SOURCE: HR-XML Consortium, Inc.

August 04, 2008 10:00 ET

HR-XML Consortium Awards Certifications to BackTrack, Inc., Fidelity Investments, HireRight, InfoMart, and Sterling Infosystems

RALEIGH, NC--(Marketwire - August 4, 2008) - The HR-XML Consortium announced today that it has awarded certifications to BackTrack, Inc., Fidelity Investments, HireRight, InfoMart, and Sterling Infosystems, Inc. BackTrack is a new certification, whereas the awards to Fidelity Investments, HireRight, InfoMart, and Sterling Infosystems are renewals of earlier certifications. Background on these certified companies is provided below:

BackTrack, Inc. ( is among the nation's most experienced and most respected employment screening firms. Employment screening is their singular focus. BackTrack's proprietary, team-based, and carefully managed systems are designed to speed processes, improve internal and client communication flows, and ensure accuracy and completeness of data.

Fidelity Investments ( is one of the world's largest providers of financial services. Fidelity offers investment management, retirement planning, brokerage, and human resources and benefits outsourcing services to more than 21 million individuals and institutions as well as through 5,500 financial intermediary firms. The firm is the largest mutual fund company in the United States, the No. 1 provider of workplace retirement savings plans, one of the largest mutual fund supermarkets and a leading online brokerage firm.

HireRight ( is a leading provider of on-demand employment background and drug screening solutions that help employers efficiently implement, manage and control screening programs. Many companies, including more than 65 of the Fortune 500, trust HireRight because the company delivers customer-focused solutions that provide greater efficiency and faster results. Leveraging HR-XML standards, HireRight provides pre-integrated employment screening services through enterprise e-recruiting solutions from top providers.

InfoMart ( is one of the country's largest privately-owned Consumer Reporting Agencies, providing pre-employment background screening to companies nationwide. Their services include criminal histories, credit and driving records, drug testing, personality assessments and education and previous employment verifications. The company prides itself on its dedication to customer service, technology solutions and accurate information reporting.

Sterling Infosystems, Inc. ( is one of the nation's leading providers of outsourced pre-employment screening and background checking services. Its services are facilitated through its leading online order and delivery system, Sterling Direct, and are used primarily by Corporate Human Resource, Loss Prevention, Security, and Risk Management Departments.

The HR-XML Consortium's "HRcertify program" certifies HR solutions that conform to the HR-XML Consortium's interoperability standards. Organizations that successfully complete the HR-XML Consortium's certification process are awarded a logo to use on their websites and a conformance statement within a registry located at The HR-XML certified logo indicates that the solution provider is a technology leader and is ready to integrate flexibly and opportunistically with customers and partners.

Other HR-XML Consortium certified companies are:

Acxiom Information Security Services; American Background; Applicant Insight Limited, Inc.; Assess Systems (a Bigby Havis Company); Candidate Manager; LLC; CareerJunction; ChoicePoint;; Data Solutions, Inc.; deverus; First Advantage; Hewitt Associates; HR Services, Inc.; IntelliCorp; Jobpartners Ltd.; Justifacts Credential Verification, Inc.; Kelly Services; Kenexa; Lawson; Manpower France; MetLife Inc.; milch & zucker; Monster; Oracle; onTargetjobs; Peopleclick; PreVisor; Questionmark; SHPS; Sovren; Stepstone; Talent Technology; Taleo; Vertical Screen, Inc. (BIG, Certiphi, Truescreen); unicru; USIS; Valtera; Verifications Inc.; and Volt Information Sciences.

For information about the HR-XML Consortium's certification program, please visit

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The HR-XML Consortium, Inc. ( is the recognized authority on, and leading source of, global interoperability standards for human resources management.

Membership within the HR-XML Consortium is open to HR professionals, vendors, consultants, and other users or providers of HR systems and services. Want to learn more? Register to attend HR-XML's Global Partnering & Integration Summit, October 13-14, Chicago, IL

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Kim Bartkus
    Director of Standards & Certification
    HR-XML Consortium
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