Checkster to Present at’s Quality of Hire Conference


Reference Check 2.0: The New Pathway to Quality of Hire

Mill Valley, Calif. - April 19, 2011 - Quality of hire has become the newest accepted strategic metric for talent acquisition organizations. However, the issue with quality of hire though has been how to impact it and how to measure it. . Checkster will present solutions to these common issues at’s “Quality of Hire” conference April 19 and 20. Close to 600 people have already registered to attend the event.

As recruiting departments face the increasingly difficult task to sort through the many job applicants looking for work, Checkster is looking at innovative and efficient ways to help them screen for the best candidates. Checkster CEO Yves Lermusi, accompanied with William Uranga Senior Director of Talent Acquisition at TiVo, will present how the old staged and unreliable reference checking process is being replaced by a social assessment leveraging principle of collective intelligence, which can reach new levels of accuracy in determining quality of hire.

“We look forward to showing attendees how they can increase the certainty of hiring the right people by leveraging the increasingly connected social fabric of our professional world,” says Yves Lermusi, CEO of Checkster, the leading provider of talent assessment that leverages collective intelligence. “But we go further than just increasing the quality of new hires. We’ll also show how HR professionals can monitor it and become true talent advisers for their organizations.”

The overall event will cover topics from potential legal issues of Web 2.0, assessments techniques, Reference Check 2.0 and background checking. Presented as 16 one-hour segments, the overall event will open with Kevin Wheeler and Yves Lermusi, both of whom are part of the event’s advisory board.

“We are energized to see that the talent acquisition community is finally embracing the quality of hire issue,” says Kevin Wheeler, President of Global Learning Resources, Inc. “New approaches and tools like Checkster are good ways to ensure quality and efficiency of staffing organizations.”

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About Checkster 
Checkster is the leading Talent Assessment vendor leveraging Collective Intelligence. It provides organizations with cloud computing solutions to recognize and grow talent, with the help of colleagues’ feedback. Checkster’s products range from reference checkup to 360 feedback tools: The Reference Check 2.0 process, which assesses talent pre-hire by upgrading the traditional telephone reference check, to the new process of 360 Checkup, which provides developmental feedback to employees.

Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Checkster’s products are used by many Fortune 500 companies and providers of HR services. The company aims to improve the world’s productivity and harmony by increasing job fit and work achievement, as well as personal career satisfaction and fulfillment. Checkster leverages the latest technologies to offer its customers and candidates a unique, seamless experience for the ultimate impact.

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