SOURCE: HR-XML Consortium, Inc.

March 20, 2007 11:47 ET

HR-XML Consortium Awards Certification to Hewitt Associates, Kenexa, Justifacts Credential Verification, Inc., MetLife, Inc. onTargetjobs, Previsor, USIS, and Verifications, Inc.

RALEIGH, NC -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 20, 2007 -- The HR-XML Consortium announced today that it has awarded certifications to Hewitt Associates, Justifacts Credential Verification, Inc., Kenexa, MetLife, Inc. onTargetjobs, Previsor, USIS, and Verifications, Inc. The awards for Hewitt Associates, Kenexa, MetLife, Inc., Previsor, and Verifications are renewals of earlier certifications, whereas the certifications for Justifacts Credential Verification, Inc., onTargetjobs, and USIS are the first awarded to those companies.

--  Hewitt Associates (NYSE: HEW) is the world's foremost provider of
    human resources outsourcing and consulting services. With more than 65
    years of experience, Hewitt consults with more than 2,300 organizations and
    administers human resources, health care, payroll and retirement programs
    on behalf of more than 340 companies to millions of employees and retirees
    worldwide. Located in 33 countries, Hewitt employs approximately 24,000
    associates. For more information, please visit http://www.hewitt.com.
    
--  Justifacts Credential Verification, Inc. is a nationwide information
    service that offers over 25 years of industry experience. Founded in 1982
    and a fore-runner in the background checking industry, Justifacts
    Credential Verification's mission is to be the premier provider of thorough
    and informative background investigations and to provide this service to
    clients in a national market. Offering over 70 different screening searches
    and servicing small businesses to Fortune 500 companies worldwide,
    Justifacts takes pride in providing Just the Best Quality, Just the Best
    Technology and Just the Best People. For more information, please visit
    http://www.justifacts.com.
    
--  Kenexa is a leading end-to-end provider of software, proprietary
    content, services and process outsourcing that enable organizations to more
    effectively recruit and retain employees. Our solutions enable our clients
    to improve the effectiveness of their talent acquisition programs, increase
    employee productivity and retention, decrease costs, and improve management
    decision-making based on analyzing and summarizing key HR metrics
    associated with employee performance. For more information, please visit
    http://www.kenexa.com.
    
--  MetLife, Inc. is a leading provider of insurance and financial
    services with operations throughout the United States and the Latin
    America, Europe and Asia Pacific regions. Through its domestic and
    international subsidiaries and affiliates, MetLife, Inc. reaches more than
    70 million customers around the world and MetLife is the largest life
    insurer in the United States (based on life insurance in-force). For more
    information, please visit http://www.metlife.com.
    
--  onTargetjobs is the parent company of CareerBank.com, BioSpace.com,
    Hcareers.com, HEALTHeCAREERS Network and MedHunters.com, providing online
    career services to the accounting, biotech, finance, healthcare,
    hospitality, insurance, pharmaceutical and restaurant, travel and tourism
    markets. For more information, please visit http://www.onTargetjobs.com.
    
--  PreVisor is a leading supplier of pre-employment assessments and
    employee selection solutions that help employers identify top performers.
    Leveraging decades of applied industrial-organizational psychology
    research, PreVisor develops and deploys content that accurately predicts
    employee on-the-job performance. PreVisor's award-winning assessments,
    solutions and consulting support hiring decisions and maximize performance
    for more than 40,000 employers worldwide.  For more information, please
    visit http://www.previsor.com.
    
--  USIS is a worldwide provider of total client solutions in human
    resources background investigations, pre-employment/drug screenings,
    insurance information services, due diligence and risk management
    assessment, and security and related professional services to businesses,
    federal agencies and institutions. Formerly the Office of Federal
    Investigations (a U.S. government agency privatized in 1996), today USIS
    remains the largest supplier of security investigations to the U.S.
    government and a major global provider of security support services,
    training and consulting solutions for government agencies and commercial
    clients. For more information, please visit www.usis.com.
    
--  Verifications, Inc. is a leading provider of global employment
    screening and applicant processing services. Since 1987, over 5,000
    companies have chosen Verifications because they consistently provide the
    highest quality services and the most accurate information, helping their
    clients to make timely and informed hiring decisions. The company is
    certified to the ISO 9001:2000 standard and utilizes state-of-the-art
    technology to provide services including background investigations,
    substance abuse testing, and a full suite of applicant processing services.
    For more information, please visit www.verificationsinc.com.
    
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 www.HRcertify.org. 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.; BenefitsXML Inc.; BrassRing; Business Information Group (BIG); Candidate Manager Ltd.; CareerBuilder.com LLC; Certiphi Screening, Inc.; ChoicePoint; ClearStar.net; deverus; eWork Exchange Inc.; ExecuTRACK Solutions; Fidelity Investments; First Advantage; The Gallup Organization; HireDesk; HireRight; HR Services, Inc.; InfoMart; IntelliCorp; JobFlash; Jobpartners Ltd.; Lawson Software, Inc., Manpower; MetLife Inc.; milch & zucker; Monster; MrTed Limited; Oracle; PeopleBank; Peopleclick; Questionmark; Resume Mirror, Inc.; SHL Group PLC; SHPS; Sovren; Sterling Testing Systems; Taleo; Truescreen, Inc.; Unicru; USA-FACT; Valtera; Volt Information Sciences; and Vurv (formerly Recruitmax).

"We congratulate these organizations for achieving HR-XML Consortium certification," said Chuck Allen, HR-XML Consortium Director. "HR decision-makers are making compliance with open standards part of the criteria they use when procuring HR solutions. HR-XML's registry of certified solutions provides decision-makers an important resource to consult when making procurement decisions," Allen remarked.

For information about the HR-XML Consortium's certification program, please visit http://www.hrcertify.org

About HR-XML

The HR-XML Consortium, Inc. (http://www.hr-xml.org/) 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. For further information, visit http://www.hr-xml.org/forms/join/

Contact Information

  • For more information, contact:
    Chuck Allen
    Director
    HR-XML Consortium, Inc.
    Email Contact