Yasni, a people search engine that enables hiring managers to check an applicant’s online reputation and social references, has announced that the searches can be performed at no cost.
According to a company press release, in addition to collecting professional information through resources such as LinkedIn and Jigsaw, as well as criminal records through criminalsearches.com, yasni provides details about social behavior by returning social networking profiles, including MySpace and Facebook, blog postings, photos, online shopping wish lists and more.
Steffen Ruehl, the founder and CEO of yasni, came up with the idea while working as head of marketing for two online career sites in Europe, JobScout24 and JobPilot, now a part of Monster.com. “It became clear to me that an easy-to-use, one-stop resource that provided free, thorough results about an individual would be very helpful to employers,” Ruehl said. “Since our launch just one year ago, yasni has become the leader in the worldwide people search market and background checks on job applicants is one of our most popular searches.”