Kenexa Recruiter Adds Tight Integration With Leading Employment Background Screening Services Provider

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<strong>Wayne, Pa. &mdash; Feb. 21</strong><br />Kenexa, a provider of recruitment and retention solutions, announced that its mid-market software-as-a-service (SaaS) applicant tracking system, Kenexa Recruiter, now includes tight integration with employment testing and background screening offerings from New York City-based Sterling Testing Systems.<br /> <br />Sterling is the provider of employment and background screening services, offering background checks, drug testing and other key verification and assessment services. More than 4,500 companies and industry leading organizations rely on Sterling Testing Systems to help them qualify and select high-integrity employees.<br /> <br />Accurate screening data is a vital tool in the candidate selection process. In recent years, its importance has escalated, as more companies grapple with balancing concerns about talent shortages and the need for accurate screening services for criminal record searches, education verification and background checks. The tight integration lets authorized users initiate Sterling background checks from Kenexa Recruiter with a few clicks. With the capability to select a standard package of services &mdash; including criminal record search, education verification, employment verification, personal references verification and social security trace search, or a sub-set of these services &mdash; results can be viewed on an easy-to-read screen or report. Users can access Sterling Testing&rsquo;s screening reports directly from Kenexa Recruiter.<br /> <br />Paul Mladineo, vice president of strategic development for Sterling Testing Systems Inc., said, &ldquo;Kenexa has a long-standing commitment to bring robust recruitment and retention solutions to the mid-market, as well as global enterprises. We&rsquo;re excited to partner with Kenexa, as there is no doubt that Kenexa has a leadership position in this category. Our integrated offering will help employers achieve greater efficiency in talent acquisition while experiencing best in class quality of service in background screening.&rdquo;<br /> <br />Troy Kanter, president and chief operating officer for Kenexa, commented, &ldquo;Streamlining background screening by adding it to Kenexa Recruiter gives our clients one destination from which to manage their recruiting and hiring workflows. The inclusion of Sterling Testing&rsquo;s offerings in Kenexa Recruiter will help our customers save time and improve their total recruitment process.&rdquo;<br />

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