New SkillSurvey Source™ Helps Recruiters Grow and Manage Passive Candidate Pipelines Through References and Candidate Referrals

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New tools to invite references to join talent communities and encourage referrals from newly hired candidates help recruiters connect with candidates.

Today, SkillSurvey launched Source, a new solution for users of Pre-Hire 360® that helps recruiters source and manage a more robust passive candidate pipeline by tapping into references and referrals from job candidates. With the time it takes to fill open positions steadily climbing since 2009 to reach 42 days*, and unemployment rates at record lows, Source can help employers quickly find qualified potential hires by tapping into a pool of talent that has historically been difficult to capture. SkillSurvey is the leading provider of hiring solutions to effectively recruit, hire and manage employees to drive business results.

“It’s sometimes said that recruiting can be like looking for a needle in a haystack. SkillSurvey Source gives recruiters a magnet to target more passive candidates by tapping into references and referrals, helping them build healthy talent pipelines and decrease time to fill,” said SkillSurvey CEO Ray Bixler.

SkillSurvey Source helps recruiters build a database of warm passive candidate leads with up to date job and contact information. These new passive candidate leads are incredibly valuable because they’re likely to come from the same industry or similar job role as previously vetted candidates. Source provides simple branded opt-in pages, links and forms to invite references to join an organization’s talent pool once they’ve completed a reference request on behalf of a job candidate via Pre-Hire 360. It also provides a way for newly hired job candidates to provide referrals -- others who would be a good fit for the organization.

“The new Source tool closes the loop on the reference checking process and again helps our team be more efficient when searching for qualified candidates,” said Lisa Blank, System Director Employment & Development, Human Resources at Saint Elizabeth Healthcare, “We couldn’t live without SkillSurvey … not only because it saves us so much time, but we are also getting so much more actionable information from references than ever before. We are so excited that SkillSurvey has a way to also help us with sourcing new candidates.”

Other benefits include:

  •     Manage all passive candidate activity with a new dashboard that lets recruiters track specific talent pools based on job role or other key criteria and set alerts when the right contacts opt-in
  •     Email passive candidates directly from the dashboard to speed communications
  •     Use custom branded opt-in pages, links and forms to recruit references, referrals and other website visitors
  •     Keep track of great candidates who may not have been a perfect match for a previous position, but should be considered in the future.

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 Source™, an extension of Pre-Hire 360, helps recruiters source, engage and manage a more robust passive candidate pipeline through references and referrals. SkillSurvey Credential OnDemand™ 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’s Pre-Hire 360® is a patented solution. For more information, see

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SkillSurvey Media Contact:

Joseph Germani / Stephanie Sabath
Sloane & Company
(212) 446-1899 / jgermani(at)sloanepr(dot)com
(212) 446-1873 / ssabath(at)sloanepr(dot)com

*SHRM Human Capital Benchmarking Report:$4,100-average-cost-per-hire.aspx

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