SkillSurvey® Welcomes Orange Regional Medical Center as Client

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Hospital Adopts Best-Practice Approach to Checking References

We can tell from a resume whether a registered nurse is clinically-qualified, but that alone is not predictive of outstanding performance.

SkillSurvey®, Inc., the inventor and leading-provider of Web 2.0 reference-assessment solutions, has announced that Orange Regional Medical Center is now a subscriber to Pre-Hire 360®.

The 450-bed institution with campuses in Middletown, New York and Goshen, New York, is using Pre-Hire 360® to assess its candidates prior to the in-person employment interview. The web-based software program gathers reference feedback on job candidates and improves hiring success for organizations.

“Using this reference-checking system allows our recruiters to develop behaviorally-based interview questions that dig deeper into a person’s skill sets, work habits and attitudes,” said Scott Clatur, director of recruitment services at Orange Regional Medical Center. “We can tell from a resume whether a registered nurse is clinically-qualified, but that alone is not predictive of outstanding performance. Using a web-based program for checking references takes us beyond the obvious, and over time, will help us hire more productive employees who uphold our mission and values.”

Pre-Hire 360® automates the process of gathering input from an applicant’s references by using behaviorally-based surveys delivered through email. The surveys delve into a candidate’s strengths and developmental needs, as borne out on the job. Confidential 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 not personally-identifiable.

“We’re delighted to be supporting the Orange Regional Medical Center team with its hiring goals,” said Ray Bixler, president and chief executive officer of SkillSurvey®, Inc. “The medical center aims to offer patient-friendly, efficient and technologically-advanced medical care. We are confident that the competency-based approach within Pre-Hire 360® will help their organization hire top-performers who will further that mission and be successful within the hospital’s culture.”

Orange Regional Medical Center currently employs over 2,400 healthcare professionals. Its medical staff of more than 600 practitioners provides a complete range of acute inpatient services in nearly every medical specialty. The medical center is comprised of two main campuses and five off-site locations. Later this year, Orange Regional Medical Center will consolidate its two existing campuses into a single-site facility, which is currently in construction. Once complete, the new free-standing medical center will be the first of its kind in the state of New York in over 20 years.

The hospital will also be utilizing the exclusive Passive Candidate Compiler™, a database of references participating in the Pre-Hire 360® survey process, who would like to be kept informed of future job openings. An average-size organization that fills 1,000 openings per year and processes five candidates for each position, will amass a leads database of approximately 18,000 passive candidates.

Orange Regional Medical Center joins over 300 hospitals nationwide that rely upon reference-checking solutions from SkillSurvey®, Inc., to help increase effectiveness with sourcing and evaluating job candidates.

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

About SkillSurvey®, Inc.
SkillSurvey®, Inc. is the inventor of Web 2.0 reference assessment solutions that improve recruiting efficiency and increase quality of hire. Its online 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. Visit SkillSurvey®, Inc., at http://www.skillsurvey.com and on Facebook and Twitter.

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