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SkillSurvey Research Shows References Respond Faster via Mobile Devices


Wayne, PA – June 27, 2012 — - SkillSurvey®, Inc., the inventor and leading provider of online reference-checking solutions, released research showing that employment references using mobile devices to respond to requests for reference-checks provide feedback to recruiters faster than those who are not using mobile devices.

Data from SkillSurvey covering a twenty-month period ending in May 2012 revealed that the median response time for a sample of job references using the mobile version of its Pre-Hire 360® platform was approximately half a business day faster versus the time it took references who were not responding through a mobile device.

The result was statistically significant and shows that references responding via mobile devices are likely to complete a reference-check request within the same day it is received. References in the research were either former managers or peers, and over 70,000 references used the mobile version of Pre-Hire 360® during the twenty-month research period.

Pre-Hire 360® automates the process of gathering input from a job applicant’s references by using behaviorally-based surveys delivered through an electronic solution. The surveys delve into behaviors that are validated against job success and show a candidate’s strengths and developmental needs. Confidential input from managers, peers, direct reports and business partners provides a multi-dimensional view of the candidate’s past work performance.

The mobile version of Pre-Hire 360®:

• Allows recruiters to initiate reference-checks and analyze results
• Provides job candidates with the power to enter their reference information
• Offers references the ability to quickly respond to reference-check requests in a confidential manner

“We are excited to be the only software company offering a mobile version of reference-checking software for recruiters, references and job candidates,” said Ray Bixler, president and chief executive officer of SkillSurvey. “Talent management professionals are able to send a reference-check request to a job candidate through their electronic tablet, smartphone, or other Internet-enabled device, and references in turn respond quickly to help strategically influence and speed-up the hiring decision for recruiters and hiring managers.”

SkillSurvey launched Pre-Hire 360® in a mobile version for Blackberry®, iPhone®, Android™, Palm®, Windows Mobile™ and tablet products in October 2010, and has experienced consistent increases in average mobile usage each month by references since then.

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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