Employers can now access HireRight's background checking services directly from Monster.com
MAYNARD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May. 26, 2009--
Monster.com®, the leading global online careers and
recruitment resource and flagship brand of Monster Worldwide, Inc.
(NYSE: MWW), today announced the availability of HireRight®’s
candidate background screening services through Monster.
The background screening services will be offered through an alliance
with HireRight, one of the world’s largest employment screening
providers, and will help streamline the candidate background-check
process for businesses, increase the quality of new hires and help
reduce liability. The service will be fully integrated with the
Monster.com desktop and candidate management tools, allowing employers
to speed up the screening process and make more informed decisions when
“At a time when resources and budgets may be limited, hiring the best
candidate the first time is critical for return on your recruitment
investment and ultimately strong business performance. The wrong hire
can cost a business time, resources and revenue,” said Puneet Bhasin,
SVP of employer product & technology, Monster. “This new service
provided by HireRight is a natural extension of Monster’s offering,
designed to ensure that the talent search and acquisition process is
highly effective, affordable and that employers find the right person
for the job.”
“HireRight is pleased to provide Monster with a streamlined solution for
employers to reduce employment-related risks and improve hiring
decisions,” said David Nachman, vice president of business development
at HireRight. “Monster clients can now confirm the credentials provided
by job candidates with speed and convenience, from within their Monster
Monster customers will benefit from a broad range of screening services
provided by HireRight, available in a variety of flexible package
options. Background searches can be ordered 24 hours a day, seven days a
County, National and Federal criminal records checks
Employment verification – past employment dates, job
titles and positions
Social Security Number validation*
Motor vehicle records check – driver’s license status
Other searches are available by package and on an a la carte basis.
*These searches are included in all background check service packages.
“The need for background checks is greater than ever before,” said W.
Barry Nixon, executive director, The National Institute for the
Prevention of Workplace Violence, Inc. and co-author of “Background
Screening and Investigations.” “Nationwide layoffs have resulted in
fewer positions, causing more people to embellish and stretch the truth
on their resumes to remain competitive. Fake diploma mills are also
preying on those out-of-work, convincing them that padding resumes with
inaccurate information will help improve their chances of getting a job.
In addition, identity and employee fraud are increasing. If there ever
was a time to be more diligent in scrutinizing job applicants’
backgrounds it is now.”
About Monster Worldwide
Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: MWW), parent company of Monster, the
premier global online employment solution for more than a decade,
strives to inspire people to improve their lives. With a local presence
in key markets in North America, Europe, and Asia, Monster works for
everyone by connecting employers with quality job seekers at all levels
and by providing personalized career advice to consumers globally.
Through online media sites and services, Monster delivers vast, highly
targeted audiences to advertisers. Monster Worldwide is a member of the
S&P 500 index. To learn more about Monster's industry-leading products
and services, visit www.monster.com.
More information about Monster Worldwide is available at http://corporate.monster.com.
HireRight is a leading provider of on-demand employment
background and drug
screening solutions that help employers automate, manage and control
screening 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/PeopleSoft, Taleo/Vurv, SAP,
ADP/VirtualEdge, PeopleAdmin, and HRsmart. HireRight is a USIS
company. HireRight’s worldwide headquarters are located in Irvine,
Calif. with offices and affiliates around the globe. For more
information, visit the company’s web site at www.hireright.com.
Source: Monster Worldwide
Steve Sylven, 978-461-8503