Kroll Background Worldwide And Powerchex Unite Under HireRight Brand

LONDON, October 3, 2011 -- HireRight, a leader in employment screening solutions, has announced that Powerchex Ltd and Kroll Background Worldwide Ltd have united under the HireRight brand name, creating one of the largest and most capable screening solution providers in the world. Powerchex Ltd (which has changed its name to HireRight Powerchex Ltd) and Kroll Background Worldwide Ltd (which has changed its name to HireRight Ltd) began their transition to a single brand name following last year’s acquisition of the entities by HireRight, Inc. and HireRight’s parent company, Altegrity, Inc., respectively.

“Uniting these leading businesses under the HireRight brand name helps support our global growth objectives and positions us to better serve customer needs regionally, with local presence and knowledge,” said Mike Petrullo, HireRight president and chief executive officer.

Under the established HireRight brand name, the companies will offer expanded and complementary solutions and services that reach to more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. With more than 1500 employees distributed across offices in key global regions, the increased size and scale of the business enables HireRight to more effectively help employers to mitigate employment-related business risk and meet compliance requirements.

“Coming together under the HireRight brand means we can bring innovative and market leading solutions to all of our customers along with highly regarded subject-matter expertise,” said Alexandra Kelly, HireRight MD of EMEA and founder of Powerchex. “Clients now have more options and a more collectively knowledgeable team dedicated to helping them succeed in their hiring and screening efforts.”

HireRight now offers more than 150 screening services through a suite of award-winning solutions tailored to the unique needs of employers of different sizes and industries. Today, more than 45,000 organisations around the globe, including more than one-third of the Fortune 500, trust HireRight for customer-focused screening solutions that provide fast and reliable results.

“We see an increasing recognition in Europe and Asia that pre-employment screening delivers value to organisations in many sectors,” said Kelly. “Bringing together our expertise from every region including that gained from the highly demanding UK financial services sector, allows us to bring a compelling value proposition to the table for employers today.”

About HireRight
HireRight is a leading provider of on-demand employment background screening, drug and health screening and employment eligibility solutions that help employers automate, manage and control screening and related programs. Many companies, including more than one-third of the Fortune 500, trust HireRight because the company delivers customer-focused solutions that provide greater efficiency and faster results. HireRight also provides pre-integrated employment screening services through e-recruiting solutions from top providers such as Oracle, Taleo, Kenexa, SAP, ADP/VirtualEdge, PeopleAdmin, HealthcareSource, HRsmart, and SilkRoad. HireRight, Inc. is an Altegrity company with worldwide headquarters located in Irvine, California and offices and affiliates around the globe. For more information, visit the company’s web site at