Intelligent integration: ERC and EmployeeScreenIQ Announce Partnership

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Integration of talent acquisition and background screening simplifies hiring process for employers, with a single sign-on from application to on-boarding

As both government and private data indicate positive hiring trends for 2011 in several sectors, with even stronger job growth in 2012, employers in the U.S. have finally turned a corner. Slowly, cautiously, they are seeking the talent they need to rebuild their workforces. However, having learned the hard lessons of the Great Recession, these employers want to hire the best quality people with maximum cost effectiveness.

"As we talk to clients across the country, their top priorities are efficiency and value," says Nick Fishman, co-founder and executive vice president of EmployeeScreenIQ. "They demand these qualities both from the people they hire—and from the systems they use. That is why we are please to announce our recent partnership with ERC Dataplus."

A top provider of background screening services to a global client base, EmployeeScreenIQ has integrated its systems with Selectech® Hiring Management, the nationally regarded talent acquisition platform from ERC. The result is a simple, functional, time- and cost- saving hiring solution.

"Now, from job requisition to on-boarding, human resources administrators and recruiters can manage the entire scope of the hiring process from one desktop interface," explains Peter Clarke, president and chief operating officer of ERC. "And with Selectech's single sign-on, job applicants can use their computer mouse or touch screens to provide a digital signature for most hiring documents." This includes the release form needed to conduct the background checks required by most employers.

Since EmployeeScreenIQ's background screening services are pre-integrated with the Selectech system, hiring companies can now deploy any of the following modules, à la carte, without any integration fee:
o A modular, enterprise-level hiring management system (clients take what they need, adding components as needed) that is user-friendly and supported by 24/7 customer service;
o Pre-hire assessments of traits and skills;
o Background screening, with digitally signed consents;
o Hiring tax credit screening and processing;
o Forms management, including Form I-9 and E-Verify, Federal and state tax forms;
o Distribution and completion of company new-hire documents;
o Payroll and / or HRIS integration

"Throughout the recovery, employers will utilize best practices when it comes to the technology and strategies they bring to hiring," Fishman says. "With the combined strengths of the ERC and EmployeeScreenIQ systems, they will cut operational inefficiency and hire with confidence."

About EmployeeScreenIQ:
Founded in 1999, EmployeeScreenIQ is a Cleveland, Ohio-based employment screening company offering a variety of employment screening services to mid- and large-cap organizations throughout the world, including those in North and South America, Europe and East Asia. EmployeeScreenIQ is accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS), a distinction earned by only one percent of all employment screening companies. For more information, visit http://www.EmployeeScreen.com.

About ERC Dataplus, Inc.:
Founded in 1993 as the "Employers' Resource Company," ERC Dataplus is a business solutions company that focuses on the needs of human resources professionals. Across its integrated software functions, Norwalk, CT-based ERC helps clients to streamline their hiring and improve employee retention, regardless of the size of the organization. Because its Selectech® systems are modular and scaleable, HR organizations with a few hundred or several thousand employees can lower the costs stemming from recruiting, assessment, and government compliance—while improving efficiency of processing. The results are an expanded applicant pool, speedier hiring cycle, better EEOC compliance and lower costs.
For more information, call 855.HR.by.ERC (855.472.9372) or visit http://www.ercdataplus.com.

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