JULY 22, 2014 SAN FRANCISCO and CLEVELAND,EmployeeScreenIQ (www.employeescreen.com), a leading provider of employee background screening services, and Newton (www.newton-stage.subtextdev.com), developers of a leading applicant tracking system (ATS) for small and medium-sized employers, have partnered to provide customers with fully integrated, paperless employment background checks.

For most employers, pre-employment screening is necessary but has historically required significant labor that is often challenging to manage. Contacting applicants, collecting release forms and capturing sensitive information can be inefficient and poses significant risks. Designed to save time on repetitive tasks, increase productivity and promote security, the Newton applicant tracking system now seamlessly integrates with EmployeeScreenIQ’s premium employee background check platform to offer a simple, smart, safe and stable pre-employment screening and applicant tracking process.

“Employers are busier than ever,” said Joel Cheesman, director of strategic alliances at EmployeeScreenIQ. “This integration makes life a lot easier by stripping away the hoops companies traditionally jump through in the background screening process.”

Significant customer benefits include:
– One-click background check requests.
– Real-time background check dashboard.
– Fully-branded applicant self-service portals to collect release signatures and sensitive, personally identifiable information.
– Integrated auto-updates on background check status for each applicant.

Joel Passen, Newton Software’s Head of Marketing, elaborated on the new partnership: “By partnering with a few select partners like EmployeeScreenIQ that have the technical abilities and same philosophy on customer service as we do at Newton, we’re able to provide our mutual clients with rock solid technology and a great all-around customer experience.”

About EmployeeScreenIQ:
EmployeeScreenIQ helps employers make smart hiring decisions. The company achieves this through a comprehensive suite of employment background screening services including the industry’s most thorough and accurate criminal background checks, resume verification services and substance abuse screening. EmployeeScreenIQ is accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS), a distinction earned by less than two percent of all employment screening companies. For more information, visit http://www.EmployeeScreen.com.

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