Checksters Reference Check 2.0 Featured as Best Practices to Improve Quality of Hire


Bersin & Associates 2011 Talent Acquisition Factbook Highlights Checkster Social Rating

Mill Valley, Calif. - December 2, 2011 - Checkster, the leading social rating vendor leveraging collective intelligence, has been featured in the Bersin & Associates 2011 Talent Acquisition Factbook. Bersin & Associates, the premier research and consulting firm empowering HR organizations to drive bottom-line impact, has named Checksters Reference Check 2.0 one of the three best practices to improve quality of hire in 2011.

From its extensive research, Bersin & Associates has singled out Checkster, the industry leader in social rating, as the solution to the pervasive problem of making the right talent decision. Our research indicates that to prevent hiring mistakes, many organizations are starting to use technology to standardize the reference checking process in a way that adheres to regulations and also captures a 360-degree view of a candidate, said Josh Bersin, chief executive officer and president, Bersin & Associates. Reference checking technology such as that provided by Checkster can help organizations reduce the time it takes to conduct reference checks and improve the quality of new hires.

The 2011 Factbook cites concrete examples of how Checksters Reference Check 2.0 has substantially improved the recruitment process. To read an except of the report, contact Checkster. The data shows that Checksters automated reference check technology streamlined the recruitment process, saving time and money by avoiding costly hiring mistakes.

We are delighted that Bersin & Associates, a research organization with high expertise in the HR and Talent Management industry, sees Checksters social rating approach as one of the new practices to support the effort of progressive companies to hone better hire quality, said Yves Lermusi, CEO of Checkster.

Checkster tools are easy to implement and help to make accurate talent decisions. Social ratings are often used today to replace the traditional reference checking process, and this research marks the tipping point in the talent management industry regarding new practices that impact what is the most strategic impact of talent management: new hire quality.

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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