Formal Background Checks, Online Advertising and Employee Referral Programs Lead the Pack in Local Recruiting Trends



Stamford, CT. [August 8, 2007] It is with great excitement that human resources consulting firm, OperationsInc (OI) and management consulting firm, Performance-Solutions-Group, Inc. (PSG), announce the results of the first of a series of HR-centric surveys relating to today’s workforce. 73 organizations in the Fairfield / NY Metro Area participated in the survey which focused on Recruiting Practices.

According to the survey, Over 65% of those firms that responded conduct formal background checks via 3rd party service providers. Results also show that Online Advertising and Employee Referral Programs run neck-and-neck as preferred sources for identifying new hires, significantly outpacing agencies and classified advertising.

“The number of companies performing formal background checks is very significant as it demonstrates the high level of concern that today’s employer has about the integrity of information being provided by candidates for employment”, said David Lewis, CEO of OperationsInc.

“Of significance in sourcing employees is the emergence of highly cost effective approaches,” said Wil Brewer, President and founder of Performance-Solutions-Group. “Online advertising was clearly ranked as the most important channel for sourcing management positions. In surprising contrast, retained search firms were ranked the least important. In sourcing non-management positions, there are no real surprises. Employee referrals, followed very closely by internal postings and online advertising, are ranked most important.”

Founded by David Lewis in 2001, OperationsInc ( specializes in HR solutions for small businesses and HR professionals. OperationsInc’s portfolio of offerings includes such services as: Human Resources Outsourcing, Recruitment Management Services, Benefits Administration, Exit Interview Services, Payroll Administration and Management and Staff Training.

Performance-Solutions-Group, Inc. (PSG) ( is a management consulting firm based in Stamford, CT founded by Wil Brewer in 2006, specializing in performance management, pay-for-performance compensation and diagnostic online surveys.

For additional information regarding this survey, please contact David Lewis