Silk is the leading cloud technology platform to quickly move mission-critical data to the cloud and to keep it operating at high performance standards. Silk works with global enterprise companies and cloud providers to ensure a seamless and efficient migration process, followed by unparalleled performance speeds for all data and applications in the cloud.
200 – 300 employees
Silk needed a background check partner that could provide the speed and efficiency to meet their hiring goals, and make the process easier for their candidates.
Silk partnered with Checkr to reduce their background check turnaround time from two weeks to less than one day.
The Silk-Checkr Story
As a fast-growing startup in the competitive database management space, Silk’s hiring goals for this year aimed to bring in candidates with in-depth cloud experience and knowledge to help expand their business. Silk needed to scale their teams, hire and retain top talent, maintain their company identity and improve their methodical mindset and culture. In order to meet those needs, they partnered with Checkr to match the speed and agility of their own technology and company.
“Silk as a company runs fast, just like our technology. We learn from our mistakes quickly and shift to ensure our efforts align with our goals. One area that needs to move as fast as we do is our background check process,” said Yve Lopez, Director of HR at Silk, “Our former partner took 2-3 times as long and cost twice as much. I used Checkr in the past, so when I moved to Silk I knew I would want to have Checkr by our side after I saw our existing service gaps.”
With their previous vendor, background checks were taking 1-2 weeks. After Yve joined Silk and implemented Checkr, they continue to see an average turnaround time of less than 1 day. The analytics tools built into the Checkr platform are key to Yve being able to report on those numbers to senior leadership and show their success with Checkr.
When it comes to retaining talent, keeping a candidate-first mindset down to the smallest detail is key. In order to create a better experience for their candidates, Silk conducts the background check after the offer is accepted, and relies on Checkr to ensure those reports are available before a new hire starts. Checkr is also essential for providing key candidate data points for building out new hire profiles in Silk’s HRIS.
Silk's favorite features
Ease of use
Speed to run a check, visibility into status and reports
Reporting helps demonstrate value to senior leadership
Checkr Support responds quickly to requests