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Press Release

University of Wisconsin Medical Foundation Joins SkillSurvey® Clients
Optimizing job-candidate reference feedback


Wayne, PA – April 30, 2012 — SkillSurvey®, Inc., the inventor and leading-provider of online reference-assessment solutions, now includes University of Wisconsin Medical Foundation among its subscribers to Pre-Hire 360®. The system automates the process of collecting feedback from job candidates’ reference providers.

“By making the transition away from reference-checking by phone, we have been able to get behavioral feedback on our candidates before we hire them,” said Anthony Dix, HR services manager for the University of Wisconsin Medical Foundation. “With Pre-Hire 360, we improve our employee selection process and standardize our reference-checking approach for candidates.”

Pre-Hire 360® gathers input from an applicant’s references by using behaviorally-based surveys delivered through an electronic platform. The surveys delve into a candidate’s strengths and developmental needs, as borne out on the job. Confidential input from managers, peers, subordinates and business partners provides a multi-dimensional view of the candidate’s past performance. The system overcomes the usual reticence of former employers because they are released from legal liability and their feedback is not personally-identifiable.

“We are excited to support The University of Wisconsin Medical Foundation in their continued effort to provide excellent service to the medical community,” remarked Ray Bixler, president and chief executive officer of SkillSurvey. “The University of Wisconsin Medical Foundation is using insights from people who know candidates the best to carefully select only those who have demonstrated that they will uphold standards of excellence and demonstrate core values.”

University of Wisconsin Medical Foundation is the clinical practice organization for the faculty physicians of the UW School of Medicine and Public Health, the largest academic, multi-specialty physician group in Wisconsin.

For more information, contact Scott Fuhr, director of marketing, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or at 610-947-6300, ext. 1225.

About SkillSurvey®, Inc.
SkillSurvey® is the inventor of online reference-checking solutions that improve quality-of-hire and increase recruiting efficiency. Its solutions allow recruiters and hiring managers to collect feedback from references on a candidate’s behaviors and past work performance. The information, all gathered through enterprise software and confidentially, is used to make better hiring decisions and predicts future work performance. This patent-pending approach to reference assessments is based on over 30 years of research in job competency modeling. SkillSurvey® was named one of the fastest-growing companies in America by Inc. magazine, and was named a Deloitte Technology Fast 500 firm. Visit SkillSurvey® at, and on Facebook and Twitter.

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