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If you frequently travel between the United States and Canada, a NEXUS card can provide a host of benefits that can make your journey smoother and hassle-free. This Trusted Traveler Program (TTP) has been in existence for about 20 years and allows pre-approved travelers expedited processing when crossing the U.S.-Canada border. A few of the benefits include:

1. Expedited border clearance
2. TSA Pre-Check eligibility
3. Convenience and flexibility
4. Cost-effectiveness
5. Peace of mind

As a jet-set entrepreneur, it was one of the best investments I ever made. It was super easy to get and over the last 5 years, I’ve probably saved myself 200+ hours of lines and a bunch of headaches.

Another setting where there are hundreds of people in long line ups competing for one spot, is the job market. One position and hundreds of applicants, all trying to differentiate themselves to get to the front of the line and on the shortlist for an interview. Then, at the end of the long line, there’s another “clearance screening” for references and background checks.

What if the check and references were cleared at the beginning of the process, already done for the employer? And what if this employment NEXUS held data that could be used to match the applicant profile to the best-in-class profile associated with the job? Wouldn’t it just make things a whole lot easier for everybody?

There’s a technology now that not only takes care of the background checks and previous employer references, but the technology also provides predictive performance data that quantifies how good applicants will be at the job before they are even hired. It’s a disruptor alright, and it’s called the DIGITAL WORK PASSPORT™, a NEXUS pass for employment or instead of a Trusted Traveler Program (TTP), a Trusted Employee Program (TEP).

Developed by Workwolf® and released in 2022, it’s now being used by more than 25,000 job seekers and 50+ employers. As the ecosystem has more people join the network, the speed of access and accuracy of performance prediction actually improves, so I wouldn’t be surprised if next year some of the bigger players try to copy it. The good thing is that Workwolf™ has patents on their tech and infringement at this scale would probably mean a 9-figure payout. But in an ideal scenario, goliaths like LinkedIn and Indeed would see the value of having authentication as part of their ecosystem and would make an offer, rather than ripping it off. One thing I’ve learnt in tech is that even if you’ve got patents and trademark protection, someone somewhere is going to try and copy what you’re doing  and if they do I wish them all the best of luck.


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