Has HR Technology Actually Improved Anything?


Over the last 20 years, HR tech companies have been able to implement technologies to dramatically improve the hiring process. Or so we think.

From resume processing, applicant tracking systems, talent management suites, assessment solutions, AI chatbots, you name it - each new HR tool has appeared to be the panacea to every company’s pain of identifying the best talent, faster, to build out incredibly competitive teams. But we can’t help but to wonder - have any of these technologies actually made the hiring process better?

Sure, with technology advances came process improvements and efficiency boosts. And HR leaders are now able bring more candidates into the funnel, process them faster and get the short list to hiring managers quickly - but again, does any of this make the hiring process truly better? Are we optimizing what we're doing? Are we using any of this new data to give us insights into what we could improve and change on the hiring front? Not just more or faster, but how can we hire better?

Let us suggest the possible missing link here...  It’s decision support. How can technology ultimately help talent leaders and hiring managers make better talent decisions that impact the business?

Cue in Checkster. But wait, you say - isn’t that the reference checking company? Yes, that’s what we're known for, but our technology has evolved to deliver so much more than that. Checkster is at the forefront of helping companies make better decisions about talent. Helping to make HR better. Helping to make managers more effective. Helping organizations produce better results through their talent decisions.

Checkster is not just speeding processes, but leveraging collective intelligence across a candidate’s network to make better, more informed, hiring decisions through the reference checking process. We're a team that’s focused on delivering an optimized, more consistent process AND providing powerful data to business leaders that can be used to make better, smarter, and more impactful talent decisions.