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New Job-Specific Pre-Hire 360® Surveys Align with Measurement of Child HCAHPS Behaviors

Wayne, PA – November 19, 2015 – SkillSurvey, the leading provider of hiring solutions to effectively recruit, hire and manage employees to drive business results, announced that it has released four new surveys in its patented Pre-Hire 360® solution designed to help healthcare organizations get more relevant insight on candidates applying for positions which involve providing care to children. The surveys will help organizations obtain reference feedback on candidates on the specific behavioral areas that impact components of the CAHPS Child Hospital Survey (Child HCAHPS) which is administered by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

“With these new pediatric surveys, SkillSurvey helps healthcare organizations make the best hiring decisions to meet the demands of today’s patient-first environment,” said Ray Bixler, President and CEO of SkillSurvey, Inc. “A child caregiver must be able to communicate in unique ways: providing care and comfort to the child while managing care and communications with the parents or guardians. It requires a very special person and our new surveys will help recruiters obtain the behavioral insight on candidates that support Child HCAHPS measures.”

There are more than 120 job-specific surveys for healthcare roles created by SkillSurvey’s analytics team of industrial-organizational psychologists. The new surveys being offered represent the job titles most specific to pediatric medicine and care. Each of the 4 new surveys contains behavioral items that align with the Child HCAHPS measure and can be found on the candidate report in a specific HCAHPS-related cluster.

  • Pediatrician
  • Registered Nurse – Neonatal Intensive-Care Unit (NICU)
  • Registered Nurse Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
  • Child Life Specialist

Through Pre-Hire 360®, hiring managers and talent acquisition teams can obtain critical information related to a candidate’s work performance based upon feedback from those who have worked with the candidate (managers, coworkers, direct reports, clients). Reference feedback reports are typically available in less than two days, and usually include responses from at least four references.

The CAHPS Child Hospital Survey (Child HCAHPS) assesses the experiences of pediatric patients (17 and younger) and their parents or guardians with inpatient care. Child HCAHPS covers most of the topics addressed by the adult version of the Hospital Survey as well as topics that are particularly relevant to pediatric care. Some focus areas of the Child HCAHPS include: attending to the care and comfort of the child; communicating with the child’s parents or guardians (about the child’s care, medications and followup once the child is discharged); and treating the child, their parents/guardians and other family members, with courtesy and respect.

About SkillSurvey®

SkillSurvey provides cloud-based solutions to help human capital management professionals manage critical points in the talent lifecycle using data and insight to more effectively recruit, hire and manage employees to drive business results. The company’s flagship solution, Pre-Hire 360®, is an award-winning, patented technology that utilizes a unique combination of behavioral science and talent analytics. SkillSurvey’s Pre-Hire 360 reference solution is scientifically proven to provide data that can be used to drive more informed hiring decisions based upon feedback provided by references on a candidate’s past job performance and an extension of Pre-Hire 360 offers a passive sourcing solution. The company also offers Credential 360®, a unique solution that helps hospitals and healthcare organizations improve revenue and get top-notch practitioners providing patient care more quickly by expediting the professional credential verification process. SkillSurvey’s cloud-based software products are being used by 1,400 companies, institutions and organizations, including 800 healthcare organizations. Visit SkillSurvey at, and on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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