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Global Approach to Reference Checking Helps Standardize Processes while Retaining Local Compliance

Wayne, PA – May 5, 2015 – SkillSurvey®, the leading provider of online reference  solutions that address critical points in the talent lifecycle, today announced that Brown-Forman Corporation’s global talent acquisition director will share how the company is powering global talent acquisition with multi-lingual reference checking in SkillSurvey’s next Hiring Experts Webinar. Brown-Forman Corporation is a world leader in the production and marketing of more than 25 wine and consumer beverage alcohol brands including Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, Southern Comfort, Finlandia, Korbel, Herradura, and others. Brown-Forman’s brands are supported by nearly 4,200 employees and sold in approximately 160 countries worldwide.

“Labor laws can be unique across the world. Using Pre-Hire 360® means we don’t have to compromise on our best practices just because we’re thinking globally,” said Arelis Correa, Global Talent Acquisition Director, Brown-Forman. “The language capabilities of Pre-Hire 360 eliminate language barriers and allow my talent acquisition team members to elicit feedback from references in their native tongue.”

Aside from using Pre-Hire 360® to streamline their reference checking and inform their interview processes, the recruiters at Brown-Forman also use reference information to guide development plans for new employees to help them be more successful.

“Brown Forman is making full use of the resources that Pre-Hire 360 provides its talent acquisition team; getting valuable reference feedback before hiring and using that feedback to successfully manage the on-boarding process,” said Michelle Reed, chief marketing officer of SkillSurvey. “We look forward to hearing how they’ve used our solution to make their global hiring program more successful.”

Key stats that will be shared during the webinar include:

  • The average candidate had five references providing feedback
  • On average, references took less than 2 days (1.74 days) to respond
  • More than half of the references opted in to Brown Forman’s passive talent community.

Learn how Brown-Forman Corporation has standardized its global reference checking processes while meeting regional requirements.  We’ll be talking to Arelis Correa, Global Talent Acquisition Director at Brown-Forman in a ‘coffee break webinar’ to find out:

  • How Brown-Forman manages differing national regulations to maintain a consistent approach to hiring
  • The way the recruiters at Brown-Forman use reference assessment data to help new joiners
  • The many bonuses of using multi-lingual reference assessments for a global operation

Tuesday, May 12 at 2:00 pm ET

This webinar is now complete. View all of our upcoming events here.

The SkillSurvey Expert Series includes client industry presentations, webinars, coffee breaks, podcasts, videos and case studies featuring SkillSurvey customers discussing how they are innovating to build more successful organizations. SkillSurvey’s goal is to provide a forum for expert advice and insight, with an emphasis on the topics that are most relevant to today’s talent acquisition leaders.

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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