SkillSurvey® Online Reference-Checking Solution Now Available in Five Languages

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Multilingual Surveys Deliver Valid Feedback

SkillSurvey®, Inc., the inventor and leading provider of online reference-checking solutions, now offers its Pre-Hire 360® software in five additional languages. The company invested in translating its library of over 300 job-specific surveys in order to facilitate the reference-checking process for organizations seeking to hire talent from diverse cultural backgrounds. The translated surveys help companies improve communication with individuals who do not speak English or use English as a second language.

“By offering our surveys in five of the most commonly spoken languages, our clients can get feedback on candidates whose references may not speak fluent English,” explains Ray Bixler, president and CEO of SkillSurvey. “Our translated surveys ensure that references fully understand the questions being asked by allowing them to choose the language they are more proficient in using. This not only secures valid feedback, but also accelerates the hiring process.”

Recruiters and hiring managers can now leverage job-specific surveys in five languages:

  •     Spanish (Latin American)
  •     French
  •     German
  •     Portuguese (Brazilian)
  •     Chinese (Simplified)

The multilingual Pre-Hire 360® feature permits recruiters to easily communicate with candidates and references with diverse cultural backgrounds. By hiring candidates who reflect the client demographics that they serve, companies can better respond to their customers’ needs and improve service. Plus, a culturally rich workplace helps companies to fulfill diversity initiatives and improve their employment brand.

For those companies looking to remain competitive in today’s global marketplace, translated online reference-checking allows them to expand talent pools to include candidates that are a best fit, regardless of their location. Available 24/7, Pre-Hire 360® allows recruiters to communicate with candidates and references across time zones at their convenience.

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. Confidential input from managers, peers, direct reports and business partners provides a multi-dimensional view of the candidate’s past performance. Developed by a team of industrial-organizational psychologists, Pre-Hire 360® surveys are engineered to be reliable, valid and compliant.

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