Checkster Capitalizes on Social Networks to Drive Recruiting Accuracy

Mill Valley, Calif. / March 3, 2011 — With so many candidates available, organizations are seeking the best ways to assess the high volume of job applicants. By leveraging the connectivity of social networking, Reference Check 2.0 has emerged as a new standard to effectively assess candidates.

“Social networks have transformed the mainstream communications,” says Yves Lermusi, CEO of Checkster, the leading provider of talent assessment that leverages collective intelligence. “Business processes are following those transformations and benefiting by leveraging digital connections to enable employers to assess employees.”

“When determining the best fit for a job, social networks are a potent option ,” said John Younger, CEO of Accolo. “As a leading recruitment process outsourcer, with hundreds of customers and supporting thousands of jobs, we were fortunate to partner early with Checkster, whose Reference Check 2.0 provides us the flexibility and power to be extremely efficient while getting in-depth, tailored candidate assessments.”

Younger adds that the flexibility of the Checkster platform allows Accolo to easily perform a tailored assessment for each candidate with Reference Check 2.0 and online peer rating to provide their customers with vetted candidates.

To also complement its comprehensive sourcing approach, Accolo is utilizing Checkster’s contact database to leverage the references as passive candidates. This opt-in approach provides over five quality, passive candidates per applicant going through the process. While this method has been manually used for years by search firms, Checkster has supercharged it by providing twice as many quality passive candidates.

“We are proud that Accolo, a leading RPO provider who understands the recruiting process and enabling technologies extremely well has implemented Checkster for better performance,” says Yves Lermusi, CEO and founder of Checkster. “During this period of economic recovery, our goal is to provide leading organizations with state of the art technology to grow their organization with the best employees.”

About Accolo Inc.
Accolo is the leading Cloud Recruiting® solution, including a patented SaaS Cloud Recruiting Platform with embedded Social Network distribution, a collective intelligence Hiring Knowledgebase enabling a data driven “recruit to hire” process coupled with on-demand recruiting capacity via a network of Accolo Certified Hiring Consultants with the most relevant industry, functional and geographic experience as measured by hiring manager scoring and hiring performance metrics.

Companies use Accolo’s Cloud Recruiting® solutions to materially increase the productivity of their internal recruiting process, while being able to scale recruiting capacity on-demand or they leverage Accolo as their turn-key internal recruiting department. Accolo is acknowledged as the leading On-demand Recruitment Process Outsourcer (RPO), being voted as the #1 On-demand RPO for two consecutive years; and is a founding member of the Recruitment Process Outsourcing Association. For more information visit

About Checkster
Checkster is the leading Talent Assessment vendor leveraging Collective Intelligence. It provides organizations 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 which assesses talent pre-hire by upgrading the traditional telephone reference check, to the 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 ultimate impact. To contact Checkster, visit

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