LexisNexis® Risk Solutions unveiled today the first mobile solution for the employment screening industry. The application is designed to help companies monitor key candidates and advance them through the hiring process with greater speed and efficiency. LexisNexis introduced the app at the 2011 Annual Conference & Exposition of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) in Las Vegas.
Mobile technology is rapidly penetrating the everyday lives of the global workforce. Smartphones are anticipated to account for 50% of worldwide mobile phone sales by 2013, and mobile internet use is expected to surpass the desktop by 2014. Human Resource professionals are quickly adapting to this landscape by leveraging mobile platforms to improve workflow management, enhance social recruiting practices and optimize talent acquisition procedures.
The LexisNexis® mobile solution will change the way employers, recruiters and prospects interface. The technology will target the company’s ability to effectively manage “exceptions,” i.e. the cases that take up the bulk of the HR manager’s time. Through its easy-to-use menu, the solution is designed to provide the user with immediate access to the most recently viewed candidates, notes about a candidate provided by the hiring or fulfillment team and the turn-around time it will take to complete the review process for each individual candidate.
“As the growth of mobile devices and applications continues to explode, LexisNexis has carefully analyzed this trend to determine where there are opportunities to develop solutions that utilize this technology to benefit our customers,” said Ginny Gomez, vice president, product management, LexisNexis. “We’re thrilled to be offering a solution that will deliver significant improvements to our clients in the way they communicate with their candidates.”
LexisNexis chose SHRM 2011 Annual Conference & Exposition, the industry’s biggest event of the year, to debut the prototype model. The event is the premier location for HR professionals to meet, network, and learn about industry trends, and will feature the largest number of practitioners and strategic business management sessions in the country.
“We closely collaborate with our clients to help them achieve their goals,” added Gomez. “Through this first-of-its-kind app, LexisNexis is delivering a forward-thinking solution that will deliver immediate results for this next generation of mobile professionals.”
The company plans to launch the fully-functional application in August, which would make it the first mobile solution for employment screening to market.
For more information visit lexisnexis.com/screening.
About LexisNexis Risk Solutions
LexisNexis Risk Solutions (lexisnexis.com/risk) is a leader in providing essential information that helps customers across all industries and government predict, assess and manage risk. Combining cutting-edge technology, unique data and advanced scoring analytics, Risk Solutions provides products and services that address evolving client needs in the risk sector while upholding the highest standards of security and privacy. LexisNexis Risk Solutions is part of Reed Elsevier, a leading publisher and information provider that serves customers in more than 100 countries with more than 30,000 employees worldwide.
LexisNexis® offers screening solutions that helps employers and non-profits make quicker and more confident staffing decisions, and enhances the ability of property owners and managers to assess tenant risk.