OutMatch Buys Checkster for Candidate Evaluation, Post-Hire Analysis


Recruiting platform OutMatch has acquired Checkster, which provides pre-hire and post-hire evaluations to employers around the world. OutMatch said it will integrate Checkster’s reference-checking and post-hire analysis functionality into its Talent Decision Platform.

OutMatch CEO Greg Moran said that adding Checkster’s capabilities will allow the company to address “a critical inefficiency in the hiring process by automating the time-intensive process of collecting candidate references.” At the same time, the merger will provide customers with more data to use as they identify talent. 

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Checkster brings more than talent acquisition functionality to the party, however. Once a hire is made, its tools allow users to track an employee’s job performance, thus bridging the gap between talent selection and job performance, as OutMatch puts is. That will allow employers to more accurately look at quality of hire, the company said.

Checkster founder and CEO Yves Lermusi will become OutMatch’s chief futurist, focused on continued development of the Talent Decision Platform.

Just three weeks ago, OutMatch acquired FurstPerson, a company focused on pre-hire simulations. FurstPerson’s tools complement OutMatch’s video interviewing capabilities, as well as its broader assessments measuring communication skills, motivation and other traits.

At the same time, OutMatch announced a talent-decision management platform that ties candidate screening, assessments, video interviewing and AI into an integrated experience.

Checkster in July launched New Hire Insights, which helps employers determine how well new employees will fit into their organization. The product’s designed to uncover predictors of turnover and give employers access to information that can help increase retention. 

OutMatch claims to have more than 1,000 customers around the world, and to process “millions” of candidates each year. Checkster says it has around 500 customers globally.

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