Colleges and Universities Turn to SkillSurvey to Improve Hiring

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Detailed reference feedback provided for more than 42,000 candidates for positions such as faculty, advisors, deans, IT, and staff roles; Clemson University and Babson College to Present in upcoming LinkedIn Webinar, CUPA-HR Eastern Region Conference

SkillSurvey, Inc., the provider of cloud-based reference checking and credentialing solutions that deliver reliable insights, announced that it has doubled its higher education client base in the last two years with a range of institutions that includes more than half of the Ivy Leagues and a growing roster of community and technical colleges, online institutions and state universities.

In the past two years, more than 42,000 job candidates were reference checked through SkillSurvey’s Pre-Hire 360® providing institutions with detailed feedback from an average of 4 references per candidate.

“Colleges and universities are challenged with finding great candidates who support a diverse environment, master the growing use of technology in learning, and have the potential to be future leaders. We’re proud to be helping more organizations in higher education meet today’s hiring challenges to identify great educators, administrators and staff members,” said Ray Bixler, president and CEO of SkillSurvey.

SkillSurvey began to increase its focus on higher education in 2014, bringing on board its higher education industry specialist, Jann Gillingham, who has led business development efforts and participation in industry forums. The analytics team has also continued to expand survey offerings to include more college and university job roles.

Higher education talent leaders will share their hiring success stories in a LinkedIn webinar, April 27, and at the upcoming College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) Eastern Region Conference in Boston, May 1-3 and an upcoming joint meeting of the Southern California chapter of the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC) and CUPA-HR in June.

SkillSurvey Hiring Success Story Presentations:

Webinar: Innovative Recruiting Strategies for Higher Education: Clemson University’s Hiring Success Story
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 11:00am PT/ 2:00pm ET.
Clemson University will share its hiring success story how it grew its passive candidate database, plus:

  •     Reduced time spent on reference checking by 90%
  •     Reduced time to hire by 13 weeks
  •     Increased their social media following in one year by 68%

Link to Register:

CUPA-HR Eastern Region Conference Presentation: Higher Ed Hiring: Why Soft Skills Matter
Monday, May 2, 1:30 pm, Sheraton Boston Hotel

Theresa Holland, Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist, Babson College and Jann Gillingham, Higher Education Industry Specialist, SkillSurvey will discuss how to identify a set of soft skills needed for success in positions on campus and how Babson College is obtaining compelling behavioral insights about candidates and leave ready to use this information to make more informed hiring decisions.

Link to conference:

SoCal HERC and CUPA-HR Joint Meeting
June 10th 9am-3pm, University of Redlands

SkillSurvey’s Chief Analytics Officer (Dr. Cynthia A. Hedricks) will serve as an invited speaker and panelist focusing on higher ed recruitment, retention, and compensation for academics and high level administrators. She will be discussing the benefits of HR metrics and automation as they relate to Higher Education.

About SkillSurvey®

SkillSurvey is the leader in online reference checking and credentialing, providing immediately useful insights to help employers make better hiring decisions. SkillSurvey speeds hiring for commercial, higher education, healthcare, and staffing and recruiting organizations. Its cloud-based referencing and credentialing solutions answer vital questions that help organizations hire the right people for every role.

Pre-Hire 360® provides insight into future job performance and is proven to predict involuntary turnover. An unmatched library of scientifically-designed surveys produces job-specific data employers can trust. SkillSurvey Credential OnDemandTM provides healthcare organizations with streamlined digital credentialing that simplifies and enhances the credentialing experience for all participants. SkillSurvey makes the referencing and credentialing process more efficient and effective — helping employers save time and money, grow revenues, and bring employees onboard faster.

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SkillSurvey®, and Pre-Hire 360® and SkillSurvey Credential OnDemandTM are registered trademarks of SkillSurvey Inc. or its affiliates and are registered in the U.S. and other countries.

SkillSurvey’s Pre-Hire 360® is a patented solution. For more information, see

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Sloane & Company
Stephanie Sabath / Joe Germani, (212) 486-9500
ssabath(at)sloanepr(dot)com / jgermani(at)sloanepr(dot)com

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