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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Human Resource Systems Group (HRSG), Ascendify, and Employment Screening Resources (ESR) will present a webinar entitled “Using Data Superpowers to Intelligently Attract and Select Your Talent” to show how technology and advanced solutions can help organizations be smarter with talent acquisition, selection, and screening programs. The webinar takes place Tuesday, December 5, 2017, from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM PST. To register, click here.

The webinar will feature three speakers: Lorraine McKay, Co-founder and CMO of HRSG; Matt Hendrickson, Founder and CEO of Ascendify; and Dawn Standerwick, Vice President of Strategic Growth at ESR. Attendees will hear from experts in competencies, intelligent people management, and background screening on their experiences deploying data-powered solutions to help talent attraction and selection.

Lorraine McKay is an inspiring business leader with a 25 year track record in developing and implementing innovative competency-based solutions. As a cofounder and CMO of HRSG, she has been instrumental in building HRSG’s competency management methodology, training programs, libraries, and tools. She believes in the power of competencies as decision making tools for businesses.

Matt Hendrickson founded Ascendify to help visionary talent leaders at global companies simplify their complex recruiting systems. Matt has 25 years of enterprise product leadership within the human capital and started his career as founder of ResumeMaker Workforce Solutions, a market-leading cloud platform that earned several patents and numerous HR awards for reimagining the candidate’s experience.

Dawn Standerwick is a seasoned industry professional with over 26 years of experience in all facets of workforce screening and has extensive knowledge in background screening, drug testing, occupational health testing, and related HR technologies.  She is the immediate past chair for the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) and is serving her 8th year on the Board of Directors.

For 28 years, HRSG has helped organizations define talent needs, address skill deficiencies, and improve individual and organizational performance through a competency-based approach to managing talent. Our solutions include competency tools, training, and consulting services that streamline the process, and help HR teams see measurable results sooner. For more information, visit

Ascendify is an end-to-end talent platform that is designed for modern hiring teams that love to collaborate and built for enterprise companies that need a secure, scalable platform. Ascendify’s Talent Cloud Platform is a completely mobile, social, talent acquisition platform – combining all the latest recruiting solutions into one platform. For more information, visit

Founded in 1997, ESR is a leading global screening firm providing on-demand access to compliant and accurate background screening services that empower our clients to quickly make informed hiring decisions. ESR believes companies deserve a screening partner that consistently delivers fast, accurate, affordable, and compliant information. For more information, visit

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