Ropella to Leverage Checkster for SMART Recruiting in Chemical and Allied Industries

Mill Valley, Calif. / February 1, 2011 — Checkster, the leading Software-as-a-Service provider of Reference Check 2.0, will be used to validate all applicants of Ropella’s search practice. Ropella, the leading executive search and consulting firm that specializes in the chemical and allied industries, announced its implementation of Checkster’s reference checking technology.

Since 1987, Ropella has developed a solid track record of proven successes and prides itself on finding the most cohesive match between employers and employees. Its unique proprietary process for finding the ideal match, which has been perfected and proven for more than 20 years and is now the subject of a book, will be complemented by Checkster’s innovative reference check product.

“Instead of spending days to try to connect with two or three references over a period of a week, we can now gain access to over six colleagues in a matter of days,” says Robbie Ropella, president of Ropella’s executive division. “Moreover, our candidates benefit from the interaction by gaining a 360 report that not only helps them showcase their strengths, but also understand themselves better,” she continued. “We are now able to give a more complete view of the candidate to our customers in a visual fashion. I love the report; it allows you to easily show who will fit into a position well or not. It’s revolutionized our process.”

“We are very proud that Ropella, an organization with a true best practice methodology — as described in their book `The Right Hire’ — decided to implement Checkster for increased results,” says Yves Lermusi, CEO and founder of Checkster. “It is with great pleasure that we welcome Ropella to Checkster’s roster of clients.”

“Checkster is more cost effective and very time efficient — we get a better snapshot of our candidates,” said Ropella.
Watch the video of Robbie Ropella describing the benefits of Checkster. Checkster video

About Ropella
The Ropella Group is one of the foremost Executive Search and Consulting firms specializing in the chemical, consumer products, energy, technology, and health care industries. For 25 years, The Ropella Group has repeatedly served many of the “Who’s Who” within these market segments. Using Ropella’s proprietary SMART Search System, combined with unsurpassed relationship building, gives them an exceptional success rate. Patrick Ropella’s latest book, “The Right Hire,” gives step-by-step insight into the SMART processes that The Ropella Group uses everyday to help companies grow and prosper by developing their most important competitive advantage – smart capable people.

About Checkster
Checkster is the leading Software as a Service provider to recognize and grow talent with the help of colleagues’ feedback. Checkster’s products range from reference Checkup to 360 feedback tools. The Reference Check 2.0, which assesses talent pre-hire by upgrading the traditional telephone reference check, to the 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 ultimate impact. To contact Checkster visit

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