PreCheck and Hirebridge Announce Partnership to Provide Seamless Integration, Linking Background Screening and Applicant Tracking System

Houston, TX – PreCheck, Inc.™ and Hirebridge LLC, today announced the integration between PreCheck’s background screening service and Hirebridge’s applicant tracking and hiring management system.  Through these system integrations, both companies are able to offer clients the five core integration components and as a result abridge the hiring processes for their clients.

“We saw this as a favorable partnership because both PreCheck and Hirebridge are committed to providing outstanding customer service, as well as offering customizable solutions to meet the unique needs of our healthcare clients,”  stated Bruce Smith, President and Chief Operations Officer at PreCheck, Inc.  “With over fifteen years of exclusive industry focus, PreCheck also brings valuable experience in recognizing our clients’ needs and providing innovative solutions.”

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Is an ATS a solution or a tool?

Via JobMachine …

A person buys the best hammer in the world only to discover that it doesn’t change their ability to hammer a nail.  Sounds silly, yet companies that set out to buy what they’ve determined is the best ATS often find nothing has improved a year after installing it.  Their mistake is buying an ATS thinking it’s a solution, when in reality, it’s a tool only as effective as it is used.  The irony is companies who install ATSs often end up in worse shape than before, through no fault of the ATS vendor.


U.S. Department of Labor announces two new initiatives aimed

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) today unveiled two initiatives aimed at promoting the hiring of veterans and protecting the rights of applicants with disabilities:  The Good Faith Initiative for Veterans Employment (G-FIVE) and Ensuring the Accessibility of Online Application Systems.

“The G-FIVE was created to address the employment challenges facing the veteran workforce today by recognizing federal contractors for their efforts in employing and advancing covered veterans,” said Charles E. James Sr., deputy assistant secretary for OFCCP.   “It reaffirms OFCCP’s commitment to ensure compliance with the requirements of the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act and creates an excellent incentive for federal contractors to hire veterans.”  

“The G-FIVE also strengthens partnerships between OFCCP and veterans groups and other agencies,” added Victoria Lipnic, assistant secretary of labor for employment standards.  “It’s an OFCCP initiative that supports America’s heroes.” 

The second initiative, Ensuring the Accessibility of Online Application Systems, is designed to ensure that federal contractors and subcontractors provide equal opportunity to qualified applicants with disabilities, including disabled veterans, to compete for jobs when using an online application system.  

Electronic job application systems must be accessible to, and usable by, applicants who have disabilities, or the contractor must provide a reasonable accommodation that allows an equal opportunity to compete for a job.   

“Nothing is more fundamental to equal employment opportunity than the opportunity to apply for a job,” said James.  “As more and more employers turn to the Internet to locate and screen job applicants, this initiative is crucial to ensuring that disabled veterans and other qualified individuals with disabilities are afforded that opportunity when an online system is used.”  

The directives outlining these new initiatives, along with frequently asked questions, are available on OFCCP’s Web site at  

OFCCP, an agency of the Department of Labor’s Employment Standards Administration, enforces Executive Order 11246 and other laws that prohibit employment discrimination by federal contractors. 

The agency monitors federal contractors to ensure that they provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, gender, color, religion, national origin, disability or veteran status. 

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