Software a fit for staffing company
Chequed.com, a Saratoga Springs software developer whose products are used by employers in hiring their workers, is now selling its software to what would appear to be the competition — staffing companies.
But as it turns out, the new relationship between Chequed.com and the Albany office of Linium Staffing is a good match.
Linium Staffing, which specializes in placing scientists and engineers in labs and also does more traditional staffing, is using Chequed.com’s online reference-checking software system.
Linium has always checked references of potential job candidates, but it has been using Chequed.com’s software to enhance that effort because Chequed.com uses behavioral psychology data-collection techniques to learn more about potential candidates.
“Traditional reference-checking is getting old and stale, and its pretty predictable” said Miriam Dushane, branch manager of Linium’s Albany office. “We’re taking a different approach to reference checks.”
The deal with Linium is a coup for Chequed.com, a start-up that has been attracting millions of dollars in venture capital investment based in part on its proprietary research from industrial psychology department at the University At Albany. Chequed.com’s clients include Subway Restaurants, Walt Disney Co., Hallmark and Aspen Dental.
Chequed.com CEO Greg Moran says Linium is the first staffing company to use the software. Linium is likely to expand its use to other software products that Chequed.com sells. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
“What Linium is getting with this is really unique in the recruitment space,” Moran said. “They are very much in the forefront.”