The Social Intelligence Story

Pioneering the industry in 2010, Social Intel has been the gold standard of online background screening with over 1,500 clients and 80 HRIS partners putting their trust in our unblemished legal reputation and proven solution.

At our headquarters in Santa Barbara, California the Social Intelligence Report™ is powered by a team of FCRA-trained analysts who can identify wholly human patterns like parody, context, sarcasm, or innuendo so that nothing is misinterpreted or falsely attributed to an employment candidate. Social Intelligence approaches our work practically creating a useful, actionable background report for our valued clients.

1,500

Clients

80

HRIS partners

120

Million websites screened

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MISSION

Social Intelligence strives to create safer, more efficient, and less toxic workplaces by offering bias-free online background screening. We strive to help companies improve their bottom line by investing in a socially astute, harassment-free workplace where hostile behavior has been eliminated through an efficient and holistic hiring process.

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VISION

To identify trustworthy contributors for safe and productive workplaces.

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CORE VALUE

Service as an attitude.

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The Social Intelligence Timeline

2010

The first background check company focused on online content

Social Intelligence launches the Social Intelligence Report for Hiring and Monitoring, creating the first background check company focused on online content and establishing a new sector in background screening.

2010

The first background check company focused on online content

2011

SI is a consumer reporting agency

The Federal Trade Commission reviews SI’s processes and products. The FTC determines that SI is a consumer reporting agency and that background reports based on user generated online content are accountable to the FCRA. All social media and online background screening firms created after this point have utilized this FTC review as the basis of their own practices.

2011

SI is a consumer reporting agency

2012

SI’s revolutionary impact on background screening and employment

SI expands partnerships with over 20 traditional background screening companies and retains its first Fortune 500 clients. Forbes, NBC News, CNN, Washington Post, New York Times, Fox Business and more news organization share SI’s revolutionary impact on background screening and employment.

2012

SI’s revolutionary impact on background screening and employment

2013

SI broadens partnerships

Federal organizations begin to tap SI for a variety of security clearance and background investigations. SI broadens partnerships with over 30 traditional background screening firms and HR software companies.

2013

SI broadens partnerships

2014

SI has screened over 20 million websites

SI has screened over 20,000,000 publicly available websites and social media platforms.

2014

SI has screened over 20 million websites

2016

SI celebrates over 350 clients and over 40 partnerships

SI celebrates over 350 clients and over 40 partnerships utilizing the Social Intelligence Report for Hiring and Monitoring. A model worthy of emulation, an industry is born as new competitor’s take notice of SI’s success and begin to experiment in the online background screening market.

2016

SI celebrates over 350 clients and over 40 partnerships

2018

New product launch “Social Intelligence Report Basic” delivers a first-of-its-kind

New product launch “Social Intelligence Report Basic” delivers a first-of-its-kind, technology driven low-cost service that allows employers to get a full social media screening of any candidate, within 24 hours. This scalable new option the opportunity for social media screening to the global retail, on-demand and hospitality industries.

2018

New product launch “Social Intelligence Report Basic” delivers a first-of-its-kind

2020

120 million websites screened

120,000,000 websites screened = hundreds of workplaces made safer, more inclusive and less toxic. And we’re just getting started. Cheers to 10 years!

2020

120 million websites screened

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Meet our President

Bianca Lager

“What we are doing at Social Intelligence is finding concise ways to draw actionable conclusions in real time without invading someone’s personal life.”

Bianca Lager drives the vision for Social Intelligence to support organizations in accomplishing compliant screening practices alongside the values-based goals of protecting workplace culture and preventing harassment. Bianca is a dedicated volunteer in her community participating regularly in Partners in Education administered by the Santa Barbara County Education Office, where she provides guidance and mentorship for first generation college hopefuls, emphasizing online reputation management and community service as pillars for success. Bianca obtained an MBA from Pepperdine University where she periodically guest lectures. Subscribe to our blog for updates on Bianca’s upcoming educational webinars and industry presentations.