Criterion Integrates Walton’s proven solutions to Meet Client Requests for Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC)

Addition Provides Seamless Access, Ability to Work with Leading Hiring-Based Incentives Program with a Sole Focus on Tax Credits and Incentives (TCI)

Norwalk, CT – Criterion today announced that their enterprise solution for mid-market Human Capital Management system has integrated Walton Management Services, a leading provider of tax credit and incentives consulting services, for those clients who would benefit. The relationship provides seamless access to Walton’s award-winning Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) screening technology platform—for a small fee to Walton—from within the Criterion HCM system.

“This is something that our clients have asked for, there is no other motivation than to fill that need,” said Criterion Chief Sales Officer Steven Kuhn. “But we did not just pick any WOTC platform, we were already aware of Walton’s superior work in the field and forged a relationship that will bear fruit for our clients for many years to come.”

“With the recent five-year extension of WOTC, it is a great time to welcome Criterion to Walton’s partner ecosystem.  Their abilities and concentration on the mid-market will help many companies maximize WOTC and other credits with ease, adding additional value to their book of business,” said Walton’s Director of Marketing and Partnership Support, David Garcia. “We are proud to have Criterion as one of our Human Capital Management partners.”

Walton’s Point-of-Hire Tax Credit Assessment is directly accessible within Criterion, so there are no new interfaces to learn. Once the integration is activated, Walton will translate hiring practices into significant tax savings. Employers that hire and retain individuals from WOTC target groups can reduce their federal income tax liability by as much as $9,600 per certified new hire.

About Criterion

Criterion delivers the best human capital management (HCM) software user experience, functionality and value in the mid-market. Our full range of HCM solutions and state-of-the-art platform help organizations better manage the entire employment lifecycle and make data-driven workforce decisions at every stage. Criterion has served the HCM needs of mid-sized companies for more than 30 years. To learn more, visit

About Walton Management Services
Walton delivers proven solutions that identify, administer and maximize point-of-hire credits for companies across all sectors.  Walton leverages the industry’s most advanced technology platform powered by nearly 40 years of industry experience and best practices known to streamline the user experience while obtaining maximum results with ease.  To learn more, visit