PositionManager Integrates Award-Winning Reference Checking Solution

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Fast and accurate reference checks increase productivity, compliance, and quality.

We require references for all of our new hires, but we found it was delaying the employment process

HealthcareSource, the leading developer of recruiting, hiring and HR solutions for the healthcare industry, and SkillSurvey, Inc., the innovator of web-based reference checking solutions, today announced a partnership. Customers of HealthcareSource’s PositionManager applicant tracking system can now utilize the SkillSurvey solution in an integrated fashion.

The SkillSurvey PreHire360 solution™, named a Top 10 HR Product of 2007 by Human Resource Executive® magazine, enables hospitals and healthcare systems to complete fast and accurate reference checks without the time-intensive phone calls. The appeal of this consistent and documented process has created significant increase in the adoption of the product by healthcare organizations.

Most hospitals and healthcare systems require reference checks on all job candidates prior to hire. Validating dates of prior employment is relatively straight-forward. But acquiring information about job candidates’ actual job performance and behavior is much more challenging, yet essential for successful hires.

Given the high volume of hiring, the time-intensive task of telephoning references, and the reluctance of employers to provide information, the reference check process becomes an operational bottleneck to filling jobs. Yet foregoing reference checks may mean hiring unqualified employees, or a downgrade in The Joint Commission’s JCAHO ratings.

Via SkillSurvey, hospitals and healthcare systems are able to:

  •     Complete reference checks in 48 hours
  •     Focus more time on recruiting
  •     Identify increasing numbers of passive job candidates
  •     Ensure only qualified candidates are hired
  •     Attain a 100% consistent and documented process

“We require references for all of our new hires, but we found it was delaying the employment process,” said Peggy Bradley, employment manager at Poudre Valley Health Systems. “Via SkillSurvey, we have a process that consistently completes thorough reference checks while enabling us to focus on finding candidates to fill more jobs.”

“At Position Manager, we are dedicated to fully understanding our clients’ needs. Making new best practices available, like SkillSurvey, demonstrates our dedication to continuous improvement and to helping our clients achieve their goals,” says Steve Mahoney, director of client services for HealthcareSource.

“Healthcare professionals know they need to complete a quality reference check, yet they face significant resource constraints to get them done. The SkillSurvey solution will enable these organizations to get accurate information, quickly, on all finalist candidates, with just a few clicks of their mouse,” says Jim Ray, SkillSurvey’s vice president of business development. “And, they will identify new potential job candidates along the way.”

About SkillSurvey
SkillSurvey is the pioneer and leading provider of on-demand reference checking solutions that increase quality of hire and improve recruiting efficiency. Using SkillSurvey Pre-Hire 360™, organizations improve the quality and quantity of information they collect regarding a candidate’s past work performance, enabling them to qualify the pool of applicants in a shorter amount of time. This breakthrough, patent-pending approach to reference assessments was recognized by Human Resource Executive® as a Top HR Product of 2007. Information is available at http://www.skillsurvey.com.

About HealthcareSource
Since 1989, HealthcareSource-HR has been the leading developer of recruiting, hiring and HR solutions for the healthcare industry. Our products include Position Manager, the world leader in Applicant Tracking for hospitals, Performance Manager, a system that automates the performance review process, and http://www.HealthCareSource.com, the Internet's largest healthcare job board.

Media Contacts:
Erika von Hoyer                
VP, Marketing                
SkillSurvey, Inc.                
610-727-4161    
evonhoyer(at)skillsurvey.com

Steve Mahoney
Director of Client Services
HealthcareSource HR, Inc.
800-869-5200        

This press release was distributed through eMediawire by Human Resources Marketer (HR Marketer: http://www.HRmarketer.com) on behalf of the company listed above.

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