ASICS America Corporation Joins SkillSurvey Clients
Running Further with Reference-Checking
Wayne, PA – July 18, 2012 — - SkillSurvey®, Inc., the inventor and leading provider of online reference-checking solutions, now includes ASICS America Corporation among its Pre-Hire 360® users. The Pre-Hire 360® system automates the process of collecting feedback from job candidates’ reference providers.
“By adopting Pre-Hire 360® into the ASICS hiring process, we are now able to clearly identify our top candidates who exemplify our organizational values,” said Jennifer Horn, talent acquisition manager for ASICS America Corporation. “When hiring, we rely on the SkillSurvey reference report to help us discover important information about a candidate’s previous work behavior.”
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 very excited to welcome ASICS to our diverse client roster,” remarked Ray Bixler, president and chief executive officer of SkillSurvey. “For the first time, ASICS will be able to rely on a scientifically-validated solution for improving its quality-of-hire through online reference-checking.”
ASICS America Corporation, headquartered in Irvine, California, is a leading manufacturer of running shoes, wrestling shoes, volleyball shoes, tennis shoes, soccer boots, walking shoes, performance apparel and accessories. ASICS is an acronym derived from the Latin phrase, Anima Sana In Corpore Sano, meaning a sound mind in a sound body. Staying true to the philosophy by which it was founded, every ASICS innovation, every concept, every idea is intended to create the best product. Its mission is to become the number-one brand for the sports enthusiast by pledging to continue to make the best product, striving to build upon technological advances, and pushing the limits on what it learns from the body and its needs for athletic gear.
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 www.skillsurvey.com, and on Facebook and Twitter.
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