Pre-October 2021 Release Notification

last_initial Field

As of the October we will allow records with no last_name and only a last_initial (new field).

While previously full_name, first_name, and last_name were not nullable, now full_name, first_name, and last_initial are the minimum requirements for a record.

Example Name

  “full_name”: “ben e”,
  “first_name”: “ben”,
  “last_name”: null,
  “last_initial”: “e”,

This change should lead to an increase in our coverage of profiles in our Resume Data. This change will also yield increased matches for customers desiring a match even when a name is not fully populated. Customers desiring a full name should use the required parameter to get desired fields according to their use case.