Data Facts Upgrades Integration with the SmartSearch Talent Acquisition System to Include Personal Reference Checks

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Collaboration between SmartSearch Applicant Tracking Software and Data Facts Background Screening services provides seamless, web-based access from database management to faster, more accurate pre-employment screening and Candidate Management processes.

At Data Facts, our primary mission is to provide in-depth, relevant and accurate reports in a timely manner to help our customers make sound hiring decisions, and reduce the risk of negligent hiring issues

Advanced Personnel Systems, Inc. (APS), the maker of SmartSearch talent acquisition and staffing management software announced upgrades to its integration with Data Facts, a leader in the background screening industry. Data Facts recently added the ability to conduct personal reference checks to the long list of options previously available through the SmartSearch applicant tracking system. Now in addition to running criminal background checks, motor vehicle records, social security numbers, credit checks and employment references, there is an option to request personal references as well.
“At Data Facts, our primary mission is to provide in-depth, relevant and accurate reports in a timely manner to help our customers make sound hiring decisions, and reduce the risk of negligent hiring issues,” said Daphne Large, CEO of Data Facts. “We continue to work with APS to improve our processes and make it easier for SmartSearch users to compile, store and search in-depth, relevant and useful information throughout the hiring process.”

It’s easy for SmartSearch users to benefit from this feature. They simply log into the system and enter the names and phone numbers of the applicant’s personal references. Data Facts subsequently updates the system with any and all feedback received from the personal reference so employers have the information to make a smart hiring decision.

“Having worked with Data Facts and SmartSearch for several years, we’ve been looking forward to the latest integration of personal reference checking,” said Rolana Bourland, Human Resource Generalist with Cummins Mid-South.

“SmartSearch is designed to seamlessly integrate with our clients’ existing systems and applications for managing all employment related information,” said Doug Coull, CEO of APS. “We’ve successfully integrated with many internal and external applications such as job boards and HRIS/payroll systems, for example, as well as other leading background screening providers including Kroll and USIS. We are very pleased to offer our clients this upgrade to our integration with Data Facts. We appreciate their attention to detail and commitment to personalized service; these are values we share in the development of our solutions.”

For over a year, the technological collaboration between Data Facts and APS has provided mutual clientele with fast, easy access to pre-employment screening and background check data within the SmartSearch system. SmartSearch offers real-time, talent management software that centralizes sourcing, recruiting, applicant tracking, and hiring activities by providing an online database where all the pieces come together.

About APS:
Advanced Personnel Systems has developed and deployed talent management and recruiting business solutions since 1986. Having pioneered the field of resume-scanning-based recruiting solutions, APS remains a leader in web-based technology and innovative approaches to recruitment data management. Its flagship product, SmartSearch, is currently in its thirteenth release and serves more than 6,000 users worldwide. Learn more about SmartSearch by visiting

About DataFacts:
Data Facts is known for building lasting partnerships with their clients, and its bilingual team of licensed PI’s, who are trained to find the facts and detect potential problems. In addition to a comprehensive menu of services for pre-employment screening and reporting to support workforce safety and regulatory compliance, the company also provides customers with the ability to instantly access background search tools including SSN, credit history, national criminal database, and motor vehicle records. Learn more about Data Facts at

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