Intertek (LSE: ITRK) a leading international provider of testing,
inspection and certification services, today announced its strategic
alliance with Intellicorp Records Inc., a subsidiary of Verisk Analytics
(Nasdaq:VRSK) and a leader in pre-employment screenings. With the
agreement, Intertek's Life Safety and Security clients will receive
exclusive benefits via IntelliCorp to help streamline the process to
complete employee background checks.
The agreement comes at a time when the industry is focusing its
attention towards employees of alarm companies. Just recently, Arizona
Governor Jan Brewer signed House Bill 2748 (HB-2748) that requires
certification for employees who operate or work for an alarm business
within the state of Arizona. Part of this certification requires an
application and a background check that must be presented to the Board
of Technical Registration before employment.
"We have been tracking industry issues, movements, and pending
legislature related to the Alarm Installation Industry for the past
several years, and I am pleased to announce that this service will
position Intertek as the innovative service leader in this space yet
again," said Tom Connaughton, Global Director of Intertek's Life Safety
and Security Services. "With the recent passing of HB-2748 in Arizona,
we expect there will be other states to follow suit, and we want to
begin offering this value-added service to our clients now."
"IntelliCorp is proud of our joint endeavour with Intertek to provide
the background screening services the Alarm Installation Industry
requires," says IntelliCorp President Todd Carpenter. "We look forward
to supporting the clients of Intertek with accurate and reliable
information in order for them to make smart hiring decisions."
Intertek is the first nationally recognized testing laboratory to align
with an employee background check company to offer this service and will
be showcasing the new agreement at the 2012 ESX Trade Show in Nashville,
TN at booth #1011.
Intertek is a leading provider of quality and safety solutions serving a
wide range of industries around the world. From auditing and inspection,
to testing, quality assurance and certification, Intertek people are
dedicated to adding value to customers' products and processes,
supporting their success in the global marketplace. Intertek has the
expertise, resources and global reach to support its customers through
its network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and 30,000
people in over 100 countries around the world. Intertek Group plc (LSE:
ITRK) is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the
FTSE 100 index.
Intellicorp Records, Inc., a subsidiary of Verisk Analytics
(Nasdaq:VRSK), is a national provider of pre-employment screening
services. IntelliCorp offers solutions to organizations of all sizes to
manage and reduce their risk when it comes to hiring and volunteer
recruiting decisions. IntelliCorp's solutions and innovative technology
provide customers a streamlined process, cost savings, and paramount
privacy and security when it comes to protecting sensitive information.
IntelliCorp's stringent quality assurance and control processes ensure
the information provided is of the highest caliber. IntelliCorp
specializes in delivering the background screening services
organizations require to make the best decisions for their business.
Michael Kremer, 847-871-1027