SkillSurvey Signs Multi-Suite Deal With Sempra Energy

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SkillSurvey to help Sempra Energy improve quality of hire and build a robust talent network of passive candidates

Our behaviorally-validated approach to reference checking leads to exceptional quality of hire while also reducing days to fill.

SkillSurvey, Inc. today announced a multi-suite deal with Sempra Energy who licensed both the SkillSurvey Pre-Hire 360® and its Passive Candidate Compiler™ for enterprise recruitment and sourcing solutions.

The energy corporation intends to use SkillSurvey to improve quality of hire, increase operational efficiency, and grow their talent network of passive candidates.

Located in San Diego CA., Sempra Energy is a Fortune 500 energy services company with revenues of more than $11 billion. Their California utilities, San Diego Gas & Electric Co. and Southern California Gas Co., serve more than 20 million consumers. They employ over 13,000 individuals and are one of the largest and most respected employers in the San Diego area.

"Sempra is very pleased with the SkillSurvey solution. The web-based reference checks are timely, accurate, and very helpful in making informed hiring decisions. It's great having one of the '2007 Top HR Product s of the Year' in our recruiting repertoire," said Bob Duffield, HR Business Partner, Sempra Energy.

Once implemented, SkillSurvey's online Pre-Hire 360® reference checking solution will enable Sempra recruiters to reduce the days to fill open positions while at the same time improve the quality of candidates who are presented to their hiring managers. Other benefits will include improved legal defensibility and compliance, due to a standardized, consistent and fair process that stores all feedback gathered from references.

The SkillSurvey Passive Candidate Compiler™ will expand Sempra's active pool of passive candidates, furthering their ability to find candidates more rapidly for positions that are hard to fill. By having a readily available pool of candidates within their specific industry and geographic location, Sempra is poised to react to any business challenge facing them.

"Our clients are facing the significant challenge of doing more with less while at the same time improving the quality of talent they bring into their organizations. An argument can be made that it's never been more critical to find top talent than in a down economy, the precise time when you need innovative leadership," said Ray Bixler, CEO, SkillSurvey. "Our behaviorally-validated approach to reference checking leads to exceptional quality of hire while also reducing days to fill."

SkillSurvey serves hundreds of clients representing more than half a million candidates or reference providers in over 100 countries. In the last year alone, over 300,000 professionals experienced SkillSurvey Pre-Hire 360®. In addition, the SkillSurvey Passive Candidate Compiler™ has over 500,000 active names within the community for clients to use for proactive sourcing of candidates.

About SkillSurvey:
SkillSurvey is the leading provider of online reference assessment solutions that increase quality of hire and improve recruiting efficiency. Using SkillSurvey, organizations improve the quantity and quality of information they collect regarding a candidate's past work performance, providing better information to recruiters and hiring managers as they make decisions on new hires. SkillSurvey also significantly reduces time and money spent on reference checking. This breakthrough, patent-pending approach to reference assessments is based on over 25 years of research in job competency modeling. More information is available at


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