2014: Year in Review

(Last Updated On: August 28, 2018)

2014 Year in Review

It felt like the fun was just beginning, but in a very short time, 2014 will be coming to an end.

This year we learned about Ban the Box and Big Data. We dumped buckets of icy water on our heads, and when no one was looking, we danced our hearts out to Pharrell’s “Happy”, and listened to every little girl we know to sing “Let it Go”. We protected ourselves from FCRA class action lawsuits and we got smarter about using social media, both in the hiring and marketing processes. Most importantly, as the economy improved, we celebrated with our clients, as they experienced growth and truly got back to hiring again.

For Justifacts, 2014 was filled with innovation and inspiration. For that reason, it seems appropriate to take a look back at the things we’ve accomplished, the fun we’ve had, and sneak a peek at what’s around the corner in 2015.

Some of the stats that reflect the excitement of the past year include:

62,400………Numbers of hours Justifacts’ wonderful Account Manager, Cathie Bruce has shown up for work, give or take a sick day… (Cathie celebrated 30 years with Justifacts in 2014)
5250………….The number on the street address of the Justifacts’ building we purchased this year
2514…………..Number of dollars Justifacts’ staff raised this year for United Way
2110+…………Number of hits on our latest LinkedIn article
186…………….The number of countries Justifacts performs background screening services in. (Our international processes were streamlined in 2014, making it easier than ever to search applicants worldwide.)
140…………….Number of pizzas consumed by our staff at Justifacts’ pizza parties
75………………Number of toys our staff donated to Toys for Tots this Christmas
53………………Number of CRAs accredited by NAPBS (Justifacts joined the short list of CRAs accredited by the NAPBS this year)
32………………Number of years Justifacts has been providing background screening services
24………………Number of hours per day you can receive help thanks to our new digital support system
23………………Number of new Justifacts’ employees
17…………..…..Percent growth Justifacts experienced this year
12….…………..Number of CRAs on Workforce Magazine’s Hot List (Of course, Justifacts is one of them!)
9………………..Number of gallons of ice cream scooped up by Justifacts’ staff in 2014
4/5…………….Average number of stars clients gave Justifacts on client surveys
1……………..….The number of people from Justifacts’ team that were nominated for EY Entrepreneur of the Year. (We celebrated as our CEO, Jeanette Spofford, was honored this year)
<0.01………….Percent of Justifacts’ reports that were disputed this year

With a year like that, needless to say, we’re pretty jazzed for 2015. It continues to amaze me what we can accomplish with the “Get it Done” attitude that resounds in the halls here at Justifacts.

Some of the things we are looking forward to in 2015 include:

  • Advanced Security – Justifacts is continuing to stay proactive when it comes to keeping our client’s and their applicant’s information safe and secure. When it comes to data security, there can be no compromise and our IT department is leaving no stone unturned.
  • New Search Offerings – Stay tuned for some of the exciting new search offerings we are preparing to offer our clients in the New Year
  • Supporting a Sharing Economy – Justifacts is expanding our ability to provide services that encourage a safer sharing community
  • Expanded Integration Offerings – Expect Justifacts to add more integrations in 2015 which will provide a faster, more streamlined process for our clients
  • Improved Candidate Experience – With an applicant dispute rate of less than .01%, Justifacts is already doing pretty well at keeping our clients’ applicants happy. We want to build on that in 2015 by adding to our online knowledgebase so that your applicants will be able to log on 24/7 and have access to answers for any frequently asked questions they may have.

 

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