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What does each Yoono report search for?
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It searches for online sentiment (i.e. positive, negative, neutral content) , Images, Images of concern (e.g. Guns. Weapons, drugs and alcohol,) spelling, social media public profiles, media mentions, political views, directorships, company formations, company reputation, Google news, Google search suggestions, public bankruptcy and court orders, potential educational discrepancies, professional body memberships, websites and links with subjects keywords in, charity listings and more.
How long does each report take to run?
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For the standard search the report will be back with you within minutes.
What information do I need to supply?
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Please provide as much information as you can in the Yoono form as the more you provide the better the report results will be. Inputting the main elements of a CV is a good starting point.
Can I upload a CV?
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Yes it can directly upload CV’s from your desktop
Do i need consent from an individual to run a Yoono report?
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You do NEED a candidate’s consent, this must be in your terms and conditions for dealing with your candidates and must be in place before using our system.
How accurate is the report?
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We score the content based on its likeliness of being a positive match and pass through the content to the report with the highest matching scores.

The more keywords you provide around the subject the more accurate the report will be. We use innovative technology and our own database that we have developed over the past decade with Igniyte to reduce the number of "false positives", such as content from people with the same name.

Of course, the more common the names the more chance of a false positive - you should check your report thoroughly on receipt.

Do i need to check the links in the Yoono report?
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You can only be certain that it is accurate by checking the report yourself. You are responsible for inputting accurate data into the Yoono form. Please check any links you feel may be false positives.

Through our use of AI and database updates, false data is being reduced. However, we can not guarantee accuracy.

How does Yoono work?
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The Yoono system automates the process of entering all the combinations of keywords that you provide (e.g. name, job, location etc) into Google and then scans all the thousands of search results in its finds to score the content using our algorithm as a match for the person you are searching. It then filters through the search results and excludes certain websites that are not relevant, and makes checks against our databases to reduce false positives.
Can i specify my own type of report to match my hiring criteria?
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We are working on developments to give you more control, sign up to our mailing list to be notified of product updates.
How will I receive the report?
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Each report will be emailed to you directly as a PDF.
Is the Yoono report GDPR compliant and legal?
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Yes we only look at the publicly available information, you will have gained consent from your candidate or client and we do not store any data, so it is GDPR compliant.
Is it a background check?
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No, we cover search results available publicly in Google however we will be providing value-added services that can do this for you for an extra fee at a later date. Sign up to our newsletter to receive updates.
Is it a social media check?
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No, we do not research any of the major social media sites, we simply provide links to the profiles that we find.
Why should I do perform a search on my candidates?
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It gives you an additional layer of certainty and peace of mind. The cost of getting a hire wrong now can be ten of thousands of £/$’s and the damage to your brand can be enormous. Yoono provides another layer of insight into ensuring that your latest recruit is right for you.

Does it work for anyone in the world?
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Yes, but we are currently focusing on English speaking regions and searches.

What happens if I lose a report?
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If you lose a report, you will have to run it again as we do not store any data.

What if my Yoono report finds nothing on the person?
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For some individuals, this might be okay. However, for high profile roles, you would expect to find something regarding previous career options online, so this may indicate an area of concern.

Why don’t I do it myself?
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Can you answer all of these questions?

  • Do you have a documented process for carrying out that process?
  • Is that process consistent and robust?
  • Who does it and when?
  • How long does it take to manually search hundreds and in some cases thousands of search results?
  • How thorough are your checks and are they reliable every time?
  • How will you present the results?
  • Have you got a report that evidences your searches?
  • Are you GDPR compliant?

Each manual search can be time-consuming and therefore costly. You also can't cover the search depth that our automated search can do. We can run hundreds of searches on candidates key words (name, location, job title etc) and produce the results instantly for you to look over.

How much does it cost?
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A single report costs £9.99 ex VAT and to get started you need to order 5 reports, however after that you can pay as you go using your credit card.

Do I need to sign a contract?
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No you do not need to sign a contract, all we ask is that you pay for 5 searches up front and then pay as you go thereafter. However you are required to agree to our Terms and Conditions, and we highly recommend you read them,

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