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Monster Offers Background Screening Services Through Alliance with HireRight
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 hiring.

“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 account.”

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 week, including:

  • County, National and Federal criminal records checks
  • Employment verification – past employment dates, job titles and positions
  • Social Security Number validation*
  • Address history*
  • Motor vehicle records check – driver’s license status and violations

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.

About HireRight

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

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