HRchitect Tech Vendor News: First Advantage Clinches Top Background Screening Service Provider Award in China

January 10, 2014

- Company Recognized for Delivering Robust Products and Services that Meet Growing Demand in China for High-Level Background Screening Solutions -

ATLANTA – January 8, 2014 – First Advantage, a Symphony Technology Group (STG) company and the leading global provider of screening analytics and identity solutions, today announced that is has been recognized by TopHR, a leading Human Resources media company in China, as the Best Background Screening Service Provider in the 2013 China HR Pioneer Awards.

TopHR launched this inaugural award in 2013 to recognize the growing focus among employers in China to conduct background screenings on their job candidates. During the Sixth Annual China HR Strategic Management Annual Conference, Kevin Zhang, China Country Manager of First Advantage, received the award from Chen Min, Chief Human Resources Officer of ThyssenKrupp Elevator China, in front of 800 HR practitioners from multiple industries across China.

“Employment background screening has grown at a rapid pace across Asia and particularly in China over the past five years. Organizations here are increasingly aware of the importance of background screening in mitigating hiring risk and as part of a holistic and compliant hiring process, as well as a tool for building good employer brands,” said Zhang. “In 2013, First Advantage saw screening volumes in China rise by more than 30 percent, with more state-owned and private enterprises screening their employees. We have also seen more industries such as Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals, Manufacturing and FMCGs actively incorporating best background screening practices.”

Zhang added, “The growth of the Chinese market will result in more global and local candidates joining organizations based in top cities across the country. In a market that can often have challenges in regard to data integrity, this prestigious award highlights the value of working with First Advantage, a widely recognized industry leader with expertise in conducting background checks in China and across the globe.”

First Advantage clinched the award through top scores in the following judging criteria:

1.    First Advantage is the largest background screening provider in China, having served the Human Resources industry for more than 10 years.

2.    The organization has consistently provided a high level of technical innovation, service quality and operational excellence.

3.    First Advantage’s products and services have consistently obtained good response from the HR industry in China.

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To learn more about HRchitect and how we can help your organization, please visit www.HRchitect.com. HRchitect is the leader in HR systems strategic consulting.  As the premier Human Capital Management (HCM) Systems consulting firm, we offer end-to-end HR technology consulting services focused around strategic planning, evaluation/selection, project management and implementation of HR systems, Talent Management Systems, Talent Acquisition Systems, and Workforce Management software. After more than 16 years in business working on over 2000 successful engagements for more than 900 clients across the globe, HRchitect is a name you can trust as your one-stop shop for all your HR technology consulting needs.

Matt Lafata, HRchitect


HRchitect Tech Vendor News: New Study from First Advantage Reveals Employment Screening Trends in Asia Pacific

December 9, 2013

- Report Shows an 11.5% Screening Discrepancy for Candidates in the Asia Pacific Region -

ALPHARETTA, Ga. – December 2, 2013 –First Advantage, a Symphony Technology Group (STG) company and the leading global provider of screening analytics and identity solutions, today announced the release of its latest study, “First Advantage Employment Screening Trends Report: Asia Pacific.”

As more multinational organizations expand their presence in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region, they often face challenges, such as continually changing regional legislation surrounding anti-corruption, data privacy and consumer protection. These legislative changes can complicate the screening process and make it difficult for employers to perform proper background checks on their candidates, which can ultimately cost businesses a significant amount of revenue.

To help multinational organizations better understand the screening trends in the APAC market, First Advantage conducted the report: “First Advantage Employment Screening Trends Report: Asia Pacific.” The study reveals key macro and micro trends and provides the insight for organizations to benchmark their current programs against other employers and fine-tune their existing screening practices in the region.

The report is based on data drawn from nearly one million employment verifications and reference checks conducted by First Advantage in APAC from January 2012 through March 2013. The screening results represent a cross-section of the company’s clients located in Japan, Korea, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand. Moreover, the report presents results segmented under five critical discrepancy types (employment, education, financial-related, database and criminal), and examines the discrepancy breakdown by country and by industry.

Key findings from the report include:

·         More than 1 in 10 of all Asia Pacific employees have some form of background discrepancy.

·         Results with a discrepancy in employment history have increased by 13.6 percent year-over-year, constituting close to 50 percent of all discrepancies in Asia Pacific.

·         In general, Asia Pacific employers have increased their use of background screening, with 40.4 percent of all cases subjected to at least six checks in Q1 2013, compared to 38.5 percent last year.

·         Despite the growing use of background checks, 18 percent of all candidates screened were subjected to only one check, indicating that some employers take a very minimal approach to screening.

·         Employers who conduct six background checks or more were nearly nine times more likely to uncover an alert (26 percent discrepancy), compared to those who conducted only one or two checks (3 percent).

·         There has been a growing trend toward “infinity screening,” in which screening programs are extended to include contractors and vendors and to introduce periodic rescreening of existing employees, accounting for a drop in discrepancy rates in certain countries.

·         The APAC region has experienced a significant shift in the types of discrepancies encountered since Q4 2012, with employment verification checks now comprising more than 50 percent of all discrepancies.

“The goal of this report is to help employers in the Asia Pacific region identify the current employment screening trends and challenges common among First Advantage’s clients throughout the region and understand how they can adjust their screening programs accordingly,” said Chin Wei Chong, marketing communications director of First Advantage. “The results of our study show how enhanced screening practices in the region have helped employers find more discrepancies when hiring, enabling them to ensure they onboard and retain the best talent possible.”

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To learn more about HRchitect and how we can help your organization, please visit www.HRchitect.com. HRchitect is the leader in HR systems strategic consulting.  As the premier Human Capital Management (HCM) Systems consulting firm, we offer end-to-end HR technology consulting services focused around strategic planning, evaluation/selection, project management and implementation of HR systems, Talent Management Systems, Talent Acquisition Systems, and Workforce Management software. After more than 16 years in business working on over 2000 successful engagements for more than 900 clients across the globe, HRchitect is a name you can trust as your one-stop shop for all your HR technology consulting needs.

Matt Lafata, HRchitect


HRchitect Tech Vendor News: First Advantage Enhances Resident Screening through Integration with Experian RentBureau®

November 18, 2013

- Solution Integrates Applicant Rental Data in the Screening Process to Help Housing Providers Make Better-informed Decisions -

ALPHARETTA, Ga. – November 11, 2013 – First Advantage, a Symphony Technology Group (STG) company and the leading global provider of screening analytics and identity solutions, today announced details of its collaboration with Experian RentBureau®, the largest rental payment database in the multifamily industry. Through this strategic collaboration, data from Experian RentBureau is linked to First Advantage’s resident screening solution to help housing providers identify residents who may pose the greatest risk of skipping or making late payments.

With nearly one-third of the 300 million residents in the U.S. renting housing, and 64 million U.S. consumers with insufficient or no credit history, it is critical for housing providers to be able to identify individuals with good rental payment history, an indicator for potentially responsible tenants.

As the largest and most widely used credit reporting agency for the multifamily housing industry, Experian RentBureau receives rental payment data daily from a national network of more than 400 property management companies. By integrating this Experian data with First Advantage’s resident screening solutions, property managers will have a thorough, streamlined process to view their applicants’ background information including their positive or negative rental history.

As a result of this enhanced offering, First Advantage clients benefit from receiving rental payment history at the same time as their existing tenant screening data, delivering instant insight into the factors that shape their applicant selection processes. With access to such information, they can recognize habitually late paying residents and identify residents with little or no credit but good rental history. Equipped with this knowledge, housing providers can ensure they rent their properties to individuals most likely to pay on time, while reducing the potential risks of financial losses and additional recoupment expenses.

“The valuable and up-to-date Experian RentBureau rental payment history data provides multifamily housing providers with the additional data necessary to determine which applicants will be the best tenants,” said Brannan Johnston, vice president and managing director, Experian RentBureau. “We are pleased to collaborate with First Advantage and help more housing providers access this crucial insight.”

“Thousands of multifamily housing providers rely on First Advantage to conduct their resident screening processes to ensure they rent to qualified, responsible tenants,” said William Franck, executive vice president, Client Portfolio Management and Customer Service for First Advantage. “Property managers reporting data to Experian RentBureau and leveraging the First Advantage resident screening solutions will now recognize the full benefit of rental payment data. By teaming up with Experian RentBureau, our clients benefit from the additional insight into their applicants’ payment history, giving them a detailed view to help them make well-informed decisions.”

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To learn more about HRchitect and how we can help your organization, please visit www.HRchitect.com. HRchitect is the leader in HR systems strategic consulting.  As the premier Human Capital Management (HCM) Systems consulting firm, we offer end-to-end HR technology consulting services focused around strategic planning, evaluation/selection, project management and implementation of HR systems, Talent Management Systems, Talent Acquisition Systems, and Workforce Management software. After more than 16 years in business working on over 2000 successful engagements for more than 900 clients across the globe, HRchitect is a name you can trust as your one-stop shop for all your HR technology consulting needs.

Matt Lafata, HRchitect


HRchitect Tech Vendor News: PreCheck and HRsoft Partner to Offer Integrated Background Screening and Applicant Tracking for Healthcare Employers

July 16, 2013

Houston, Texas and Orlando, Florida…July 14…Healthcare-exclusive background screening firm PreCheck and talent management software leader HRsoft announce today a new strategic partnership to streamline the recruiting and hiring process for healthcare employers. Hospitals and other healthcare employers will now have an automated recruiting software solution fully integrated with their employee background screening services as a result of this new partnership.

“Human Resource managers and hospitals are always seeking ways to streamline their processes,” said Zach Daigle, President and Chief Operating Officer at PreCheck.  “This partnership gives employers an integrated way to post open positions on their career site, take online job applications and automatically order their PreCheck background screening reports. Also, employers have access to a full range of reports and analytics regarding the recruiting and hiring process.”

PreCheck is the national leader in providing essential human resource services for hospitals and healthcare employers.  The company supplies background screening solutions, exclusion and sanction screening, ongoing healthcare license monitoring, drug testing, employment data solutions and other services.

“The HRsoft Applicant Tracking System has been integrated with PreCheck to make ordering background reports easy for recruiters and a seamless part of the overall workflow,” added David Kennedy, Chief Executive Officer at HRsoft. “We are excited to partner with PreCheck and continue to add value for healthcare employers. This offering gives a complete solution for employers to attract, screen and hire candidates.”

The Applicant Tracking System is a cloud-based system that creates and stores job descriptions, initiates and tracks the approval of requisitions, manages the full workflow associated with recruiting and allows recruiters to easily communicate with candidates and hiring managers. As part of the solution, HRsoft creates and hosts the online career site for employers where candidates identify and apply for available positions via the Internet.

As part of the agreement, the companies will continue to leverage their respective expertise to provide integrated, value-added solutions to clients. “HR managers in hospitals are extremely busy and must deal with a host of regulatory issues,” Zach Daigle noted. “This solution helps save time through automation and gives the added benefit of assisting with compliance issues.”

“We’ve known the dedicated managers of PreCheck for a long time and are very excited about this new partnership,” added Ezra Schneier, Corporate Development Officer at HRsoft. “Attracting, hiring and retaining the right people are critical in healthcare. The integration of our solutions with PreCheck’s will be immensely helpful to our healthcare clients.”

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To learn more about HRchitect and how we can help your organization, please visit www.HRchitect.com. HRchitect is the leader in HR systems strategic consulting.  As the premier Human Capital Management (HCM) Systems consulting firm, we offer end-to-end HR technology consulting services focused around strategic planning, evaluation/selection, project management and implementation of HR systems, Talent Management Systems, Talent Acquisition Systems, and Workforce Management software. After more than 16 years in business working on over 2000 successful engagements for more than 900 clients across the globe, HRchitect is a name you can trust as your one-stop shop for all your HR technology consulting needs.

Matt Lafata, HRchitect


HRchitect Tech Vendor News: Rover.com Partners with First Advantage for Background Screening Solutions for Dog Sitters

July 2, 2013

- Man’s Best Friend Gains Assurance that

Rover.com’s Dog Sitters are the Best-of-the-Best -

 

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (June 25, 2013) – First Advantage, a Symphony Technology Group (STG) company and the leading global provider of screening analytics and identity solutions, today announced that the online community Rover.com has selected its background screening services.

Seattle-based Rover.com, the digital dog boarding leader that connects dog owners with approved, reviewed and insured pet sitters, currently has more than 120,000 dog lovers enrolled. Rover.com provides access to sitters in over 4,300 cities and has approximately 1,000 sitter options in each of the top 25 U.S. markets.

Rover.com offers its users many benefits, including both an online and mobile experience, backend support that verifies and reviews sitters, opt-in sitter insurance coverage, and a satisfaction guarantee commitment. It also provides seven-days-a-week, 24-hour access to both licensed veterinarians via VetLIVE and customer emergency service support. Customer satisfaction is one of the main goals, and overall the Rover.com dog sitting feedback is enormously positive, with more than 94 percent of the reviewed stays receiving five-star ratings.

“At Rover.com we are committed to the most comprehensive dog sitting experience possible,” said Aaron Easterly, CEO of Rover.com. “Part of this process involves ensuring our sitters have been properly screened by an industry leader, which is why we are partnering with First Advantage. This is just one more example of how Rover.com is rethinking how dog boarding is done and leading the industry.”

Understanding that the right information is critical in propelling faster, more informed business and people decisions, First Advantage is the global leader in rigorous employment screening services and helps employers conduct criminal searches, manage wellness programs and substance abuse testing, ensure proper identity and eligibility, and track credentials and references. The company is able to deliver a high level of expertise, counseling and guidance, while providing the key data needed to make the right decisions. More than 41,000 global clients rely on First Advantage to determine the background eligibility of workers and provide certification that the individual has passed the screening with the company’s specific criteria.

Mark Parise, CEO of First Advantage, said, “Rover.com and First Advantage share common values and an approach to serving our clients. Our solutions are  an integral component in the Rover Pack, ensuring the highest levels of trust, reliability and customer satisfaction.”

About Rover

Rover.com is a trusted online community that connects dog owners with local dog sitters. Rover.com was created because dog owners need sitters who are as reliable and loving as family. Since dogs give so much affection to their owners, the company is jumping through hoops so people can find home stays that their dogs will love. The company has thousands of qualified sitters nationwide who love dogs and are eager to add the personal touch that each dog is accustomed to at home. Rover.com maintains the mission of creating a safe, loving home for dogs even when owners are away by offering an alternative to traditional caged boarding facilities, or family, friends and neighbors who are often asked to sit in a pinch.

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To learn more about HRchitect and how we can help your organization, please visit www.HRchitect.com. HRchitect is the leader in HR systems strategic consulting.  As the premier Human Capital Management (HCM) Systems consulting firm, we offer end-to-end HR technology consulting services focused around strategic planning, evaluation/selection, project management and implementation of HR systems, Talent Management Systems, Talent Acquisition Systems, and Workforce Management software. After more than 16 years in business working on over 2000 successful engagements for more than 900 clients across the globe, HRchitect is a name you can trust as your one-stop shop for all your HR technology consulting needs.

Matt Lafata, HRchitect


HRchitect Tech Vendor News: First Advantage Unveils New Brand Identity at the SHRM 2013 Annual Conference

July 1, 2013

- Recently Launched Next Generation User Experience Lays the Foundation for New Visual Design -

ALPHARETTA, Ga. and CHICAGO at the SHRM 2013 Annual Conference, Booth 626 – (June 18, 2013) – First Advantage, a Symphony Technology Group (STG) company, launched its new brand identity at the HR industry’s largest annual conference, SHRM 2013. Through the combination of its new logo and website, First Advantage is establishing its brand as the global leader in identity and trust information solutions. The new brand platform aligns with First Advantage’s commitment to be the first to deliver the intuitive and easy-to-use solutions expected by clients and candidates alike. These solutions touch 16 million people each year and are delivered by more than 4,000 associates in 26 offices around the world.

The new brand communicates First Advantage’s substantial market leading position, which has grown significantly through the recent acquisition of LexisNexis’ screening solutions. The logo – a stylized globe spinning on its axis – has a crisp, contemporary look that underscores First Advantage’s goal to drive innovation in the screening market. This clean and user-friendly approach extends to the new website, structured around client solutions. Accessible at www.fadv.com, First Advantage’s new website takes a similar approach to the new user experience with simple navigation, meaningful online resources and easily consumable content.

Mark Parise, CEO of First Advantage, said, “Employers and enterprises often struggle to identify and select the right people who will prove to be trusted employees or renters. First Advantage gives them the insight they need to make well-informed decisions faster.” He continued, “With our new company brand, we are positioned to highlight the range of our extensive screening capabilities and show the value they bring to our clients globally.”

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To learn more about HRchitect and how we can help your organization, please visit www.HRchitect.com. HRchitect is the leader in HR systems strategic consulting.  As the premier Human Capital Management (HCM) Systems consulting firm, we offer end-to-end HR technology consulting services focused around strategic planning, evaluation/selection, project management and implementation of HR systems, Talent Management Systems, Talent Acquisition Systems, and Workforce Management software. After more than 16 years in business working on over 2000 successful engagements for more than 900 clients across the globe, HRchitect is a name you can trust as your one-stop shop for all your HR technology consulting needs.

Matt Lafata, HRchitect


HireRight announces availability of 2011 Employment Screening Benchmarking Report – improving quality-of-hire top screening benefit for employers….from HireRight

July 29, 2011

 

Report identifies screening trends and best practices based on survey of human resource and security professionals

If you are looking for a new Talent Management System, or any HR system, don’t rely solely on “recommendations” or published reports. Do yourself a huge favor and talk to HRchitect first. After 14 years, HRchitect has unparalleled knowledge of the HR and Talent Management vendor community and can save you time and money in selection and implementation. Simply put, do not invest in any kind of HR technology without consulting with the experts first. HRchitect is always available to help!

HireRight, a leading provider of employment screening solutions, today announced the availability of the HireRight Employment Screening Benchmarking Report, 2011 Edition. This popular report identifies common screening practices and important issues and trends related to background checking, drug and alcohol testing, and employment eligibility. It is based on a survey of nearly 1,800 human resources, talent management, recruiting, security, safety and other professionals from organizations of all sizes across a broad range of industries around the world. A copy of the report can be accessed at www.hireright.com/benchmarking.

“The HireRight Employment Screening Benchmarking Report is now in its fourth year and has become an important informational tool for organizations to reference in designing and fine-tuning their employment background checking, drug testing, and employment eligibility programs,” said Mike Petrullo, HireRight president and CEO. “Our goal with the report is to help employers gain a better understanding of what their peers are dealing with and how other organizations construct and operate their employment screening and eligibility programs.” 

The 2011 Benchmarking Report shows a modest continuation of hiring and retention optimism that began in 2010. Ninety percent of organizations surveyed expect no decline in their workforce this year, and 51 percent anticipate an increase in hiring as compared to only 43 percent last year. Anticipated hiring reported will primarily consist of full-time employees instead of contingent labor, which is consistent with past job recovery trends.

With the need to hire full-time employees moving front and center, the role of screening in the hiring process is being emphasized by organizations. Survey respondents placed the finding and retaining of quality talent as their top current talent management challenge, and the reduction in time-to-hire was their primary screening challenge. Stressing the importance of screening practices in making quality hiring decisions, nearly half of respondents indicated they conduct employment background and drug screening to improve quality-of-hire.

Employers continue to globalize their screening programs with almost half of respondents indicating they check the global backgrounds of domestic hires and more than a third report screening workers outside of the U.S. Similarly, less than half of employers who utilize contingent labor reported screening this portion of their workforce, representing a potential security risk. 

The report also includes key survey findings on the: 

  • Primary reasons for employment screening 
  • Most common searches and tests performed by employers
  • Impact of evolving regulatory and compliance legislation on screening 
  • Prevalence of screening programs for vendor employees, temps and contractors
  • Current trends in emerging issues such as credit checks, social media screening and medicinal marijuana policies

“Employers continue to share the benefits realized through employment background and drug screening, including improving the quality of their hires, mitigating risks, and maintaining compliance,” said Rob Pickell, HireRight senior vice president of customer solutions. “Interesting survey statistics on employment issues such as workplace violence, achieving compliance, companies’ programs for drug and alcohol testing, global screening, social media use, and policies on screening non-employees are just some of the other topics covered in the report.”

For more information on HireRight, please visit www.hireright.com

 

 

 

Matt Lafata, HRchitect


SilkRoad technology Teams with Employment Screening Leader HireRight…from SilkRoad

May 24, 2011

 

Strategic Alliance Brings Integrated Customer-Focused Solutions That Provide Increased Efficiency and Speed 

HRchitect featured SilkRoad in our release of The Suite Life of Integrated Talent Management and also includes them in our list of top Talent Acquisition Systems vendors that businesses should consider. SilkRoad competed in the HRchitect Beauty Pageant on Onboarding Systems in January 2009, and the HRchitect IRONMAN on Mid-Marketing Talent Acquisition Systems on June18, 2010, where they were crowned the winner of each. Brian Platz, EVP and COO of SilkRoad also appeared on the HRchitect WebMingle on March 20, 2009. Finally, HRchitect attended the SilkRoad user conference, SilkRoad Connections, in May 2010 and May 2011.

If you are looking for a new Talent Management System, or any HR system, don’t rely solely on “recommendations” or published reports. Do yourself a huge favor and talk to HRchitect first. After 14 years, HRchitect has unparalleled knowledge of the HR and Talent Management vendor community and can save you time and money in selection and implementation. Simply put, do not invest in any kind of HR technology without consulting with the experts first. HRchitect is always available to help!

SilkRoad technology, inc., the leading provider of talent management solutions, and HireRight, a leading provider of employment screening solutions, today announced they have teamed to provide joint customers with a new pre-integrated solution to help them manage their employment screening programs more efficiently, and make better-informed hiring decisions.

“We are extremely excited to offer our clients this capability from HireRight,” said Thomas Boyle, Director, Product Strategy at SilkRoad technology. “Many of the world’s most successful companies use HireRight, and with this offering our customers will be able to easily implement consistent screening policies across their organizations.”    

SilkRoad’s recruiting management solution OpenHire has been seamlessly integrated with HireRight, through the HireRight Connect integration platform, to increase efficiency and provide faster turnaround for SilkRoad clients through the employment screening process.  With the integration, SilkRoad customers can employ these tools to manage and control comprehensive employment screening programs, including comprehensive background, drug and health screenings. 

“HireRight pioneered integration of employment screening in talent management platforms and we are delighted to be partnering with a leading innovator such as SilkRoad,” said Kevin Dunning, Director of Product Management at HireRight.  “Both companies offer easy-to-use, streamlined solutions for customers that can make a real difference in productivity, accuracy and ultimately customer satisfaction.  We look forward to helping SilkRoad’s numerous clients across the globe work smarter by giving them the tools to make better-informed hiring decisions.” 

For more information on SilkRoad, please visit www.silkroad.com
Matt Lafata, HRchitect


First Advantage Brings Background Screening to the Bullhorn Marketplace…from First Advantage

May 22, 2011

 

Marketplace Partner debuts its latest background screening technology to Bullhorn® customers

If you are looking for a new Talent Management System, or any HR system, don’t rely solely on “recommendations” or published reports. Do yourself a huge favor and talk to HRchitect first. After 14 years, HRchitect has unparalleled knowledge of the HR and Talent Management vendor community and can save you time and money in selection and implementation. Simply put, do not invest in any kind of HR technology without consulting with the experts first. HRchitect is always available to help!

First Advantage, a leading provider of talent acquisition solutions, announced recently the integration of its background screening solution with Bullhorn’s applicant tracking and customer relationship management software. Staffing and recruiting professionals can now screen candidates from directly within Bullhorn, taking advantage of a wide range of tools including criminal checks, employment and education verifications, licensing and sex offender checks, and much more.

“Seamlessly passing information between Bullhorn and the First Advantage screening platform eliminates redundant data entry and significantly reduces errors,” said Paige Vesuvio, Vice President of First Advantage. “Additionally, the applicant’s screening information is now permanently tracked within Bullhorn so that users have all the critical data they need instantly at their fingertips.”

First Advantage is available via the Bullhorn Marketplace, a destination that gives staffing and recruiting agencies access to an extensive range of software applications and services, all of which are pre-integrated with Bullhorn. All Marketplace partner applications are accessible online and help recruiters streamline every touch point of their business ‐ from background checks and payroll to accounting system integration and sourcing ‐ to drive bottom‐line results.

“As an existing Marketplace partner, First Advantage first wowed our customers with its state‐of-the‐ art employee assessment technology,” said David Beaver, Bullhorn’s Director of Corporate Alliances. “We are very excited to expand on this and provide customers with market‐leading background screening tools, which will unquestionably boost staffing and recruiting efficiency.”

First Advantage’s industry leading screening tools are used by thousands of employers and staffing firms worldwide to mitigate hiring risks and optimize quality of hire initiatives. Offering a wide range of screening packages for different industries and job types, compliance support and resources, and flexible reporting options, First Advantage provides Bullhorn users the tools to shorten hiring cycles and get the right candidates working faster.

“The goal of integrations like this is to reduce the time and effort needed to get the right people in the right jobs quickly,” said Vesuvio. “We’ve accomplished that with both our skills and behavioral assessments and now with our background screening tools.”

For more information on First Advantage, please visit www.fadv.com

Matt Lafata, HRchitect


nowHIRE Named to Workforce Managements Hot List for Integrated Talent Management Software Providers…from nowHIRE

April 13, 2011

 

HRchitect includes nowHIRE in our list of top Talent Acquisition Systems vendors that businesses should consider. Joseph Impastato, President of nowHIRE, appeared on the HRchitect WebMingle on August 7, 2009. If you are looking for a new Talent Management System, or any HR system, don’t rely solely on “recommendations” or published reports. Do yourself a huge favor and talk to HRchitect first. After 14 years, HRchitect has unparalleled knowledge of the HR and Talent Management vendor community and can save you time and money in selection and implementation. Simply put, do not invest in any kind of HR technology without consulting with the experts first. HRchitect is always available to help!

In recognition of nowHIRE’s customizable and scalable solutions, the company has been named to Workforce Management’s March Hot List for integrated talent management software providers.

nowHIRE offers talent management products for small, mid-sized and large companies across all markets. nowHIRE provides a variety of talent management systems, including those for government contractors and for industries that do high-volume hiring, such as the retail and hospitality industries.

Known for its customized solutions and excellent customer responsiveness, nowHIRE created SigCAP, a digital signature capture pad that works with nowHIRE’s applicant tracking software, at the request of a client. SigCAP is the first physical signature pad capture process that integrates with a hiring management or applicant tracking system.

nowHIRE’s many and varied partnerships enable the company to offer a wide variety of modules such as pre-hire assessments, background screening, I-9 compliance and E-Verify to meet complex talent management needs. The company’s extremely successful partnership with ADP’s Tax Credit Services division allows nowHIRE clients to integrate ADP’s tax credit and incentive solution into the hiring process. Organizations using the solution can dramatically increase their tax credit capture and streamline the otherwise difficult manual process.

“Being included in the Hot List is an honor,” said Joseph N. Impastato, II, nowHIRE’s president and chief executive officer. “We are constantly working on behalf of our customers to deliver best-in-class solutions that can meet the many challenges of talent management today. We look forward to continued growth and will continue to innovate as we strive to serve them.”

Each month, leading human resources magazine Workforce Management researches vendors from a different category, such as background screening companies or training providers, and chooses the “hot” vendors based on revenue, number of clients and topic-specific criteria.

For more information on nowHIRE, please visit www.nowhire.com
Matt Lafata, HRchitect


HireRight and TalentWise Provide Innovation and Value to Taleo Customers…from Taleo

January 25, 2011

 

HRchitect featured Taleo in our release of The Suite Life of Integrated Talent Management and also includes them in our list of top Talent Acquisition Systems vendors that businesses should consider. Kevin Marasco, VP Brand Marketing with Taleo appeared on the HRchitect WebMingle on November 6, 2009. HRchitect attended the 2010 TaleoWorld conference and HRchitect’s Matt Lafata, one of the industry’s leading talent management systems analysts, attended Taleo’s annual Sales and Services meeting in 2010 & 2011.

If you are looking for a new Talent Management System, or any HR system, talk to HRchitect first. HRchitect has unparalleled knowledge of the HR and Talent Management vendor community and can save you time and money in selection and implementation. Simply put, do not invest in any kind of HR technology without consulting with the experts first. HRchitect is always available to help!

Taleo Corporation (NASDAQ: TLEO), the leading provider of on-demand talent management solutions, today announced HireRight and TalentWise as the winners of its 2011 Partner of the Year Awards. This year’s recipients added significant value to Taleo customers by offering a powerful blend of fresh thinking and leadership to deliver top talent management solutions and drive growth.

“We pride ourselves on developing relationships and aligning with only the best companies, and that’s what makes these awards important. HireRight and TalentWise have provided outstanding leadership by offering cutting edge human resource management solutions to our mutual clients to help them proactively manage their business needs,” said Michael Boese, Taleo’s Senior Vice President of Taleo Business Edition and Talent Grid Field Operations. “Strong partnerships have long been a pillar of Taleo’s success as evidenced by our 140 plus solutions partners across our talent management spectrum.”

HireRight led Taleo’s enterprise partners in 2010 with the most new clients integrated to Taleo’s Talent Management solutions.

The two companies have worked together since 2003 and now deliver pre-integrated screening solutions to over 125 shared enterprise customers. In addition to their popular background and drug screening offerings, HireRight also offered the first automated I-9 solution via the Taleo Recruiting solution and is extending this offering to be the first Taleo partner with automated I-9 and eVerify with Taleo Onboarding.

TalentWise is an industry leading employment and drug screening company focused on providing businesses with the information they need to make sound and legally compliant hiring decisions. The organization helped close and deploy more than 60 joint customers in 2010, enabling small and medium businesses to launch screening requests directly from Taleo Business Edition Recruit and Taleo Business Edition Onboard.

The success of HireRight and TalentWise has accelerated as they have helped pioneer Taleo Solution Exchange capabilities to provide customers with rich solution content for understanding, decision making, and engagement. Many of Taleo’s Premier Partners experienced significant sales growth in 2010. This trend is anticipated to increase as Taleo continues to make partner access easier and more convenient through the online partner community and Talent Grid.

For more information on Taleo, please visit www.taleo.com
Matt Lafata, HRchitect


Kenexa and General Information Services Join Forces to Provide Full-Service Background Screening, Ongoing Monitoring…from Kenexa

January 11, 2011

 

Integration of Screening Services Enables Improved Productivity, Cost Savings

HRchitect featured Kenexa in our release of The Suite Life of Integrated Talent Management and also includes them in our list of top Talent Acquisition Systems and top Talent Management Systems vendors that businesses should consider. Ron Hanscome, VP of Product Strategy with Kenexa appeared on the HRchitect WebMingle on June 26, 2009 and Derek Bluestone, VP Product Marketing appeared on June 17, 2010. HRchitect’s Matt Lafata, one of the industry’s leading talent management systems analysts, attended the Kenexa Analyst Day in May, 2010 and the Kenexa World Conference in 2009 and 2010.

If you are looking for a new Talent Management System, or any HR system, talk to HRchitect first. HRchitect has unparalleled knowledge of the HR and Talent Management vendor community and can save you time and money in selection and implementation. Simply put, do not invest in any kind of HR technology without consulting with the experts first. HRchitect is always available to help!

Kenexa (NASDAQ:KNXA), a global provider of business solutions for human resources, today announced that General Information Services, Inc. (GIS), a leading provider of background screening services, will begin providing full-service background screenings for Kenexa’s Integrated Talent Management (ITM) solutions.

GIS is one of Kenexa’s preferred background screening partners, and the two companies have seamlessly incorporated its solutions and industry-leading employment screening management technology into Kenexa 2x BrassRing™ andKenexa 2x Recruit™. Using a single login, Kenexa users can now access a system that creates increased productivity, greater cost savings and an improved candidate experience.

Derek Bluestone, vice president product marketing, Kenexa, commented, “Our partnership with GIS streamlines the talent management process by providing a single source access to candidate background information. Employment background checks are an integral part of a robust talent management strategy that ensures that the highest quality team is in place. Incorporating GIS’ background check solution into our 2x Integrated Talent Management solution helps Kenexa’s customers improve productivity, quality and customer satisfaction by identifying the best individuals for each job.”

David Bartley, executive vice president, GIS, added, “We pride ourselves on our deep industry expertise and our ability to forge the relationships necessary to stay abreast of legislative changes that impact hiring and recruitment programs across all industries. We are pleased to partner with Kenexa to develop a solution that will adapt to companies’ day-to-day recruitment screening and hiring needs.” 

For more information on Kenexa, please visit www.kenexa.com
Matt Lafata, HRchitect


First Advantage Announces Acquisition by Symphony Technology Group…by First Advantage

January 3, 2011

 

If you are looking for a new Talent Acquisition System, Talent Management System, or any HR system, talk to HRchitect first. HRchitect has unparalleled knowledge of the HR and Talent Management vendor community and can save you time and money in selection and implementation. Simply put, do not invest in any kind of HR technology without consulting with the experts first. HRchitect is always available to help!

First Advantage, a global provider of workforce solutions, today announced that Symphony Technology Group, a private equity firm with a strategic focus on software and service, has acquired the assets of First Advantage, a leader in a broad range of talent acquisition solutions including employment background screening, occupational health services, applicant tracking systems, recruiting solutions, skills and behavioral assessments, and business tax consulting services.

Under the terms of the acquisition, which closed December 30, 2010, First Advantage will operate as a portfolio company of the Symphony Technology Group. First Advantage CEO Todd Mavis will stay on to lead First Advantage.

“Symphony Technology Group’s mission is to invest in innovative companies and enable them to continue to provide unparalleled value to customers by expanding their market-leading products and services,” said Bill Chisholm, Managing Director, STG. “Under the leadership of the existing First Advantage team, we will leverage and grow First Advantage’s outstanding reputation, longstanding customer relationships, leading technology and talented team so that the company can continue to provide the technology solutions that allow organizations to make better business and talent management decisions.”

“STG’s outstanding track record of working with companies to improve their execution and innovation will help First Advantage continue to grow and succeed as a leader in global workforce solutions and as a partner in ensuring organizations make the talent management decisions that will advance their business objectives,” said Mavis. “Organizations around the world face unprecedented challenges in today’s environment.  This relationship with STG will enable First Advantage to continue to deliver the services that help businesses mitigate risk and make the talent decisions that can help them successfully manage a changing terrain and we look forward to continuing to help our customers succeed.”  

STG companies are known for providing high value, high-impact solutions that help customers dramatically improve their performance, productivity and profitability through best-in-class processes and management.

For more information on First Advantage, please visit www.fadv.com
Matt Lafata, HRchitect


Kenexa and Sterling Infosystems, Inc. Strengthen Relationship with Innovative End-to-End Recruitment & Background Screening Solution…from Kenexa

December 7, 2010

 

HRchitect featured Kenexa in our release of The Suite Life of Integrated Talent Management and also includes them in our list of top Talent Acquisition Systems and top Talent Management Systems vendors that businesses should consider. Ron Hanscome, VP of Product Strategy with Kenexa appeared on the HRchitect WebMingle on June 26, 2009 and Derek Bluestone, VP Product Marketing appeared on June 17, 2010. HRchitect’s Matt Lafata, one of the industry’s leading talent management systems analysts, attended the Kenexa Analyst Day in May, 2010 and the Kenexa World Conference in 2009 and 2010.

If you are looking for a new Talent Management System, or any HR system, talk to HRchitect first. HRchitect has unparalleled knowledge of the HR and Talent Management vendor community and can save you time and money in selection and implementation. Simply put, do not invest in any kind of HR technology without consulting with the experts first. HRchitect is always available to help!

Kenexa (NASDAQ: KNXA), a global leader in providing business solutions for human resources, today announced its newly enhanced integration with Sterling Infosystems, Inc., one of the premier providers of employment screening and occupational health services solutions. The partnership gives human resources professionals and global organizations the benefits of having more efficient integrated talent management and employment screening capabilities.

Sterling is one of Kenexa’s preferred background screening partners, and the two companies have seamlessly incorporated Sterling’s solutions and industry-leading employment screening management technology into Kenexa 2x BrassRing™ and Kenexa 2x Recruit™. Using a single login, Kenexa users can now access a system that creates increased productivity, greater cost savings and an improved candidate experience.

Derek Bluestone, vice president, product marketing, Kenexa, commented, “Our continued partnership with Sterling streamlines the talent management process by providing a single source access to candidate background information. Employment background checks are an integral part of a robust talent management strategy to ensure that the highest quality team is in place. Incorporating Sterling’s background check solution into our 2x Integrated Talent Management solution helps Kenexa’s customers improve productivity, quality and customer satisfaction by identifying the best individuals for each job.”

Human resources professionals will experience greater day-to-day efficiency with this integration. Features include the auto-population of data between the Kenexa and Sterling systems, eliminating data entry and potential for human error. Customers will have access to customized “Pass/Fail” adjudication management and completed background screening results within the Kenexa 2x Integrated Talent Management solution. Additionally, Sterling’s patented CourtDirect technology allows direct retrieval of primary source data in jurisdictions across the United States to ensure criminal background check results in record time.

Unique benefits from Sterling and Kenexa’s partnership include Sterling’s Electronic Wet Signature technology that allows candidates to use a computer mouse to provide an unique digital signature. Talent Management professionals also benefit from Sterling’s exceptional reporting capabilities.

“We are excited to extend our partnership with Kenexa by integrating to its newest platform,” said Richard Seldon, President of Sterling Infosystems. “We are pleased to work with a company that shares our commitment to continuous improvement of technology, systems and processes for our clients.”

For more information on Kenexa, please visit www.kenexa.com
Matt Lafata, HRchitect


HealthcareSource Extends Leadership in Healthcare Talent Management, Growing over 40% in First-half of 2009…from HealthcareSource

July 29, 2009

 

HRchitect includes Position Manager in our list of top Talent Acquisition Systems vendors that businesses should consider. If you are looking for a new Talent Management System, or any HR system, talk to HRchitect first. We have unparalleled knowledge of the HR and Talent Management vendor community and can save you time and money in selection and implementation.

HealthcareSource, the leading provider of talent management software solutions for the healthcare industry, today reported strong financial results for the first-half of 2009. Despite the economic environment, the company reported first-half revenue growth of over 40% compared to the same period last year, yielding a strong increase in operating income and a solid cash position. “We help drive quality care through quality talent, which resonates with clients despite economic uncertainty and the healthcare funding crisis,” said Peter Segall, CEO and President of HealthcareSource. “And our approach of providing easy-to-use software with simple pricing and easy deployment differentiates us from our more complex, costly competitors.

”The company announced a number of accomplishments for the first-half of the year, including closing 30 new enterprise product contracts across both the Position Manager and Performance Manager solutions. Notably, Performance Manager posted record new sales and its largest sale ever. Additionally, an increased number of clients purchased both the recruiting and performance solutions together.

New client or expanded client relationships in the first-half of 2009 include: Air Evac EMS, Bayhealth Medical Center, Bermuda Hospitals, Cape Cod Hospital, Children’s Hospital and Research Center of Oakland, Clarian Health Indiana Clinic, Community Foundation of Northwest Indiana, Culpeper Regional Hospital, Erie County Medical Center, Gaston Memorial Hospital, Gottleib Memorial Hospital, Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center, Holzer Medical Center, Luther Midelfort/Mayo Health, Maine Medical Center, Morris Hospital and Healthcare Centers, Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, Providence Medical Center/Saint John Hospital, Southwest General Health Center, Suburban Hospital, Trinity Health, United Health Services Hospitals, and VCU Health System-Medical College of VA.

In the second quarter, HealthcareSource launched a unique partner program for background screening vendors. This program provides value to clients by offering vendor integration without incurring additional fees. HireRight, Universal Background Screening and Certiphi Screening were selected as the program’s preferred partners. Also in the second quarter, a formal partnership with TestSource, a leading assessment and retention solutions provider for healthcare, was announced.

Client retention remained in the high 90th percentile, demonstrating HealthcareSource’s long-standing record of high client satisfaction. The company had a number of product releases focused on security, competency management, integration and system performance. The company also made a number of important hires in sales, service, engineering and marketing, with ongoing plans for organizational growth. “We attribute our continued success to focus: We only work with healthcare providers, we keep clients happy, and we hire good people with expertise in healthcare talent management,” said Segall. “It allows us to perform even when the economy and our competitors are not.”

For more information on HealthcareSource, please visit www.healthcaresource.com

 
Matt Lafata, HRchitect


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