SkillSurvey Exceeds One Million Candidates Assessed

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Candidates in Higher Education, Retail and Engineering Fields Among Those in High Demand

SkillSurvey, Inc., announced today that it has now assessed over one million candidates through its social talent platform.

The data shows that higher education, retail, engineering/construction, healthcare, and information technology are among the top 10 industries in this group of one million candidates, showing continuous demand for professionals in these fields.

Assessing over one million candidates indicates that online reference-checking has become a best practice in talent acquisition, an important observation also supported by SkillSurvey’s prior announcement that its second-quarter 2013 bookings increased by 50 percent over the prior year and by its growth in clients to 750 organizations.

“This is an incredible milestone in the history of SkillSurvey,” said Ray Bixler, president and chief executive officer of SkillSurvey. “I am grateful to our clients who entrust SkillSurvey to help them recruit and hire employees that are a match for their organization and that support their long-term success. We will continue to aggressively invest in enhancements that exceed their expectations and further improve outcomes for their human-resource practices.”

The company invented its Pre-Hire 360® reference-checking solution, which has now been shown to statistically predict involuntary turnover and future job performance of those hired, as highlighted in a series of studies[1] that were recently published in the International Journal of Selection and Assessment. SkillSurvey also recently expanded its offerings 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.

For more information, contact Shannon Yeagley, marketing manager, at syeagley(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. Visit SkillSurvey at, and on Facebook and Twitter.

[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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