and cross reporting helps reinforce and expand understanding across the entire company.
The Corporate Dosey-Do has already started to pay dividends as SJV has localized several opportunities for efficiency and a greater Customer Experience. We look forward to continuing this project with new team members and leaders into the future, and would recommend the practice to any organization that is experiencing rapid growth and expansion.