January 16, 2013
Leading Sports Automation Provider Integrates Background Checks into Registration Flow
SEATTLE, WA (January 17, 2013) – It is the most important responsibility of all youth sports organizations to ensure the safety and security of their players. Korrio has teamed up with backgroundchecks.com, a leading provider of nationwide criminal background checks, to fully integrate the management of these background checks in the registration experience. Korrio not only increases the level of protection, but using the very best technology, Korrio can make the process quick and easy and reduce the amount of time it takes volunteers to sort, organize, and evaluate the results. A win-win for everybody involved.
Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, backgroundchecks.com is home to one of the largest online criminal conviction databases in the industry. With a database of over 430 million criminal records, Korrio helps deliver these background check reports in an extremely intuitive, concise and user-friendly format.
Korrio (korrio.com), developer of a contemporary sports automation platform, is proud to announce it has fully integrated background check management into their registration flow. Youth sports volunteers who apply for a background check can view the status of their application in their individual dashboards. Administrators who are managing the background checks can view, clear or reject multiple background checks at one time in a simple report, eliminating hours of paperwork, updates and follow up tasks. Korrio presents individual background check status via an intuitive compliance light tool showing on administrative reports and rosters.
Background checks made easy during registration
By making integrated background checks an optional part of registration, Korrio clubs now have the ability to add background check screening to any adult registration with only a couple of clicks. The screening is fast and efficient, returning a result to authorized administrators within seconds. In addition, if the application has answered “no” to all questions concerning criminal history, and the report comes back clean, the adult registration is automatically cleared. This helps administrators focus only on the background checks that show criminal history, saving them the tedious tasks of approving clean reports. If the background checks returns any type of criminal behavior, the administrator can easily review results, add notes and take appropriate “approval” or “rejected” action before the volunteer is ever assigned to a team. The sports organization can offer this as a free club service or for a set fee. Sports organizations benefit from easier management and control of background checks saving time and money, while keeping their kids as safe as possible.
While the focus is on protecting players, it’s important to safeguard adult privacy and identity as well. Identity theft is a multi-billion dollar risk, so it’s critical to handle sensitive personal information securely. Korrio collects and transmits background check screening information using industry standard web encryption technology in the same way credit card numbers are protected. The “old way” of gathering sensitive information and adding it to spreadsheets, with unencrypted files on thumb drives and laptops, is a thing of the past. Using integrated background checks as part of your Korrio registration programs means the organization is protecting players and volunteers alike, keeping everyone safe.
Taking your club to the next level
Korrio CEO, Steve Goldman said his company is delighted to integrate background checks into the Korrio registration flow experience. The product fits Korrio’s vision of providing easy, integrated, safe and mobile solutions that make sports Administrators and families’ lives easier and more enjoyable. “Korrio is leading the way for modern sports automation technology,” Goldman said. “This is another significant step forward in an area we care deeply about – youth safety. Performing state level checks alone is not adequate. We built an intuitive and simple interface to manage background checks that removes the burden from Administrators. This feature is just another way sports organizations can add value for their customers – the families and players. Korrio has everything you need to run your youth sports organization in one place.“
Korrio is a cloud-based service for organizing youth sports. We unify and amplify the sports life of every athlete. Korrio provides the tools required to get players on the field as well as an online environment for staff, families and fans to share and build community. Founded in 2009, Korrio is transforming sports for the 100+ million Americans who participate. Visit us at korrio.com, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest or Facebook.
Kristina O’Connell, VP Marketing