SkillSurvey® Named One of 2012 HR Companies to Watch

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SkillSurvey®, Inc., the inventor and leading provider of online reference-checking solutions, was named one of the 2012 HR Companies to Watch on LAROCQUE’S 2012 #hrwins list. LAROCQUE is a leading strategy and go-to-market consulting firm for HR-related technologies.

SkillSurvey®, Inc., the inventor and leading provider of online reference-checking solutions, was named one of the 2012 HR Companies to Watch on LAROCQUE’S 2012 #hrwins list (http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/10/prweb9982695.htm). LAROCQUE is a leading strategy and go-to-market consulting firm for HR-related technologies.

SkillSurvey was recognized along with other leading industry innovators, such as Bullhorn and HireVue, for its SaaS-based platform that Fortune 1000 companies and leading healthcare organizations leverage for their reference-checking programs.

“SkillSurvey’s innovative approach to online reference-checking improves quality-of-hire and efficiency, and reduces turnover, by giving organizations insight into a job candidate’s past performance as observed by former managers, peers, business partners, and clients,” said George LaRocque, President of LAROCQUE. “Their solution also offers a sourcing tool that builds a database of high quality talent – your candidates’ references that opt-in to learn about future opportunities within your organization.”

The awards program selection process consisted of comprehensive vendor briefings over nine months, where more than 120 vendors were evaluated on their solution’s innovation, the value their technology delivers to the human resources profession, and the overall viability of their products. Vendors in virtually all segments of human resources technology were evaluated. This year’s #hrwins awards concluded with 20 HR technology vendors receiving the distinction of HR Companies to Watch.

“As the inventor and leading provider of online reference-checking, it is a great distinction to be recognized as a leader in HR technology,” said Ray Bixler, president and CEO of SkillSurvey®. “Our patent-pending solution provides honest and actionable feedback about a job candidate in less than two days, allowing organizations to make more informed hiring decisions and to improve their time-to-hire.”

SkillSurvey®’s core offering is its Pre-Hire 360® solution, which gathers input from a job applicant’s references by using behaviorally-based surveys delivered through enterprise software. The surveys reveal a candidate’s strengths and developmental needs, and 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 liability and their feedback is confidential.

Subscribers to SkillSurvey® are also able to access a vast pool of candidates using the passive candidate database feature. This resource enables employers to automatically build a network of references themselves who have opted-in to learn more about future employment opportunities.

SkillSurvey® serves a wide variety of clients, from McDonald’s and Kohl’s to Penn Medicine and Yale-New Haven Health.

For more information, contact Mya Ekhouse, director of marketing, at mekhouse (at) skillsurvey (dot) com, or at 610-947-6300, ext. 1227.

About SkillSurvey®, Inc.
SkillSurvey is the inventor of online reference-checking solutions that improve quality-of-hire and increase recruiting efficiency. Its solutions allow recruiters and hiring managers to collect feedback from references on a candidate’s behaviors and past work performance. The information, all gathered through enterprise software and confidentially, is used to make better hiring decisions and predicts future work performance. 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 it is also a 2011 Deloitte Technology Fast 500™ firm. Visit SkillSurvey at http://www.skillsurvey.com.

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