HireRight Aims At Uber, Airbnb, Others With New Product

Are you a new startup looking to tap into the "sharing economy", ala Uber or Airbnb? Irvine-based background check services provider HireRight is hoping to smooth the way for peer-to-peer marketplaces with a brand new product, aimed specifically at helping those companies to screen people in their marketplaces. According to HireRight, its new "Sharing Economy Pratice" will provide technology-enabled, background screening services to sharing economy marketplaces, specifically to help those companies address concerns over how best to screen people participating in their marketplaces. The new service comes at a key time for those sharing startups, who have come under fire for inadequately screening people who are part of their services. Pricing on the new offering was not announced. HireRight said it will help those companies build, manage, and promote their verified qualifications and backgrounds.