IRVINE, Calif., June 28, 2010 – HireRight, a leading provider of employment screening solutions, today announced HireRight Applicant Center, the industry’s first secure, personalized candidate portal that provides a highly transparent way for job applicants to interact with the hiring company and the screening provider throughout the employment screening process.
HireRight Applicant Center demystifies employment screening, by allowing candidates to view the screening process and the status of their background check as it happens. It automatically sends candidates alerts when information is required and displays the results as each step of the background check is completed, speeding the process and reducing work otherwise required by employers to collect applicant information. Through Applicant Center, job candidates can quickly and easily upload or fax any additional information that may be required to complete the background check, and see when the documentation has been received by HireRight in real-time.
“HireRight Applicant Center is a clear innovation, and a major step in improving the candidate experience while supporting our customers’ employment brands,” said Rob Pickell, senior vice president of customer solutions, HireRight. “For applicants, it creates an entirely new view of the screening process, providing levels of visibility and transparency to a procedure that has always been managed out-of-sight of the candidate and therefore could be a cause for apprehension. Now, candidates have the ability to oversee and participate in the process, thereby making background screening less mysterious.”
HireRight Applicant Center simplifies data entry by auto-populating fields with appropriate data from online employment applications, applicant tracking systems and even online profiles. This improves efficiency, the candidate experience and time-to-hire. It also eliminates unnecessary communication between the applicant and the employer.
“From the employer’s perspective, HireRight Applicant Center improves candidate satisfaction, reduces the volume of communication involved in keeping applicants informed and requesting additional data as needed, and speeds the screening process,” according to Pickell.
HireRight Applicant Center can be co-branded by the employer, who can also select from a number of settings to customize it to the organization’s needs. Employers may also include documents helpful to the candidate, such as frequently asked questions (FAQs). Candidates can also access HireRight live chat, phone and e-mail support from the portal.
Applicant Center is now available through HireRight Enterprise™ in Limited Availability. General Availability is expected late summer.
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 25 percent 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 enterprise e-recruiting solutions from top providers such as Oracle, Taleo, Kenexa, SAP, ADP/VirtualEdge, PeopleAdmin, HealthcareSource and HRsmart. HireRight is an Altegrity company. HireRight, Inc.’s worldwide headquarters are located in Irvine, California with offices and affiliates around the globe. For more information, visit the company’s web site at www.hireright.com.