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Let us show you how easy it is to revolutionize reference checking at your organization using SkillSurvey: 

Deliver a better experience to job candidates

Reach references easily and get feedback that is predictive of success

 Make better hiring decisions to reduce turnover

Find a new talent pool

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Michael Mothersbaugh

VP of North America Enterprise Sales, DocuSign

“The reference feedback on candidates is a critical part of our selection process. My team knows it’s required – and not just for individual contributors. We demand to see a feedback report for every level of sales hiring.”

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Ande Kurth

Director of Human Resources, Notre Dame Federal Credit Union

“SkillSurvey Reference offers convenience, efficiency and detailed information, especially in a world where most employment reference feedback has been limited to providing only title, dates of hire and pay rate.”

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Susan Collins

Senior Manager Talent Acquisition, Talbots

“Our reference checking process puts the candidate in the driver’s seat. The quicker they influence their references to put their information in the system, the quicker we can make a decision on our final candidates.”

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Donald Klingner, PhD

Distinguished Professor in the School of Public Affairs, University of Colorado Colorado Springs

“SkillSurvey gives us objective information about a number of variables—personal and interpersonal—that relate to a faculty member’s future effectiveness as a colleague.”

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Your data is safe

Your privacy is our top concern. We will only receive the minimum personal information required to help you hire, and we secure sensitive information with industry standard protocols and technology.

SkillSurvey does not provide or sell your information to third parties and will not disclose or use your personally identifiable information except in cases outlined in our Privacy Policy, including:

  • Provide customer support in successfully completing the SkillSurvey reference checking process
  • Perform statistical analyses of user behavior and characteristics
  • Measure traffic and traffic trends at this site
  • Support the products and services provided by SkillSurvey
  • Monitor compliance with applicable laws

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What makes SkillSurvey Reference the industry-leading automated online reference-checking solution?

We’re not just automating the process of checking references, or moving online an inefficient, time-consuming, low-value, telephone process. Our patented solution is revolutionary, delivering feedback from references in a much quicker and more candid way that can be used earlier in the hiring process. The Pre-Hire 360 workflow has a growing library of hundreds of job-specific surveys designed to help the references rate the candidate on the specific behaviors that are relevant to a given job. Ratings have been validated to correlate with reduced first-year turnover for cause and better post-hire performance.

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.