IRVINE, Calif., May 1, 2012 – HireRight Inc., a leader in on-demand employment screening, has been named a finalist in the Internet/E-Commerce product category for Applicant Center Mobile™ in the TechAmerica Orange County 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. This year’s winners will be announced at a ceremony on June 14, 2012, at the Hilton, Costa Mesa, Calif.
“We’re honored that Applicant Center Mobile has been named a finalist in the TechAmerica Awards,” said Mike Petrullo, HireRight president and chief executive officer. “Applicant Center Mobile is an industry-first innovation and a major step in improving the candidate experience while speeding and simplifying the background check process. Our focus has always been to apply technology to the employment screening process in order to offer the market the benefits of improved efficiency, quality, effectiveness and experience. We are thrilled to have TechAmerica recognize us for that.”
“We received nearly 100 nominations from start-up innovators, high-growth companies and established industry players from across Orange County,” said Bob Brunson, the director of TechAmerica Orange County. “We congratulate HireRight for rising to the finalist rank. This region is home to groundbreaking innovations, from companies like HireRight, that continue to influence technology development throughout the rest of the world and we’re excited to highlight them.”
HireRight Applicant Center Mobile is believed to be the industry’s first personalized, mobile, securely designed candidate portal for employment screening. It demystifies the screening process by allowing job applicants to manage their employer-requested background check and drug test in real-time from any mobile device. Accessed through a smart phone or tablet, HireRight Applicant Center Mobile provides candidates with an intuitive screening experience and a new level of transparency as they go through an employment background check or drug test, enabling them to upload information, view the status of a check or test, view their completed report and access live help while on the go.
The awards categories this year include the Harvey Mudd College Green Engineering Award, Innovative Product/Technology, Outstanding CEO in Technology, Outstanding Finance Executive in Technology and Outstanding Technology Company.
In addition to the awards, TechAmerica Orange County will recognize educators and students for their innovative use of science, math or technology in the classroom or the community in conjunction with Project Tomorrow. The organization is the nation’s leading education nonprofit group focused on preparing today’s students to be tomorrow’s innovators.
TechAmerica is the leading voice for the U.S. technology industry – the driving force behind productivity growth and jobs creation in the United States and the foundation of the global innovation economy. Representing approximately 1,000 member companies of all sizes from the public and commercial sectors of the economy, it is the industry’s largest advocacy organization and is dedicated to helping members’ top and bottom lines. TechAmerica is also the technology industry's only grassroots-to-global advocacy network, with offices in state capitals around the United States, Washington, D.C., Europe (Brussels) and Asia (Beijing). Learn more about TechAmerica at www.techamerica.org.
HireRight is a leading provider of on-demand employment background screening, drug and health screening and employment eligibility solutions that help employers automate, manage and control 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 employment screening services through e-recruiting solutions from top providers such as Oracle, Taleo, Kenexa, SAP, SilkRoad, PeopleAdmin, HealthcareSource, and HRsmart. HireRight, Inc. is an Altegrity company with worldwide headquarters located in Irvine, California and offices and affiliates around the globe. For more information, visit the company’s web site at www.hireright.com.