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HireRight Returns as Gold Sponsor of the 2014 Candidate Experience Awards

Leading Provider of On-Demand Employment Background Checks Supports Talent Board Program for Fourth Consecutive Year

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 08/06/14 -- Talent Board, a non-profit organization focused on the elevation and promotion of a quality candidate experience, today announced HireRight, a leading provider of innovative on-demand employment background checks, drug and health screening and electronic Form I-9 and E-Verify solutions, as a gold sponsor of the 2014 Candidate Experience Awards (CandE Awards). A supporter of the CandE Awards since the program's inception, HireRight empowers employers with innovative solutions for smart hiring decisions through a web-based applicant portal and mobile communication platform.

Launched in 2011, the CandE Awards is an annual competition that benchmarks the current state of the candidate experience and provides employers with specific insight on how to improve the recruiting process. Over the last three years, the program has grown significantly, evaluating survey responses from 46,000 candidates who applied to approximately 95 forward-thinking companies in 2013.

With more than 90 percent of participating employers using background verification services, the 2013 Candidate Experience Awards research shows that these services are an important part of the full ecosystem of recruiting solutions that employers use to engage job candidates.

"With employers competing for talent, the candidate experience has become paramount in the hiring process," said Rachel Trindade, vice president, marketing at HireRight. "This is particularly true for background screening, a step that generally occurs behind the scenes and can be daunting to candidates. HireRight has worked hard to de-mystify and enhance the candidate experience during the screening process with a number of applicant-facing solutions such as our applicant center. We are proud to support the CandE Awards program to recognize organizations that are making the candidate experience a strategic part of their talent management process."

"Talent Board's mission is to create awareness around and honor companies who are getting candidate experience right. As a result, we have been able to uncover trends, educate the market, and help contribute to increased transparency and communication in the talent acquisition process. As the program continues to expand year-over-year, we are grateful for support from sponsors, including HireRight, that help make this important work possible," commented Ed Newman, Talent Board co-founder and vice president of Strategy for iMomentous.

The 2014 CandE Awards program is already underway, with more participating employers registered than ever before. The winners will be announced and celebrated at a special event to be held in Chicago on Thursday, September 18, 2014. Additional information can be accessed at: http://nam.thecandidateexperienceawards.org/cande-awards-reception/.

About HireRight
HireRight is a leading provider of on-demand employment background checks, drug and health screening and electronic Form I-9 and E-Verify solutions that help employers automate, manage and control background screening and related programs. Many companies, including more than one-third 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 background screening services through applicant tracking systems from top providers such as Oracle, Taleo, Kenexa, SAP, PeopleAdmin, HealthcareSource, HRsmart, and SilkRoad. For more information, visit the company's web site at www.hireright.com.

About Talent Board
Talent Board is a non-profit organization focused on the elevation and promotion of a quality candidate experience. The organization, awards program and its sponsors are dedicated to recognizing the candidate experience offered by companies throughout the entire recruitment cycle and to forever changing the manner in which job candidates are treated. More information can be accessed at http://www.thecandidateexperienceawards.org

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