Zirtual Selects Virtrue to Vet Virtual Workforce

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Virtrue to provide resume verifications and background checks for the popular virtual assistant service

Virtrue, a leading online ID verification platform, announced today that it has been selected by Zirtual to conduct criminal history background checks and resume verifications for the popular online virtual assistant service. The partnership highlights the power of Virtrue’s innovative verification technology to help companies grow fast without sacrificing workforce standards.

“Maintaining a highly selective workforce is a key differentiator for Zirtual,” said CEO and co-founder Maren Kate Donovan. “Virtrue enables us to easily maintain the integrity standards of our workforce as we scale, via innovative verification technology and a convenient background check platform.”

Virtrue’s resume verification technology can produce results in near real time based on a proprietary algorithmic analysis of user-authorized data, including online social data. Zirtual has embedded Virtrue’s technology directly into its application flow as a pre-screening solution, ensuring that applicants’ work and education histories are verified prior to any interviews. An enterprise portal enables Zirtual to seamlessly manage the verification process and order and view the results of background checks on applicants.

“Traditional candidate verification tools, due to their high cost and slow processing times, are not scalable pre-screening solutions for the broader hiring market,” said Virtrue CEO Adam Spector. “Virtrue is excited to democratize these vetting capabilities so that employers can quickly and affordably access an integrity check on any applicant at any point in the hiring process.”

Zirtual, which recently raised $2 million in venture capital from Tony Hsieh, VegasTechFund, and Mayfield Fund, has experienced an influx of applicants seeking to join its virtual workforce. The company currently employs over 150 U.S.-based assistants, each of whom has been individual vetted and tested to ensure they can provide world-class personal assistance to Zirtual customers.

“Virtrue has taken the pain out of the background check process for us and has made candidate screening a snap – we can now get verification results for applicants in minutes instead of days,” said Donovan. “It’s definitely the future.”

Virtrue’s platform employs end-to-end encryption and does not require individuals to share their login credentials to personal accounts with any outside party (including Virtrue).

“We take privacy very seriously on our platform and that’s why we sought
TRUSTe certification,” said Spector. “Virtrue’s platform is especially applicant- friendly because it doesn’t use manual employment verification (e.g. a phone
call) that could compromise a job seeker’s status at their current
place of employment.”

Virtrue’s technology can be seamlessly integrated into third party platforms and hiring workflows to build workforce integrity and make the hiring processes more efficient and productive by allowing a company to focus on only the most qualified applicants.

About Virtrue
Virtrue is a San Francisco-based company building identity verification solutions for the 21st century. Virtrue leverages proprietary algorithms and cutting-edge data sets to deliver fast, low-cost verification solutions that can decrease fraud and increase efficiencies in hiring. For more information please visit: http://www.virtrue.us/.

About Zirtual
Zirtual is an invite-only online personal assistant company that connects busy people with dedicated personal assistants who are passionate about making their clients lives better. Zirtual Assistants are U.S. based, college educated, and specialize in scheduling, research and reservations but can handle a variety of additional tasks through a network of trusted partners. For more information please visit: http://www.zirtual.com.

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