SkillSurvey Adds Assessments for 36 More Health Care Roles

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New Surveys Reflect Emerging Employment Trends

SkillSurvey, Inc., the inventor and leading provider of Web 2.0 reference assessment solutions, has increased the number of its Pre-Hire 360® assessments that are specific to health care by 175%. The additional surveys reflect the company’s ongoing commitment to supporting greater efficiency and better quality of hire decisions in health care. All assessments gather objective feedback on a job candidate’s competence and prior work performance.

The new survey assessments, each tailored to a specific job family, are designed to assess work behaviors that have been observed by those who have previously worked with the job candidate. What’s more, the behaviors addressed are those that 1) correlate with success in specific types of jobs, 2) comply with standards set by the Joint Commission on Accreditation for Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), and 3) align with relate to behaviors that are correlated with patient satisfaction, as measured by Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS).

“We carefully designed these 36 new survey assessments to probe references on those criteria that matter most to our health care clients and that are in alignment with HCAHPS and JCAHO,” claims Cynthia A. Hedricks, Ph.D., Chief Analytics Officer. “In approximately 25 behavioral questions, our surveys reveal a candidate’s ability to meet expectations in such areas as providing quality care, supporting patient education, and following safety procedures.”

The new surveys address some of the most sought-after roles in health care today, such as those positions where employees are responsible for managing, maintaining, and analyzing electronic medical records.

“In adding these new surveys, we’ve more than doubled the number of health care roles for which our clients can screen candidates,” notes Dr. Hedricks. “With a total of 56 surveys unique to the demands of the health care profession, employers can feel more assured that they are evaluating their potential hires on the unique behaviors and competencies that are validated against success in some very specific areas of health care.”

SkillSurvey serves hundreds of clients representing more than half a million candidates or reference providers in over 100 countries. This subscriber base includes over 100 health care clients with such notable leaders as Penn Medicine, Yale-New Haven Hospital, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

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


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