SkillSurvey Tops 2 Million People Entered into its Reference-Checking Database

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SkillSurvey®, Inc., the inventor and leading provider of online reference-checking solutions, announced today that over 2 million people have been entered into its Pre-Hire 360® database. This milestone has been achieved as a result of more companies using its products to hire better.

SkillSurvey®, Inc., the inventor and leading provider of online reference-checking solutions, announced today that over 2 million people have been entered into its Pre-Hire 360® database. This milestone has been achieved as a result of more companies using its products to hire better.

Pre-Hire 360® automates the process of gathering input from a job 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. Confidential input from managers, peers, direct reports and business partners provides a multi-dimensional view of the candidate’s past performance.

“It is exciting to think that over two million people have been exposed to our reference-checking solution,” said Ray Bixler, president and chief executive officer of SkillSurvey. “SkillSurvey has been experiencing superb growth in recent years, as a result of expanding its services to help organizations across many market sectors get behavioral information on their job candidates before they hire them.”

SkillSurvey was named to Inc. magazine’s list of 5000 fastest-growing companies in America this year, with 396% growth. In addition, the company was named to Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™ list for North America and to its companion Fast 50 list for Greater Philadelphia.

While the healthcare sector remains a strong focus of SkillSurvey’s business, with over 500 hospitals now using the service, the company also serves hundreds of firms in other industries. Most notable are companies from financial services, consumer markets and retail segments, including Endo® Pharmaceuticals, Johns Manville, John Hancock®, QVC® and CH2M HILL®.

In addition to the firm’s core product, Pre-Hire 360®, SkillSurvey subscribers are also able to access a vast pool of prospective candidates using the company’s passive candidate database. This sourcing database is made up of references who participated in the Pre-Hire 360® survey and who would like to be kept informed of future openings at the hiring company itself. 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.

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 and is also a 2011 Deloitte Technology Fast 500™ firm. Visit SkillSurvey at http://www.skillsurvey.com.

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