Nelson Leverages Checkster to Ensure High-Quality Candidates

California Staffing Firm to Leapfrog the Industry with Checkster

Mill Valley, California, November 9, 2011 — Nelson, the largest independent staffing firm in Northern California announced today that it has implemented Checkster across all its divisions to improve business efficiencies and ensure quality of service for Nelson’s clients and candidates. With Checkster Reference Checkup, Nelson can more readily deliver candidates who have been fully vetted by professional consultants and by over five managers or colleagues.

“Today’s business leaders expect their staffing company to provide not only qualified candidates, but also candidates who deliver results and fit into their company’s culture,” says Tony Bartenetti, SVP of Nelson Staffing. “Thanks to Checkster, we can efficiently perform peer-rating validation, one of the most accurate methods of ensuring a successful candidate match.”

For over 40 years, Nelson has delivered high-quality and cost-effective services with a spirit of innovation that allows them to spot and act upon trends quickly for their clients’ benefit. Frequently awarded “Top 10 Best Staffing Firms to Work For,” the company attracts and keeps the most qualified talent. The use of Checkster is one more example of their innovative approach in providing the best service to their customers.

“We are pleased to see that an organization with such a track record and deep understanding of talent placement has adopted Checkster as an added asset,” states Yves Lermusi, CEO of Checkster. “We look forward to supporting Nelson in providing unique and quality services to its customers.”

Checkster Reference Checkup tool provides a singular way for organizations to better assess the talent of prospective employees by providing an easy-to-use tool that enables hiring managers to transform a time-consuming process into a more accurate and timely outcome. The resulting in-depth reports—based on the science of collective intelligence—can be used to better assess candidates to make more accurate hiring decisions that increase organizational performance.

About the Nelson Family of Companies
 A leader in staffing for over 40 years, the Nelson Family of Companies has helped shape an industry that now views contingent labor as an asset which companies can strategically utilize. In fact, for his success in this regard, founder Gary D. Nelson was recently recognized as an influential staffing leader in SIReview’s Who’s Who: The Staffing 100. With offices throughout California and into Texas, Nelson is a frequent recipient of awards such as Best Job Placement service (North Bay Biz) and Best Place to Work (San Francisco Business Times). Embracing the values of excellence, innovation, empathy, and integrity when interacting with clients and employees alike, Nelson holds itself to a high standard. The Nelson Family of Companies is comprised of several unique business units: Nelson Staffing, Nelson & Associates, Nelson Technology,, and HRhome. To learn more about the business units and the company as a whole, visit

About Checkster
 Checkster is the leading Talent Assessment vendor leveraging Collective Intelligence. It provides organizations with cloud computing solutions to recognize and grow talent, with the help of colleagues’ feedback. Checkster’s products leverage Social Rating and range from Reference Checkup to 360 feedback tools: The Reference Check 2.0 process, which assesses talent pre-hire by upgrading the traditional telephone reference check, to the new process of 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 the ultimate impact. To contact Checkster, visit or email