SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Checkr, the leading provider of modern and compliant background checks, today announced new technology that provides continuous updates about criminal records that may affect ridesharing drivers’ eligibility to drive. Checkr Continuous Check, which was designed with Uber, dynamically identifies potentially disqualifying records to help ensure drivers continue to meet Uber’s safety standards.
“With today's on-demand workforce, there's a need to move beyond static background reports to dynamic screenings," said Daniel Yanisse, CEO of Checkr. "Through Continuous Check, Checkr is creating a new standard of safety for the ridesharing industry and beyond that will provide critical insight into changes in someone's background that may affect their eligibility to work."
Uber is the first company to adopt the technology. Using data sources that cover most new criminal offenses, Continuous Check provides notifications to Uber when a driver is involved in criminal activity. Uber can then investigate any potentially disqualifying information, such as a new and pending charge for a DUI, to determine whether the driver is still eligible to drive with Uber. This new technology allows Uber to continuously enforce its safety standards between annual reruns of background checks.
“Safety is essential to Uber and we want to ensure drivers continue to meet our standards on an ongoing basis,” said Gus Fuldner, Vice President of Safety and Insurance at Uber. “This new continuous checking technology will strengthen our screening process and improve safety.”
Designed initially to meet the stringent requirements of the ridesharing industry, Continuous Check will be available to all Checkr customers in Fall 2018.
Checkr’s mission is to build a fairer future by improving understanding of the past. Our platform makes it easy for thousands of customers to hire millions of people every year at the speed of the gig economy. Using Checkr’s advanced background check technology, companies of all sizes can better understand the dynamics of the changing workforce, bring transparency and fairness to their hiring, and ultimately build a better future for workers. For more information please visit: www.checkr.com.