YRC Worldwide Upgrades Employee Screening

Transportation company integrates Taleo solution for background checks into the employee lifecycle

Transportation company integrates Taleo solution for background checks into the employee lifecycle

Overland Park, KS — May 16, 2006 — Transportation service provider YRC Worldwide has implemented an employee screening offering from Taleo to use for pre-employment searches of public and private information as well as ongoing scans for new criminal infractions that raise red flags.

YRC, formerly known as Yellow Roadway Corporation, is one of the largest transportation service providers in the world. With 70,000 global employees, cost-effective, accurate and timely background checks are an integral component to its corporate security strategy.

"We plan to conduct nearly 20,000 background checks this year alone," said Mike Hofer, human resources project manager with YRC. "With this level of volume, we need a solution with scope and speed from a provider who passes the cost-savings generated by efficiencies to customers."

Taleo said its Verify solution is integrated with its Enterprise offering, enabling YRC to hardwire background checks into the employee lifecycle. Taleo taps Verified Person's database and court runner network to deliver turnaround times that it says are 40 percent faster than the industry average.

The solution is helping to drive down costs and increase accuracy, specifically reducing frustrating false positives and negatives that breed negligence lawsuits, according to Taleo.

"Interesting times call for innovative solutions," said Tal Moise, CEO of Verified Person. "With Taleo Verify, YRC executives can rest assured they are using the latest employee screening tools available in the marketplace today to mitigate risk."

Additional Articles of Interest

— For a look at how telecommunications equipment company Avaya is using a managed service program to get a handle on its temp labor spend, read the article "A "NEW" Approach to Managing Temp Labor" in the December 2004 issue of Supply & Demand Chain Executive.

— For more information on professional services procurement solutions, see the article "It's All About People," the Net Best Thing column in the January 2002 issue of iSource Business (now Supply & Demand Chain Executive) magazine.