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SkillSurvey’s patented, cloud-based solutions allow organizations of all sizes to harness the power of data to help source, hire, and retain the best people for every role.

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SkillSurvey’s patented, cloud-based solutions allow organizations of all sizes to harness the power of data to help source, hire, and retain the best people for every role.

SkillSurvey Reference® is a cloud-based, data-driven solution that helps you quickly access relevant feedback from references. Much of the criteria you use in hiring decisions is limited to the information job candidates provide – so having the perspective of those who have worked with your candidates will help you better understand if they will be a fit for the position you are trying to fill. With SkillSurvey Reference you can select the referencing model that meets your hiring needs. The Pre-Hire 360® workflow is a scientifically validated, job-specific process that has been proven to reduce turnover for cause. SkillSurvey’s team of I/O experts have developed a vast library of more than 350 job-specific surveys, which provide access to data that will enable you to assess candidates on the core competencies and behaviors that are key predictors of job success. Surveys are compliant with EEOC statues and guidelines and are mobile enabled for faster reference response times. On average 4 references respond per candidate (and 85% reference response rate) in less than 2 business days.

With the Pre-Hire 360 workflow, you can hire smarter, faster, and more effectively. Benefits include:

  • Reduce voluntary and involuntary turnover: client research results show a 35% reduction in first-year turnover
  • 92% faster reference checking – free your teams from phone-tag, data collection and reporting tasks – so they can focus on finding more great candidates 
  • 85% reference response rate from an average of 4 references per candidate in less than 2 days
  • Enhance and improve the hiring journey. Use data-driven insight to guide the interview process and make more strategic decisions.
  • Enhance the satisfaction of hiring managers. Provide hiring managers with detailed job-specific reference feedback, candidate summaries and behavioral interview guides.
  • Tap into a new source of passive candidates with SkillSurvey Source® by inviting references and referrals to join your talent community and discover a new, and ever-growing talent pipeline

How the Pre-Hire 360 Process Works:

The Pre-Hire 360® process is fast and easy-to-use. It takes less than a minute of your recruiter’s time to enter a candidate’s name and email and select a survey from the survey library. An automated email is sent to the candidate, asking them to add their professional references (former or current managers, co-workers, or direct reports) and asks them to sign a legal waiver. After this step has been completed, the system sends the references an email with a link to the survey where they can provide confidential performance feedback. Once references have responded you’ll be able to access an easy-to-read candidate report that provides critical insights and can be used during the interview process.

You can also quickly build your talent pipeline by leveraging SkillSurvey Source®, an extension of SkillSurvey Reference. After completing the reference survey, references can opt-in to your private passive candidate database. Additionally, with SkillSurvey Source you can automatically ask for referrals from employees, create custom branded opt-in pages and forms, and easily manage talent pools for critical positions – ensuring you have top talent right at your fingertips.

Customer Configured Workflow

The other option within SkillSurvey Reference is a customer configured workflow, which enables organizations to define the referencing process to meet the unique needs of certain workforce segments. Using this feature, you define both the reference process and questions used by your organization for specific groups, segments or types of jobs.

  • Confidential: you determine if responses are confidential or not
  • References: you determine the number of references required
  • Questions: you can author the questions asked of references, or leverage questions from the Pre-Hire 360 workflow library

To learn more call 800-727-5257 and ask to speak to a SkillSurvey expert!