Universal Background Screening Announces Integration with Taleo Business Edition

PHOENIX, June 25, 2010 — Universal Background Screening, Inc., a leading provider of employment background checks, drug testing, physical exams, and compliance management solutions, today announced that it successfully deployed several integrations with Taleo Business Edition.

The Universal-Taleo Business Edition integration and strategic alliance, established last year, brought together Taleo’s leading on demand talent management solution for small to medium sized businesses with Universal’s comprehensive background screening solutions supported by industry-leading customer service. The pre-integrated solution enables mutual clients to access Universal’s full suite of employment background checks including criminal record checks, employment and education verification, credit history, and motor vehicle record checks, plus drug testing and additional occupational health services. Universal’s employment screening services help employers ensure that prospective employees do not have a dangerous criminal history, have not falsified their resume, and will add value to their organization.

“We are pleased to offer clients our pre-integrated solution with Taleo Business Edition and align with a company similarly focused on innovation,” said Ryan Krostue, CEO of Universal Background Screening. “Our integration helps employers implement a completely paperless talent management and background screening solution, which supports our mission to provide clients the best customer experience.”

CooperVision, the world’s third largest contact lens manufacturer headquartered in Pleasanton, CA with facilities and a distribution network that spans 70 countries, was an early and enthusiastic adopter of the Universal-Taleo integrated solution.

“The Taleo integration with Universal is fantastic,” said Todd Stout, Manager of Talent Acquisition for CooperVision. “It allows us to move to a more end-to-end acquisition process and eliminates duplicity in data entry as we gather most of the information from candidates up front.”

With a single click, authorized users are able to seamlessly initiate background check requests, track report status in real time, and maintain a record for each candidate within Taleo Business Edition. The integration also includes Universal Background Screening’s digital signature solution that allows candidates to create a “wet” signature on disclosure forms, which has proven to be more widely accepted by employers, colleges and universities.

The workflow improves the efficiency of the entire candidate selection and screening process by:

• Eliminating duplicate data entry
• Eliminating faxing of disclosure forms
• Increasing data accuracy
• Improving turnaround time
• Reducing time to hire

Universal Background Screening is exhibiting at the SHRM 2010 Annual Conference and Exhibition, June 27-30 in San Diego, CA. To learn more, please stop by Booth # 3015.

About Universal Background Screening
Universal Background Screening is a leading national provider of employment background screening solutions. Its services include a comprehensive selection of background checks, verifications, drug testing, employment physicals, and compliance management services. Universal Background Screening consults with its clients to create customized screening programs that enhance security, reduce liability, and improve productivity and cost savings in the candidate selection and hiring process. Universal is a founding member of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS), HR-XML Certified and an Executive Member of the HR-XML Consortium. To learn more, call 877-263-8033 or visit www.universalbackground.com.

About Taleo
Taleo (NASDAQ: TLEO) is the leader in on-demand unified talent management solutions that empower organizations of all sizes to better understand and engage their best talent for improved business performance. More than 4,200 organizations use Taleo for talent acquisition and performance management, including 46 of the Fortune 100 and over 3,500 small and medium sized businesses across 200 countries and territories. Known for its strong configurability and usability, Taleo runs on a world-class infrastructure and offers 99.9% availability. Taleo’s Talent Grid harnesses the resources of the Taleo community of customers, candidates, and partners to power the talent needs of companies around the world.

Media Contact
David Nadell, Vice President of Marketing
Universal Background Screening, Inc.
Phone: 818-880-5700 x3210

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