SkillSurvey Ranks 45th As a Fastest-Growing Company in the Philadelphia Region On the Philadelphia 100

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The inventor and leading provider of online reference-checking solutions ranked 45th among the 100 fastest-growing, privately owned companies within the Philadelphia region.

SkillSurvey®, Inc. announced today that it was named to this year’s Philadelphia 100 list for the second consecutive year. The inventor and leading provider of online reference-checking solutions ranked 45th among the 100 fastest-growing, privately owned companies within the Philadelphia region. Rankings were announced at the annual awards ceremony, held on October 16, 2013, at the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia.

One of the most respected awards in the region, The Philadelphia 100 is sponsored by the Entrepreneurs’ Forum of Greater Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Business Journal and the Wharton Small Business Development Center, and honors local entrepreneurs and their contributions to the economy.

“It’s a great accomplishment to be counted among the top entrepreneurial companies in the Philadelphia region for our second year in a row,” said Ray Bixler, president and chief executive officer of SkillSurvey®. “We strive to continue to create innovative HR solutions that revolutionize how organizations make better hiring decisions – decisions that strengthen their workforces and help them to grow their organizations.”

The company invented its Pre-Hire 360® reference-checking solution, and a series of studies (1) that were published in the International Journal of Selection and Assessment show how it statistically predicts involuntary turnover and future job performance of those hired. SkillSurvey has also expanded its product suite by introducing The Q®, a first-of-its-kind talent portal and social network that allows organizations to source talent by turning references into candidates, and Credential360™, a solution that leverages the reference assessment technology behind Pre-Hire 360® to obtain responses from peer references faster in the cumbersome medical credentialing process.

For more information, contact Shannon Yeagley, marketing manager, at yeagley(at)skillsurvey(dot)com or at 610-947-6300, ext. 1216.

About SkillSurvey, Inc.
SkillSurvey is the inventor of online reference-checking. Its social talent platform allows recruiters and hiring managers to collect feedback from references on a candidate’s behaviors and past work performance, and source talent by turning references into candidates. The information, all confidentially gathered through enterprise software, is used to make better hiring decisions, predict future work performance, and improve recruiter efficiency. 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 was named a Deloitte Technology Fast 500 firm and a Philadelphia 100 company. Visit SkillSurvey at http://www.skillsurvey.com, and on Facebook and Twitter.

About Philadelphia 100
The Philadelphia100 is sponsored by the Entrepreneurs’ Forum of Greater Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Business Journal and the Wharton Small Business Development Center, to honor local entrepreneurs and their contributions to the economy annually. Visit http://www.philadelphia100.com for more information.

(1) Research was done by Dr. Cynthia A. Hedricks of SkillSurvey, Dr. Chet Robie of Wilfrid Laurier University, and Dr. Fred Oswald of Rice University.

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