In a constant effort to refine the way our customers can vet providers once they receive quotes, Redbeacon is pleased to announce two new features that have gone live on the site recently: Verification Badges and Redbeacon scores.
Verification badges are voluntary badges our providers can add to their profile page. There are three levels of the verification badge and on the profile, they look like this:
What are the differences you ask? A basic badge verifies the providers are who they say they are. It verifies their name and business. An advanced badge takes it a step further and verifies their social security number and provides an immediate electronic criminal background check. The full badge includes both the electronic criminal background check as well as a thorough physical criminal background check. Keep in mind, if the providers do NOT have these badges, it does not mean they failed any of these checks, it is that they simply haven’t elected to have themselves verified. However, if you DO see these badges on a provider’s profile, you can feel confident that you’re hiring a provider that’s been vetted thoroughly.
The other new feature we launched is the Redbeacon overall score. Redbeacon scores combine two 50 max point scores for an overall rating of 0-100. The two categories for scores are information and reputation. On the profile page, you see the score appear like this:
The information score demonstrates how much information a provider has in their profile. The score is based on whether or not the profile has a detailed description of the provider’s services, photos, website, company logo, and Facebook verification. The reputation score is based on review strength, testimonials, background checks, and licensing, bonding, and insurance information.
Redbeacon is always trying to make sure customers feel comfortable with our providers and we want our providers to have as many tools as possible to validate themselves as well. We hope you find these new features helpful!