The Work Number

By on May 22, 2019 in News

Property managers using Yardi’s ScreeningWorks Pro solution have a new tool for making resident screening faster and more reliable.

The Work Number® from Equifax enables instant online verification of current employment status and payroll income and eliminates reliance on applicant-provided pay stubs and federal W-2 forms.

“We are very excited to join forces with Yardi to offer instant verifications to the rent community utilizing The Work Number database,” says Tom Ciulla, vice president of enterprise alliances at Equifax, which manages the nation’s largest repository of verified income and employment information. “Available for the first time in rental markets, these solutions will not only help speed up the application process, but greatly assist the consumer and property manager with each transaction.”

Patrick Hennessey, vice president of resident screening for Yardi, adds, “Without online access to verified income data, property managers could spend hours tracking down current and legitimate pay stubs. The Work Number is a great service that helps ScreeningWorks Pro clients reduce fraud and speed up the approval of qualified applicants.”

The Work Number database houses employment records contributed by tens of thousands of employers nationwide, including 82% of the Fortune 500, a rapidly increasing number of small and medium-size businesses (SMBs) and the majority of the federal government’s civilian employers.

See how companies are finding success with ScreenWorks Pro, a comprehensive solution that includes credit reports, rental history and other publicly reportable civil or criminal records.