Best for: Pre-employment screening, criminal background checks, verifications, and drug testing
Regions: US, Canada
Features: Initiate a background check on a candidate and receive results in Workable
Support: Help Center, ClientServices@VerifiedFirst.com, (844) 709-2708
Verified First is an employment verification, background and drug screening company. You can connect your Verified First account to Workable in order to initiate background, drug and other checks directly from a candidate's profile. You'll receive the results on the candidate's timeline when the check is complete.
Setting up the integration
Via an API key
To integrate, start by contacting Verified First for an API key. Reach out to your account representative or drop an email to integrations@VerifiedFirst.com to request the API key for the integration with Workable. The Verified First team will send you the API key which is a long string of random letters and numbers.
With the API key in hand, sign in to Workable:
- Click your profile icon in the upper right and navigate to Integrations
- Locate Verified First in the list of background check integrations and click on it
- Add your API key to the field that appears
- Click Update settings
Via the VF Connector
Alternatively, you can download the Verified First Connector - an extension that simplifies Workable integration. You will need to have an account with Verified First in order to use the extension in Workable. To do so:
- Find "Verified First" in your browser's web store. Install and allow the browser extension. It's available on the most popular browsers - Chrome, Safari, Firefox, New Edge.
- Open the VF Connector and log in with your Verified First account.
- Now navigate to a candidate profile in Workable and click on the Verified First extension icon (in the upper right corner of your browser window)
A pop-up window will appear; click Allow for the additional permissions requested for this extension.
- Refresh your browser page and you should now see the "Screen with Verified First" button under all candidates eligible for a background check.
That's it! You will now be able to perform background checks and drug screening on your candidates with a few simple clicks.
Using the integration
Depending on your setup process:
- Via an API key: Run a check via the magnifying glass button in the toolbar
- Via the VF Connector: Run a check via the "Screen with Verified First" button that will appear after the extension is enabled.
Check out our webinar with Verified First on best practices for background screening that will speed up and simplify your screening process!