and SmartRecruiters Integrate Hiring Solutions to Cut Cycle Time and Improve Quality of Hire

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. and SAN FRANCISCO, C.A. – Aug 1, 2013 –, Inc., the leading provider of cloud-based Predictive Talent SelectionTM solutions, and SmartRecruiters, the hiring platform, today announced an integrated assessment-based hiring solution with ChequedReferenceTM. Through this unique alliance, customers will utilize automated reference checking to improve candidate quality and further streamline their talent acquisition processes to generate the greatest Return on Hire(TM). President and Chief Executive Officer Greg Moran said, “Progressive organizations are leveraging the power of the Internet to automate and reengineer the reference checking process. Unlike traditional methods, which include contacting references for information by phone or email, an automated structure generates enormous time savings because the need for manual scheduling is eliminated and the platform also gives a candidate’s busy references a confidential, compliant and structured means to communicate pertinent data about candidate fit quickly.”

He continues, “Further, to provide insightful, job-relevant data, our solution provides a structured reference assessment – which is essentially a tool that asks a candidate’s references to rate the knowledge of the applicant’s competencies and behaviors associated with those competencies. We are excited to offer ChequedReferenceTM to SmartRecruiters’ customers. Through this new integration, key insights about a candidate’s potential can be viewed and transferred in real-time. This gives users a seamless experience and the data necessary to make timely and more effective decisions about their candidate pools and resources.”

“The reference check is an absolutely essential step in the hiring process,” said SmartRecruiters Chief Executive Officer Jerome Ternynck. “’s solutions provide verified objectivity to screen out unqualified candidates and screen in high performers.”

He continues, “This integration of reference assessment content excellence within the SmartRecruiters hiring platform is a win-win for customers. By embedding automated reference checking tools into the hiring flow, organizations have one of the greatest opportunities to improve candidate fit, which minimizes turnover and maximizes productivity. We look forward to making reference checks easy for all hiring businesses.”

The integration brings ChequedReference(TM) Predictive Talent Selection(TM) assessment-based solution to SmartRecruiters’ all-encompassing hiring platform, which provides more than 45,000 social enterprises the ability to source, engage and hire top talent. Some of the key features of ChequedReference(TM) include:
– Easy to use reference provider process that collects past performance feedback about a candidate in under 5 minutes
– Sophisticated, yet intuitive scoring mechanism that reveals insight on job-relevant competencies
– Qualitative and quantitative feedback that provides detail about why a reference would hire or rehire a candidate
– Executive summary that provides easy to interpret narrative on candidate fit and behaviors
– Detailed reference provider information for follow up or sourcing opportunities

For more information about’s suite of solutions visit: and For more information about SmartRecruiters’ new Assessment Center visit: contact:
Chequed Media and Analyst Relations
Phone: 1-888-412-0699 x1020

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About delivers a comprehensive suite of cloud-based talent selection solutions engineered to predict a new hire’s future performance. Based in Saratoga Springs, NY,’s Predictive Talent Selection(TM) Suite, which is delivered globally, includes: ChequedFit(TM), a pre-employment testing and assessment technology, and ChequedReference(TM), a predictive, online automated reference checking technology. In partnership with the University at Albany, works with organizations to implement best practices in talent selection, which are scientifically proven to reduce cost per hire, increase quality of hire and improve organizational productivity. For more information, visit, subscribe to’s Predictive Talent Selection blog ( or follow Chequed on Twitter (@CEOofChequed and Google+).

About SmartRecruiters
SmartRecruiters is the hiring platform. Leveraging the latest cloud technologies along with intuitive design, the SmartRecruiters platform gives social enterprises everything they need to source, engage and hire top talent. The mission of SmartRecruiters is to eradicate unemployment by removing friction in the labor market. Its 45,000+ customers have created 235,000+ jobs. Founded in 2010, SmartRecruiters is backed by Mayfield and based in San Francisco, CA. Hiring Made Easy.