Randstad Innovation Fund invests in talent quality platform Checkster

July 9, 2015


Randstad Innovation Fund (RIF) is investing in Checkster and further strengthens its portfolio of technology companies around talent management. Checkster’s primary solution is a web-based reference tool that leverages new science of collective intelligence to improve talent decisions and quality of hire.

Checkster’s suite of Automated Reference, Interview and 360 Checkups provides valuable insights and efficient processes. Its use of data and consistent methodology foster companies to make better hiring decisions.

“Strategic business leaders understand the impact of making the best talent decisions and improving quality of hire,” said Yves Lermusi, CEO of Checkster. “We are thrilled to have the financial support of Randstad Innovation Fund to continue to build upon our success and meet increasing market demand during our next phase of growth.”

“We are pleased to add Checkster to our ecosystem of innovative HR technologies. Checkster’s suite aligns with Randstad’s goal to offer comprehensive talent management and to make use of collective intelligence to improve the quality of hires,” says Paul Jacquin, Managing Partner at Randstad Innovation Fund.

As a strategic corporate venture fund, RIF is building a portfolio of early stage HR technology investments. RIF invests in companies, which are at the forefront of technology or transforming our industry, hence boosting external innovation within the Randstad Group. Our goal is to combine Randstad’s expertise and reach with entrepreneurial spirit and technological excellence.

About Checkster

Checkster enables organizations to make better talent decisions using the new science of collective intelligence and ubiquity of social networks to deliver fast, accurate social ratings. Checkster gives organizations increased insights in new hire decisions and employee promotions. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Checkster’s products are chosen by many Fortune 500 companies and providers of HR services. The company aims to improve employee participation by increasing job fit and reduce hiring risks. http://www.checkster.com

About Randstad

Randstad specializes in solutions in the field of flexible work and human resources services. Our services range from regular temporary staffing and permanent placements to inhouse, professionals, search & selection, and HR Solutions. The Randstad Group is one of the leading HR services providers in the world, with top-three positions in Argentina, Belgium & Luxembourg, Canada, Chile, France, Germany, Greece, India, Mexico, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, the UK, and the United States as well as major positions in Australia and Japan. In 2014, Randstad had approximately 29,000 corporate employees and around 4,400 branches and inhouse locations in 39 countries around the world. Randstad generated revenue of € 17.2 billion in 2014. Randstad was founded in 1960 and is headquartered in Diemen, the Netherlands. Randstad Holding nv is listed on the NYSE Euronext Amsterdam, where options for stocks in Randstad are also traded. For more information see www.randstad.com.


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