SkillSurvey Welcomes Kettering Health Network to its Subscriber Base

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The Leading Provider Extends its Legacy of Innovation to its Hiring Practices

SkillSurvey, Inc., the leading provider of Web 2.0 reference assessment solutions, has welcomed Kettering Health Network to its subscriber base. Kettering Health Network ranks among the Top 10 Health Systems Nationwide, as reported by Thomson Reuters. The Network will rely on SkillSurvey’s Pre-Hire 360® to improve the efficiency of its recruitment process and to ensure the highest quality hiring decisions. SkillSurvey’s Passive Candidate Compiler™ will help Kettering to expand its database of potential job candidates, reducing recruitment time and costs.

The Pre-Hire 360® solution automates the process of gathering input from candidates’ references. Through online surveys containing behaviorally based questions, references provide candid insights into a prospect’s past, on-the-job performance. Then, as references complete the surveys, they are invited to add their own contact information into the Passive Candidate Compiler™, which becomes a source of “warm” leads for future openings.

Kettering Health Network consists of over 60 state-of-the-art facilities, including four of The Thomson 100 Top Hospitals® (Kettering, Grandview, Sycamore, and Southview Medical Centers), Greene Memorial Hospital, a Behavioral Medicine Hospital, and the Kettering College of Medical Arts. The organization employs over 8,000 people and received the Dayton Business Journal’s Best Places to Work award for three consecutive years.

“Here at Kettering Health Network, we promote and embrace innovation in every aspect of how we perform our jobs,” states Joan Swenson, chief human resources officer at Kettering. “So, naturally, we were quick to appreciate how SkillSurvey’s automated solutions would allow us to dispense with unproductive reference checking and move to more fruitful reference assessment that also aligns with the same style questions conducted in our interview process. We’ll be able to provide hiring managers with comprehensive and comparative analyses of the candidates they want to interview—all in a fraction of the time it used to take simply to verify employment dates.”

“Kettering Health Network is recognized by national rating associations and known to the community it serves as a progressive, top-quality, and caring institution,” adds Ray Bixler, CEO of Skill Survey. “Institutions can only achieve that level of success—not to mention sustain it—through careful employee selection. Our enterprise solutions are designed to ensure that organizations screen for the competencies and attitudes that define excellence on a daily basis. It is no coincidence that so many of our hospital clients are in Kettering’s league.”

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 Web 2.0 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 http://www.skillsurvey.com.

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