HR is under pressure. You need to hire people faster (and keep them for longer), and improve the candidate experience – all while boosting your hiring brand.
That’s what SkillSurvey Reference® is for. It’s an online, automated referencing platform that delivers powerful insights about your candidates – whatever role they’re engaging in.
It works on any device, anywhere, and includes features like personalized step-by-step workflows, access to a huge survey library, text capability, and smart survey analytics based on over 800 million data points.
Automated, cloud-based referencing that tells you what you need to know
How to become a truly strategic partner to your hiring managers:
Improve efficiency and fill positions faster
It used to take up to a month for the University of Colorado Colorado Springs to get written letters of recommendation. Now they get online reference feedback within 48 hours.
Find the exact mix of competence and behaviors
We helped Docusign find better hires – recruiting new candidates from their references and saving tens of thousands in recruiting fees.
Tailor how reference checks are conducted for different jobs
Meet all your talent requirements all levels of employees. With insights that helped narrow their interview pool and ask better questions, Adventist Healthcare was able to fill 50 positions in 60 days.
Compare screening methods
See how an online, automated solution differs from other screening methods. Try out our comparison tool.
How SkillSurvey helps you
Speed hiring processes
Easily configure and automate referencing workflows with our job-specific surveys or your own questions – and manage everything in the cloud
Calculate your potential savings
Grow your candidate pipeline and boost your talent brand
Create custom branded opt-in pages, links and forms to recruit not just references and referrals, but also visitors to your website and careers page.
Increase pipeline quality and decrease time to fill
Get a head start on newly opened positions with a powerful talent database at the ready – then use smart dashboards to visualize the up-to-date candidate information.
Automate candidate tracking, alerts and messaging
Get notified when new leads match precise skill or location needs, flag relevant talent for future consideration, and send targeted messages to individuals or groups to promote open positions.
Maximize you recruitment technology investment
Get more value from your existing technology. We integrate with your CRM or ATS so you can work in your system of record for greater consistency, efficiency and results.
A simple workflow that makes reference checking fast and effective
Recruiter enters candidate data
Candidate enters their references
References are sent a survey to complete (and if you’re using SkillSurvey Source®, you can invite them to join your talent pool)
Data-rich reports are created for hiring decision-makers
Most references say very little. How does SkillSurvey Reference get actionable feedback from references?
At least 85% of references complete the survey and offer candid input. They do so because the system generates and sends them an email request from someone they know, the job candidate. The email includes a link to an online survey that consists of a variety of behavioral based job-specific questions (the competencies that really matter for each job). In addition to being a personal request, within the Pre-Hire 360 workflow, references are advised that all of their feedback will remain confidential and will only be provided to the hiring organization in a report that averages all of the references’ ratings.
How do you indicate results or ROI of using SkillSurvey Reference?
A study published in the International Journal of Selection and Assessment examined the correlation between pre-hire reference ratings and performance on the new job. The question asked was this, could reference feedback and ratings from the Pre-Hire 360 process truly be used to predict future work performance? According to this peer-reviewed, published research, organizations that utilize pre-hire performance data in their hiring process achieve clear benefits: Anticipate future performance – The higher the references’ performance rating, the better the supervisor performance review once on the job.
Reduced turnover – Our customers have experienced first-year turnover reductions of 35 percent. Improve satisfaction – By selecting employees with a track record of exceptional customer service as perceived by their references, overall customer satisfaction scores increased by an average of 16 percent year-over-year. To explore how these results can benefit your organization, check out our ROI calculator.
What makes SkillSurvey Source different from other online passive candidate sources?
Because a candidate’s references and referrals typically come from the same industry or job area of your candidates, this gives hiring managers a new source of targeted talent. With a growing list of high-quality candidate leads, you can spend more time working on those hard-to-fill positions and less time posting to various job boards or sifting through resumes.
How can members of my recruiting team benefit?
Recruiters can search for passive candidates based on key words or criteria as well as distance to a particular location. These searches can be saved as pipelines and Recruiters can be alerted when passive candidates opt-in that meet their search criteria, so they can reach out to them immediately.