SkillSurvey® Named an Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Company for Third Straight Year

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HR Software Provider Ranks No. 1236 with 334% Growth Rate

Inc. magazine has once again named SkillSurvey®, Inc. in its list of fastest-growing private companies, ranking the company 1236 based on revenue growth of 334%. It also ranked within the top 100 software companies, within the top 30 of all Pennsylvania companies, and within the top 25 of all Philadelphia companies. This is Inc. magazine's seventh annual list, and the third consecutive appearance on it for SkillSurvey®. The company joins such prominent brands as Boise Cascade, Coty, Edible Arrangements and McAfee Institute, among many others. To view the profile for SkillSurvey for 2013, visit

The Inc. 5000 list was created to put the spotlight on the most important segment of the economy: America's independent entrepreneurs. Inc. magazine editor Eric Schurenberg described the honorees as “hidden champions of job growth and innovation, the real muscle of the American economy.” The median growth rate of the listed companies was 142%. They report having created over 520,000 jobs in the past three years, and aggregate revenue among the honorees reached $241 billion.

“All of us at SkillSurvey® are delighted to be returning alumni on the Inc. 5000 list in that our continuing growth is a reflection of our customers’ ongoing success,” said Ray Bixler, president and chief executive officer of SkillSurvey®. “Our customers rely on us year after year to help them find and hire the best candidates, which contributes directly to their own growth.”

SkillSurvey® is the inventor and leading provider of an online social talent platform for human resource professionals. The company's flagship offering, Pre-Hire 360®, is a reference-checking solution that gathers input from a job applicant's references by using behaviorally-based surveys delivered over an electronic platform. The company has also recently introduced The Q®, a talent portal and social network that allows recruiters to stay in touch with references and turn them into candidates for future openings.

SkillSurvey® serves a wide variety of clients, including leading organizations in retail, higher education, consumer products, engineering and construction, manufacturing, financial services and healthcare.

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. Its social talent platform allows recruiters and hiring managers to collect feedback from references on a candidate’s behaviors and past work performance, and to 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® has also been named a Deloitte Technology Fast 500 firm. Visit SkillSurvey® at

Ranking Methodology
The 2013 Inc. 500|5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2009 to 2012. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2009. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2012. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2009 is $100,000; the minimum for 2012 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.’s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at

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