NewsThe latest release of the Bersin Associates 2011 Talent Acquisition Factbook – a premiere HR research and consulting firm – has taken note of San Francisco-based Checkster’s Reference Check 2.0 product as one of three “best practices to improve quality of hire.” Reference Check 2.0 is the leading social rating application, used by many Fortune 500 companies and HR service providers to screen potential hires.

According to Josh Bersin, chief executive officer and president, “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. 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.”

Checkster tools utilize social ratings to replace the traditional reference checking process. The automated software is designed to streamline the recruitment process, saving time and money, avoiding costly hiring mistakes, and most importantly – increasing new hire quality. Checkster’s products are all based on Collective Intelligence, which incorporate aspects like social rating and direct colleague feedback to increase its clients’ business productivity and job harmony.

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