ERC promises No more reference phone tag and proves it with a FREE three-month trial

Norwalk, CT. — (Oct. 9, 2011) — While the confirmation of past employment, performance and salary levels is an essential step in hiring, the typical process of phoning several of a candidate’s prior colleagues and managers is a burden for HR administrators. When this is multiplied across several open positions, a hiring manager may find herself working the phones for many hours a day.

No more, thanks to the Selectech® 360 Reference Check system, newly released by ERC Dataplus. This new software module allows HR administrators to select a role-specific or general script of questions; these are used to create a unique and secure profile for each job finalist.

Once the survey script is chosen from among several dozen options, HR sends a survey link within a simple email message to the job finalist, along with instructions for the finalist to share the survey with his or her references. The finalist sends an e-mail (with the Web link) to the former colleagues he or she selects: supervisors, peers, direct reports, customers/clients; the finalist can also complete a reference evaluation. HR determines how many references the finalist must contact; the system can handle multiples of ten individuals.

The Selectech 360 system provides for both standardized and open-ended responses. And because it is automated, there is greater consistency across candidates under consideration, and less chance of claims of “negligent hiring.” References are requested within three business days (hiring managers may extend response times), and “gentle reminders” are generated automatically each day until the survey is complete. Reports allow the HR team to see the progress made toward collecting complete profiles for each candidate.

“We are confident the Selectech 360 Reference Check will impact the efficiency of our clients,” says ERC Dataplus President Peter Clarke. “That is why we are offering new users the first three months for free.” Clarke says this offer extends to both current ERC clients and new subscribers.

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About ERC Dataplus:
ERC Dataplus has focused on the technology needs of human resources professionals since 1993. Across its integrated software solutions, ERC enables HR clients to streamline hiring and on-boarding, as well as improve employee retention. The result is greater efficiency and lower costs stemming from talent recruiting, assessment, and government compliance. For more information, visit our Website.

For more information, contact:
Kathleen M. Joyce
Email kjoyce (a)
Phone 203-750-5835

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