HireRight wins TechAmerica High-Tech Innovation Award

IRVINE, Calif., Aug 14, 2012 – HireRight, Inc., a leader in on-demand employment screening, today announced that its unique product, Applicant Center Mobile, a personalized candidate portal, was named the winner in the Internet/E-Commerce product category in the TechAmerica High-Tech Innovation Awards. Now in its 19th year, this premier business event celebrates excellence and achievement in the region’s technology industry, and honors local companies, individuals and products that drive innovation in Southern California. HireRight Applicant Center Mobile is the industry’s only secure, personalized candidate portal. It helps candidates through pre-employment screening by allowing them to manage their background check process in real-time, supply information, view the status of the check, and access live help through any mobile device.

“We are so pleased to be recognized for our technology innovation with Applicant Center Mobile. Our focus has always been to enable employers to improve their hiring process and help them provide a positive experience for their applicants. The employment background screening process is usually behind-the-scenes, and it can seem daunting to candidates who have questions about how it’s conducted,” said Rob Pickell, chief marketing officer and senior vice president of strategy, HireRight. “With Applicant Center Mobile, we’ve applied technology that provides candidates with visibility into the process and empowers them to manage it. We’re delighted to bring this capability to our customers and are honored to receive the TechAmerica High-Tech Innovation Award.”

Accessed through a smart phone or tablet, HireRight Applicant Center Mobile provides candidates with an intuitive screening experience, making it more accessible by letting applicants access and manage the background check process. It simplifies data entry for applicants and employers alike. It automatically sends candidates alerts via text or email when information is required and enables them to quickly upload, email or fax requested data. The portal then displays the results as each step of the background check is completed, assuring applicants that their background checks are progressing successfully and keeping them apprised of the status in real-time.

“We congratulate all of the winners and finalists for their innovation over the last year, and look forward to seeing the trend continue,” said Matthew Kazmierczak, senior vice president, TechAmerica. “HireRight is an important contributor to Orange County and the innovations created here for the country and world.”

In addition to the awards, TechAmerica recognized educators and students for their innovative use of science, math and technology in the classroom and the community in conjunction with Project Tomorrow, the nation’s leading education nonprofit group focused on preparing today’s students to be tomorrow’s innovators. For more information, visit http://www.techamerica.org/hta19.