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SkillSurvey® Named an Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Company for Second Year
Software Provider Ranks No. 1126 with 280% Growth Rate


Wayne, PA – September 12, 2012 Inc. magazine has ranked SkillSurvey®, Inc. at number 1126 with 280% growth on its sixth annual list of the country’s fastest-growing private companies. SkillSurvey® is the inventor and leading provider of online reference-checking software for human resource professionals, and this is the company’s second consecutive appearance.

The magazine’s ranking features the most important segment of the economy - America’s entrepreneurs. Each year, the list gives trend-spotters and investors a source for information on companies that are succeeding through a variety of business models. SkillSurvey® joins Chobani, Publix Supermarkets, CDW, Levi Strauss and other recognized brands this year. For the company’s Inc. 5000 profile, click here.

“We’re very excited about this for our customers, as the more we grow the better we can help companies hire and recruit,” said Ray Bixler, president and CEO of SkillSurvey®. “Our patent-pending technology helps human resource teams at organizations across all industries leverage online reference-checking to get behavioral feedback on each of their job candidates before they choose to hire them.”

In a stagnant economic environment, the median growth rate of 2012 Inc. 5000 companies remains an impressive 97 percent. The companies on this year’s list report having created over 400,000 jobs in the past three years, and aggregate revenue among the honorees reached $299 billion.

SkillSurvey’s core offering is its Pre-Hire 360® solution, which gathers input from a job applicant’s references by using behaviorally-based surveys delivered over 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 confidential.

Subscribers to SkillSurvey® are also able to access a vast pool of prospective candidates using the passive candidate database feature. The resource enables employers to automatically build a network of prospects that can be tapped as the need arises, and is comprised of references themselves who have opted-in. If an organization of average size fills 100 openings per year and processes three candidates for each position, it will amass a database of talent leads consisting of approximately 975 passive candidates.

SkillSurvey® serves a wide variety of clients, from Fortune 500 firms like McDonald’s and Kohl’s, to leading healthcare organizations like Penn Medicine and Yale-New Haven Health.

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.

Ranking Methodology
The 2012 Inc. 500|5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2008 to 2011. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2008. They had to be U.S.-based, privately-held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2011. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or have been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2008 is $100,000. The minimum for 2011 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.’s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which is found at

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