New self-service background check platform launches

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Certn, a British Columbia-based leader in background screening solutions, today announced the general availability of Certn Lime, an effortless self-service background check offering for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). Certn Lime is available in Canada and the U.S. in a pay-as-you-go format.

SMBs comprise over 98% of businesses in North America alone, according to data from the U.S. Small Business Administration and ISED Canada. For small businesses, it can be tempting to skip background checks to save money or time, but this can have detrimental impacts. Background checks can also help ensure the quality of your hires and improve employee retention. 

Certn Lime was created for companies that need fewer than 50 background checks per year. Companies pay for only the checks they need, without a monthly or recurring fee. Lime is a self-service offering, which makes background checks and identity verification accessible to small businesses. By using Lime to check the background of potential hires, employers can reap benefits including:

  • Foiling identity theft: Companies can minimize the risk of fraud by confidently verifying that a new hire is who they say they are. 
  • Fast, easy screenings: The trend of the “Great Resignation” and the call for better wages mean that this is a candidate’s market. Companies don’t want to lose out on hiring an excellent candidate because the background screening took a long time or was difficult to navigate. Lime offers an easy process via mobile device for candidates to verify their identity. 
  • Self-service: Businesses have full control over their screening needs, deciding which checks to purchase for the specific job roles at hand, sending out emails and getting notified of their check status. 

Rory Capern, chief revenue officer, Certn, said: “Background screenings are an essential element in ensuring trust in the hiring process. Certn Lime makes the entire process accessible for small and mid-sized businesses and their candidates. Our reports are easy to read, and the self-service aspect is easy to navigate. Customers get results fast instead of waiting days and weeks so they can quickly get the talent they need to move their business forward.” 

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