SkillSurvey Achieves 68-Percent Bookings Growth for Q3

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SkillSurvey®, Inc., the inventor and leading provider of online reference-checking solutions, has announced that its bookings for the third quarter of 2011 increased by 68-percent over the same period in 2010.

SkillSurvey®, Inc., the inventor and leading provider of online reference-checking solutions, has announced that its bookings for the third quarter of 2011 increased by 68-percent over the same period in 2010.

“Our exclusive technology that helps recruiters hire better is more important than ever,” said Ray Bixler, president and chief executive officer of SkillSurvey. “And, our scientific approach to reference-checking continues to provide the marketplace’s highest-quality solution to recruiters, human resources executives and talent-acquisition professionals.”

SkillSurvey’s growth recently earned it a 2011 Deloitte Technology Fast 500™ national award for business excellence. While the healthcare sector remains a strong focus of SkillSurvey’s business, the firm has been consistently serving more firms across all industries in North America. Most notable are companies from financial services, consumer markets and retail segments, including Endo® Pharmaceuticals, Johns Manville, M&I® Bank and CH2M HILL®.

The company’s core product, Pre-Hire 360®, automates the process of gathering input from an applicant’s references by using behaviorally-based surveys delivered through an electronic platform. The surveys delve into a candidate’s strengths and developmental needs, as borne out on the job. Input from managers, peers, subordinates and business partners provides a multi-dimensional view of the candidate’s past performance. The system overcomes the usual reticence of former employers, because they are released from legal liability and their feedback is confidential.

SkillSurvey also provides access to a vast pool of prospective candidates using its passive candidate database. The resource enables employers to efficiently build a network of prospects that can be tapped as the need arises, and is comprised of references themselves who have opted-in. If an organization of average size fills 1,000 openings per year and processes five candidates for each position, it will amass a database of talent leads consisting of approximately 18,000 passive candidates.

The mobile version of Pre-Hire 360 also continues to grow, and is now running on Blackberry®, iPhone®, Android™, Palm® and Windows Mobile™ devices. Recruiters can initiate, monitor and view reference assessments while attending job fairs, networking events and traveling between appointments. In turn, references can also respond while on-the-go.

For more information, contact Scott Fuhr, director of marketing, at sfuhr(at)skillsurvey(dot)com, or at 610-947-6300, ext. 1225.

About SkillSurvey, Inc.
SkillSurvey is the inventor of online reference-checking solutions that improve recruiting efficiency and increase quality-of-hire. Its web-based programs allow recruiters and hiring managers to collect feedback from references on a candidate’s behaviors and work performance. The information, all gathered electronically, is used to make better hiring decisions. This patent-pending approach to reference assessments is based on over 30 years of research in job competency modeling. SkillSurvey was named one of the fastest-growing companies in America by Inc. magazine. Visit http://www.skillsurvey.com.

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