EBI and SmartRecruiters Integration Sets a New Standard for Information Security and Technology

Owings Mills, Maryland – Employment Background Investigations, Inc. (EBI) announced today their integration with SmartRecruiters, the Hiring Success Company. This marks a shift in how integrations will be measured in the future, as it elevates information security to the highest standards.

Protecting sensitive information is paramount for all companies in today’s business environment. This is the first integration partnership of its kind where both parties are ISO 27001-certified for information security to this level. ISO 27001 is widely regarded as the most comprehensive information security certification available; it is also the most difficult to maintain.

“ISO 27001 certification for information security is a very challenging certification to achieve,” says Robert Capwell, EBI’s Chief Knowledge Officer. “It’s so challenging, in fact, that EBI is one of only a couple NAPBS-accredited screening companies in the world to achieve it. You not only need the proper security technology, but you also need the proper process, procedures and protocols. Internally, your entire organization must be champions of the initiative – it needs to be part of an organization’s DNA. The partnership with SmartRecruiters provides our mutual clients ISO 27001-certified partners on both sides of the process and speaks volumes to the commitment both organizations have in protecting our clients’ data. It’s the ideal partnership of ‘like-minds,’ providing peace of mind to our mutual clients.”

This partnership will make EBI’s award-winning background screening, drug testing platform and electronic Form i9 platform available to SmartRecruiters users. One of EBI’s latest innovative features included in this integration is Delta Tracker. This technology will compare the information provided by the candidate through the SmartRecruiters platform to the information the candidate provided to EBI as part of their background check. It will then identify and report on discrepancies. There is also a candidate portal authentication process which protects and ensures the integrity of candidate data.

Don Darrah, EBI’s VP of Alliances and Partnerships, explained the special features that set this integration apart. “We were charged by our CEO Richard Kurland to create a superior experience for SmartRecruiters’ customers. Every one of the dozens of features and enhancements built into this integration are designed to work together synergistically to increase productivity, reduce complexity and help companies stay ahead of the competition. For instance, with our real-time ETAs on all background screening services., users know exactly where in the process their screening requests are, which enables proactive communications with hiring managers. We also created a one-step ordering process with optional workflows so users can choose a screening package either at the time of requisition or at the time of hire. This saves time and money by eliminating the need for package change updates within the SmartRecruiters platform.”

“With data protection and privacy being a top priority for both organizations, we knew this was going to be a special integration that would elevate the data security of our clients,” said Richard Kurland, EBI’s CEO. “Both of our companies share many core values, including a dedication to customer and candidate care, creating impactful solutions that make a difference, and protecting PII like it’s our own. Most companies utter these words, but these are part of EBI’s core values and simply in our DNA. This integration is going to make a lot of people really happy and put a lot of minds at ease.”

“EBI brings to the table cutting-edge technology, data security, unmatched customer care, and one of the best candidate experiences in the industry,” said SmartRecruiters CEO Jerome Ternynck. “This partnership adds capability to help drive collaboration and increased business impact, reducing the time to get new hires on board and contributing to the customer’s bottom line. We’re very excited to begin providing EBI’s employment screening and customer care tools to our users in a fully integrated way,” said Ternynck.

SmartRecruiters is a leader in the talent management space, helping clients ease the pain of the hiring process. Leveraging EBI’s broad suite of services ensures that new hires are fully vetted and done so in compliance with government requirements.

About EBI

Founded in 1994, EBI is an Inc. 5000 fastest growing company and one of the largest background screening firms in the country. It is the only company that has been named to HRO Today Magazine’s Pre-Employment Screening Baker’s Dozen List of top background screeners nine times and Workforce Magazine’s Hot List 11 times. EBI specializes in the development, implementation and management of comprehensive and customized employment screening programs for more than 5,000 clients in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. EBI is a founding member of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners and holds ISO 27001:2013 certification for Information Security and a 9001:2015 certification for Quality Management. For more information, follow us at @ebiinc and on LinkedIn or visit www.ebiinc.com.

About SmartRecruiters

SmartRecruiters’ Talent Acquisition Suite is used by high-performance organizations for making the best hires. It has full functionality for recruitment marketing and collaborative hiring built on a modern cloud platform with an open marketplace for third-party recruitment services. Unlike the first-generation applicant tracking systems it replaces, SmartRecruiters provides an amazing candidate experience, hiring managers actually want to use the product, and recruiters love us because we make their jobs easier. Companies like Visa, Skechers, Atlassian, Equinox, and Alcoa use SmartRecruiters to make recruiting a competitive advantage. For more information, follow us at @SmartRecruiters, on LinkedIn or on www.smartrecruiters.com.