University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) Highlights Improved Faculty Hiring in New Video

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Online Reference Feedback Makes Hiring Process More Efficient While Delivering Insight on Candidates’ Soft Skills

SkillSurvey, Inc., the leading provider of hiring solutions to effectively recruit, hire and manage employees to drive business results, today released a new video featuring the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) and its talent leaders discussing how they benefit from online reference checking to improve faculty hiring. For the fastest growing campus in the state of Colorado, SkillSurvey is helping provide insight on candidates’ soft skills to meet the needs of a diverse student body consisting of many students who are the first in their families to attend college. It is critical for higher education institutions like UCCS to identify faculty members who can form great relationships, motivate and inspire all types of students, especially those whose families may be new to the college setting.

“SkillSurvey provides information that we just can’t get during the application process or by interviewing,” said Kara Carragher, Business and HR Professional, College of Business, UCCS.

“It sometimes takes a month to get written letters of recommendation. We’re getting the SkillSurvey online reference feedback within 48 hours,” said Lindsay Kneel, Business and HR Professional, School of Public Affairs at UCCS.

The video can be viewed at

“It was so exciting to visit the UCCS campus and hear first-hand from deans, faculty, and HR specialists how the reference feedback that SkillSurvey delivers is helping them improve their hiring process and bring the best faculty members on board,” said Jann Gillingham, SkillSurvey’s Higher Education Specialist.

Using SkillSurvey’s online, automated reference system, recruiters enter a job candidate and then choose a job-specific survey from a library of hundreds of options, which map to thousands of job titles in the workplace. Candidates enter their professional (work) references, and confidential feedback by the references is submitted to the online system – typically in less than two days. In addition to quantitative ratings, feedback can be provided by references in the form of optional, open-ended comments on the candidate’s top three work-related strengths and areas for improvement.

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs, is one of the fastest-growing universities in Colorado. The university offers 39 bachelors, 20 masters and five doctoral degrees. UCCS enrolls about 11,300 students on campus annually and another 2,000 in online programs. For more information, visit

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 past job performance and is proven to predict future turnover, hiring manager satisfaction, and performance ratings. 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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