March 2024 Newsletter

March 2024 Newsletter

“Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.”

Now that we’re in the final stretch of the first quarter, a sense of urgency seems to be working its way through the economy. Or at least that’s the feeling that the business news commentators seem to be emphasizing. There are many reasons for a heightened level of alertness: will the decrease in mortgage rates from a peak of 8.01% in October to 7.22% at the end of February continue?, will the S&P 500 move past its all-time high?, and will the Federal Reserve decrease interest rates this year? All of these macro topics can have a tangible effect on our businesses but unfortunately aren’t predictable.

At Private Eyes, we’ve been busy running at full speed to bring improvements to our business (some of which are listed below) and have continued to tackle challenges as they appear one at a time. If interest rates drop and the economy continues at record low unemployment levels then this could shape up to be a strong year for businesses of all types throughout our economy. Although we hope for the best, we will continue to focus on our business and let the economy take care of itself.

As always, please reach out to our team with any questions.

Stay Safe & Healthy

Sandra James

Important Update

PEEK Updates: Spanish Invitations

Dear PEEK Community,

We’re excited to share some fantastic news with you!

Spanish Invitations: We’ve listened to your feedback and are delighted to announce that our application is accessible in Spanish! When an applicant gets their invitation and logs into our secure system, they now have the option to change the language to Spanish with no additional work for the requestor. To learn more, please contact your account manager.

Enhanced Adverse Process: We’re constantly striving to improve your experience with PEEK. That’s why we’ve revamped our adverse action process to provide you with a smoother workflow, enhanced compliance measures, and improved communication channels. You can learn more by accessing our learning center:

These upgrades are part of our ongoing efforts to make PEEK the best it can be for you. We value your input, so please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions or feedback.

PEEK Updates: Credit Card Payments Fee of 2.99%

Effective March 1, 2024, our system will add a 2.99% fee for credit card payments. Please reach out to for any questions.

Thank you for your business!

FAMA Media Search Update

Fama’s online media screening makes hiring great people easy. Fama’s AI technology compliantly searches 10,000 online public sources to help organizations, agencies, and investors avoid workplace misconduct, prevent costly legal action, and improve quality of hire. The out-of-the-box solution screens for 9 types of workplace misconduct to detect fraudulent or illegal activities and identify extreme behaviors that are detrimental to the workplace. All filters can be adjusted to a company’s code of conduct. Fama’s compliance filter blocks out protected class and irrelevant candidate information, only highlighting potential workplace misconduct as defined by your company.

For more information: Reach out to us!

Featured Event

Event Details

Women in Technology

Date: Wednesday, March 27 2024
Time: 2pm – 6pm PST
Location: JP Morgan Chase – 560 Mission Street 23rd Fl., San Francisco, CA 94105



JPMorgan Chase and iTalent Digital Celebrate National Women’s History Month Presenting – Women In Technology

This is an exclusive invitation to Top Bay Area Women Technology Executives, Entrepreneurs, and Allies for an afternoon of interactive discussions and activities covering the top issues in technology, including Artificial Intelligence, Cybercrime, Allyship, and Innovation.

Our speakers have technology expertise in everything from Banking, Quantum Computing, and Drone Technology to Financial Services, Pharmaceuticals, Government, ERP Systems, and the future of UX.

Come prepared to share best practices with your peers and learn about some of the top women-led tech companies in the Bay Area. Then, expand your network immediately afterwards at the networking reception where we will enjoy refreshments from local women-owned providers.

Space is limited for this exclusive invitation-only event, please register ASAP with the link below. We ask that you do not forward or post this link. To enquire about additional seats, please contact: or


Please confirm your attendance: Register Here!

Employee Spotlight

Jamie King, Client Service Manager

We want to highlight Jamie King, who has been promoted to our Client Service Manager and will bring much to our dynamic team. In her new position she will lead our Client Service Team with over 10 years of expertise in the background screening industry. She has been a leader in Client retention and will support the Account Managers with 23 years of experience in building client relationships, while providing outstanding service. She is also FCRA Certified, a part of our medical and drug screen processing group as well as versed in FMCSA DOT requirements. She is invaluable in working with our management, clients, IT and account managers in streamlining services to meet our client’s ever evolving needs.

She can be reached at:

News and Hot Topics

Impacts Of Los Angeles Court’s Revised Search Procedures On Criminal Background Checks

The recent announcement by the Superior Court of Los Angeles County that the month and year of birth as criteria in its criminal name search engines will be excluded has significant implications for criminal background checks. Employers must prepare for background check delays, fewer crimes reported, and the potential for increased risk because of the Court’s change.

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Balancing Innovation And Compliance: Navigating The Legal Landscape Of AI In Employment Decisions

Emerging technologies have ushered in a new era of legal complexities for employers. While artificial intelligence and, more recently, generative AI have garnered significant attention, the initial wave of regulation is focusing on automated employment decision tools (AEDTs). This article delves into an overview of AEDTs, the guidance provided by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and the unique legal landscape in various jurisdictions, including New York City, Illinois, California, and Maryland. Our goal is to help employers navigate this evolving landscape while emphasizing the importance of automating processes without sacrificing fairness in employment decisions.

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