Reference checking can be a real drag…endless rounds of phone tag to connect with references just to have them tell you they can only provide dates of employment or a candidate’s title. However, it doesn’t have to be this way. We’ve put together 99 reasons to rethink how – and why – you should incorporate an automated, online solution that provides fast and predictive feedback on your candidates into your hiring process.

REASON #1

We definitely have more reasons than our competitors.
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REASON #2

Get reference feedback in less than two days.

REASON #3

Our process ensures consistency across all job candidates.
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REASON #4

Our customers reach an average of 4 to 5 references in less than two days.

REASON #5

1995 is calling, it wants its voicemail back.

REASON #6

6 out of 8 Ivy League institutions use SkillSurvey to assess candidates.

REASON #7

7 of the top 10 largest staffing firms use SkillSurvey solutions to help them place more great candidates.
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REASON #8

Our surveys help you access those hard to measure soft skills.
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REASON #9

We’re the only reference checking solution provider to publish results in a peer-reviewed scientific journal.
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REASON #10

7 of the top 10 children’s hospitals use SkillSurvey.
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REASON #11

15 of the Top 20 Hospitals named by US News & World Report use SkillSurvey solutions.

REASON #12

It’s predictive. Our client results show a 35% reduction in first-year turnover.

REASON #13

We help you recruit top healthcare providers.

REASON #14

Compare candidates’ feedback in one simple report.

REASON #15

It’s digital. You can reach candidates and their references via text or email.

REASON #16

With IP-tracking, you know if a reference is real.

REASON #17

We like big data … and we cannot lie.

REASON #18

“Can’t meet clear expectations.” – real verbatim comment.
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REASON #19

We help you find great people.

REASON #20

Recruiter.com named us a “top 10” tech tool staffing firms should adopt!
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REASON #21

With SkillSurvey, you can be sure reference checking is not skipped, or done ad hoc.

REASON #22

Feedback from SkillSurvey shows no bias based on gender or race.

REASON #23

Reference check your way with a configurable workflow.

REASON #24

Ignorance is bliss…except when it comes to your next candidate.

REASON #25

A modern HR Tech Stack includes online reference checking as a best practice.
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REASON #26

A survey without science behind it is as effective as a pop-quiz!

REASON #27

We love our clients!

REASON #28

Better yet, our clients love us!
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REASON #29

Our free trial is actually free.
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REASON #30

Because crystal balls don’t exist. 

REASON #31

It’s a better experience for everyone – recruiters, candidates and references!

REASON #32

Because past performance is the best predictor of future success.

REASON #33

Because no one wants a repeat of Jeanne from engineering…

REASON #34

iCIMS Customers can integrate both reference feedback and newly sourced candidates.

REASON #35

We invented automated reference checking and have patents to prove it.
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REASON #36

Supports compliance with EEOC.

REASON #37

We have great partnerships.

REASON #38

We integrate with your ATS or CRM to make it easy and improve compliance.
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REASON #39

Because rose colored glasses aren’t flattering on a recruiter.

REASON #40

Access 400+ job-specific surveys that ask the right questions.

REASON #41

We integrate with Bullhorn to make you more efficient.

REASON #42

We were rated a “Top Workplace” in Philadelphia.
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REASON #43

We’ve put together an awesome playlist of songs about reasons.
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REASON #44

It’s transparent. Candidates know their references are being contacted.

REASON #45

Reference feedback helps speed onboarding.

REASON #46

It provides an easy way to build your brand.

REASON #47

We know what a purple squirrel is and where to find it.
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REASON #48

Background screens are different than reference checks and don’t typically cover abilities.
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REASON #49

We know what it’s like to recruit – and even have some tips.
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REASON #50

We’re a six-time honoree on the Inc. 5000 list!

REASON #51

Need to build your talent pipeline? Yep, we can help with that too.
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REASON #52

It saves recruiters time. It takes just five minutes to enter a candidate.

REASON #53

We’re flexible people – and so is our solution.

REASON #54

It’s a fact –  54% of employers said they caught a lie on a resume.*
*Source: CareerBuilder survey

REASON #55

Our integration with PeopleAdmin helps recruiters in higher education expedite hiring process.
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REASON #56

Interviews favor outgoing, smooth-talkers who may not be the best.

REASON #57

It enhances interviews by providing areas to ask the candidate about.
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REASON #58

Our healthcare clients are shown to have statistically higher HCAHPS scores

REASON #59

You can reach references no matter what language they speak.

REASON #60

We know healthcare. We have hundreds of surveys available for clinical and non-clinical positions.
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REASON #61

“Needs to handle stress in a different manner.” – real verbatim comment

REASON #62

We’re accessible – come visit us at a conference near you!
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REASON #63

That HR person you were routed to by phone never even met the candidate.

REASON #64

Our survey library was developed by a team of I/O psychologists.
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REASON #65

We deliver some serious ROI in reduced turnover costs and time spent reference checking.
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REASON #66

“She easily establishes rapport with patients and families from diverse backgrounds. ” –  real verbatim comment.

REASON #67

No one knows a candidate better than their former peers.

REASON #68

When employees don’t work out, it’s usually because of their soft skills.

REASON #69

“I lied in my interview,” said no candidate ever.

REASON #70

Deliver a data-driven report to hiring managers and become a recruiting superstar.
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REASON #71

We have the best help desk in the biz.

REASON #72

Online reference checking can help reduce hidden bias during the hiring process.
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REASON #73

You’ll never have to look for those lost call notes again.

REASON #74

Get a better picture of your candidate’s emotional intelligence.

REASON #75

It’s easy to hear from both managers and co-workers so you get diverse perspectives.
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REASON #76

Ethics and character don’t always show up on a resume.

REASON #77

Because reference checking should be less complicated than bitcoin.

REASON #78

With our job-specific surveys, you don’t need to worry about inappropriate questions.

REASON #79

Staffing and recruiting professionals can generate more warm leads.

REASON #80

We help hospitals credential and peer reference clinicians smarter with SkillSurvey Credential OnDemand
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REASON #81

It’s efficient… because who doesn’t like time back in their day?

REASON #82

You get more feedback and can set a minimum number of references to reach.

REASON #83

It’ll bring new meaning to finding a needle in a haystack.

REASON #84

It’s the sign of a leader – 84% of executives reference check, compared to 70% of others.
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REASON #85

We know how to ask the right questions.
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REASON #86

The reference never called you back because [insert excuse here].

REASON #87

We work hard…
SEE OUR TEAM

REASON #88

…and we play hard
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REASON #89

You can ask references if they’re interested in joining your talent network.

REASON #90

We make good drinks and have the best recipe for talent…

REASON #91

It sends a message that you’re a modern day recruiter.

REASON #92

Because the information you get from past managers is priceless.
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REASON #93

We have an in-house team of expert I/O psychologists.

REASON #94

It’s great for pinpointing the areas that a candidate needs to improve.

REASON #95

We have a lot of team pride…
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REASON #96

Our client relations directors have great dance moves (we know, we’ve seen them).

REASON #97

It helps you hire candidates who will stick.

REASON #98

Our employees believe in giving back to our communities.

REASON #99

There are even more reasons…
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