SkillSurvey Helps Sonic Automotive Standardize Pre-Hire Assessments to Hire Top-Quality Associates across its 100 Independent Dealerships

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Sonic Automotive rolls out Pre-Hire 360® for all Job Candidates

SkillSurvey, Inc., the inventor of the Pre-Hire 360® assessment, which recently received a U.S. Patent, today announced that Sonic Automotive, a Fortune 500 company that operates over 100 car dealerships, has rolled out Pre-Hire 360® to standardize its hiring processes. Sonic Automotive is now conducting Pre-Hire 360® assessments on all candidates as it builds its employee base of more than 9,700 associates.

“We have high standards for the employees that we hire and want to ensure that associates throughout our dealerships adhere to and reflect our overall corporate brand. Our hiring managers appreciate the meaningful feedback that they’re getting on candidates and information that provides additional value on top of what they gather from interviews,” said Angela Broadway, PHR, Director of Associate Development at Sonic Automotive. “I’m pleased by the consistency we’ve brought to our assessment process and the system practically runs itself, eliminating the need to chase reference calls,” she continued.

Pre-Hire 360® allows hiring managers to evaluate a candidate’s past performance based on answers to job-specific survey questions provided by prior managers, co-workers and direct reports. SkillSurvey has more than 360 job-specific surveys that help recruiters better assess candidates before interviewing and narrowing their applicant pool. On average, completed assessments are available in less than two days, usually with more than four references providing responses.

About SkillSurvey, Inc.

SkillSurvey is the inventor of the Pre-Hire 360® assessment, which recently received a U.S. patent. Utilizing a unique combination of behavioral science, talent analytics, and data-driven benchmarking, SkillSurvey’s Pre-Hire 360® assessment is scientifically proven to drive better hiring decisions and generate predictive candidate insight based upon past job performance. SkillSurvey’s integrated suite of cloud-based software products is being used by over 1,400 companies, institutions and organizations to reduce new hire turnover, improve job performance, attract better candidates, and drive customer satisfaction. SkillSurvey has frequently been named as one of the fastest-growing companies in America by Inc. 5000 and Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500TM. Visit SkillSurvey at, and on Facebook and Twitter.

About Sonic Automotive

Sonic Automotive operates over 100 dealerships spread across 14 states and 25 major metropolitan markets. Sonic represents approximately 25 different automotive brands, with the majority of its dealerships being luxury and import brands. The company is an industry-leading automotive retailer committed to providing its customers with an outstanding automotive experience that is delivered with professionalism, integrity and enthusiasm. Sonic Automotive is a Fortune 500 company and member of the Russell 2000 Index, and is among the largest automotive retailers in the United States. Its dealerships provide comprehensive services, including sales of both new and used cars and light trucks, sales of replacement parts, performance of vehicle maintenance, warranty, paint and collision repair services, and arrangement of extended warranty contracts, financing and insurance for the company's customers.

Joseph Germani
Sloane & Company
(212) 446-1899

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