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HireRight Introduces Social Media Screening through Partnership with Fama Technologies

Automated solution provides reports on publicly available online information

Irvine, Calif., March 31, 2020 – HireRight, a leading provider of global employment background checks, drug testing, education verification, and electronic Form I-9 and E-Verify solutions, announces a new partnership with Fama Technologies, Inc. (Fama), an automated social media background screening platform.

Fama analyzes a candidate or current employee’s digital footprint through their publicly available online data, with the goal of identifying any potential risks posed to the organization, which could include bigotry, sexism, and harassment. Through this partnership, HireRight will help customers build and maintain a positive corporate culture while protecting against potential brand and bottom-line damage and maintaining high compliance standards when hiring.

In a world where candidates and employees are active online, understanding the presence that they maintain through social media and other online platforms can provide employers with important information about what they will bring to an organization,” said Jim Daxner, Chief Product Officer at HireRight. “We are excited to be partnering with Fama and to be able to layer in this additional level of protection to ensure our customers are able to find and retain talent that embodies their organization’s core values and goals while mitigating potential risks to their employees, reputation, and bottom line.”

Offered through a seamless integration within the HireRight platform, clients will be able to broaden the scope of their background check to include a social media search. Leveraging Fama’s technology, the searches will generate reports that offer comprehensive analyses that align with customers’ own hiring standards and policies.

Prioritizing the privacy of candidates and employees, Fama’s software searches only publicly available information online and evaluates only the behaviors that the employer defines as job-relevant, providing companies a proactive approach to identifying risk. The solution reveals only the information flagged as risky, helping to insulate employers from exposure to protected class information to ensure unbiased decision-making.

For more information about HireRight’s Social Media Search product, please visit www.hireright.com/services/additional-services/social-media-search

About HireRight

HireRight helps employers hire the right candidates by delivering global employment background checks, drug testing, education verification, and electronic Form I-9 and E-Verify solutions. Employers can tailor HireRight’s extensive screening solutions to their unique needs, giving them peace of mind about their hiring and vetting processes. HireRight’s platform integrates with existing HR platforms and applicant tracking systems, giving organizations and candidates the best possible experience. HireRight is headquartered in Irvine, CA, with offices around the globe including regional headquarters in London, Mexico City and Singapore.

About Fama

Fama provides an automated solution that identifies problematic behavior among potential hires and current employees by analyzing publicly available online information. Enterprise HR and Talent leaders trust Fama to help identify behaviors such as bigotry and harassment that are often missed in the hiring process. With Fama, organizations can now improve workplace culture and protect their employees from harassment and toxic behaviors before they escalate to more serious concerns and expose the brand to liability. Fama is backed by some of the world’s leading venture capitalists and institutional investors and is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA. Learn more at https://www.fama.io.

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