Certn, a Victoria, B.C.-based company that specializes in background screening software, today announced the general availability of Certn Lime for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs).
It is available in both 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,” the company said in a release.
“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, it added, was created for firms that need fewer than 50 background checks per year. Companies pay for only the checks they need, without a monthly or recurring fee.
By using Lime to check the background of potential hires, the release stated, 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,” Certn said. “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 a 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 e-mails and getting notified of their check status.
“Background screenings are an essential element in ensuring trust in the hiring process,” said Rory Capern, the company’s chief revenue officer.
“Certn Lime makes the entire process accessible for small and mid-sized businesses and their candidates.
“Customers get results fast instead of waiting days and weeks so they can quickly get the talent they need to move their business forward.”