Data-driven insight provided by references has changed the way recruiters hire.
It works on the simple but powerful truth that past job performance is the most accurate indicator of future job performance.
Which is how it helps you see the future.
First, you create a new candidate.
Then you pick the job-specific survey that best matches your job opening.
It's easy too: just use the Survey Selector to choose from our library of hundreds of scientifically-created surveys.
Less than 1 minute
You trigger an email to the candidate.
Now all they have to do is access SkillSurvey Reference™, enter their references and sign a waiver.
All of which can be done in English, Spanish, Chinese, German, French or Portuguese.
Less than 5 minutes
A personal email goes from the candidate to the references they entered.
It highlights the confidentiality of their responses and the signed waiver – and it’s why our response rate is as high as 85%.
The references then complete the detailed job specific survey, rating the candidate on the key competencies specific to their past job.
For unique workforce needs, there is also a customer configured workflow that lets you set the number of references or change the confidentiality requirements.
They even enter candid, verbatim feedback about the candidate.
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The ratings are then presented in our easy-to-use Reference Feedback Report.
It even shows you the managers’ feedback separately so you can weigh them accordingly.
Which means that in four quick, simple steps, you’re ready to start making better hiring decisions.
Need additional insights? There are options to add the percentile of the ratings within a norm group of like candidates.
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Your entire experience starts and ends with our recruiter dashboard.
It’s the smoothest, most informative way to manage all your candidates no matter how many job openings you’re looking over.
So you can access information about your candidates.
And view the status of their reference checks.
Then turn those reference checks into assessment reports you can use earlier in the hiring process.
And if you sent several applicants the same survey, you can use our Candidate Comparison Report to easily review all candidate information in one easy to follow report.
You can even provide your hiring manager with a behavioral-based interview guide to help them consistently interview candidates.
When you can manage your candidates with data-driven insight, the results speak for themselves:
A 95% reduction in time spent chasing references.
A 35% drop in new hires being terminated.
A drastically improved recruitment operation.
It’s why more than 90% of recruiters who use SkillSurvey Reference™ keep coming back for more.