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Presentations Explore Validity of Feedback Provided by References on Hiring Decisions and Work Outcomes; Groundbreaking Analyses of Verbatim Comments Included

Wayne, PA – April 9, 2015 – SkillSurvey, the leading provider of hiring solutions that address critical points in the talent lifecycle, and the founder of online automated reference checking, announced that members of its analytics team will make two separate presentations at the annual conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) taking place in Philadelphia, April 23-25, 2015.

“We’re very excited that, as SIOP takes place in our hometown, members of our analytics team are once again presenting groundbreaking research on data provided by references to help organizations to help organizations make their best hiring decisions,” said Ray Bixler, SkillSurvey’s CEO. “SkillSurvey remains at the forefront of innovation when it comes to data-driven insight from reference feedback.”

The SkillSurvey team is participating in the following sessions:

“Predictors of Hiring Decisions from a Standardized Reference Assessment.”  presented by Dr. Cynthia Hedricks, Chief Analytics Officer at SkillSurvey.  The SkillSurvey analytics team used data from standardized reference assessments (N=3,000 applicants) to examine quantitative (overall score, reference response rate) and qualitative (text) data as predictors of hiring decisions. Authors:  Cynthia Hedricks, PhD, Chet Robie, PhD, Leigh Puchalski, and Disha Rupayana, PhD.

“Beyond Mining: Harnessing the Power of Text Data.” Dr. Disha D. Rupayana will lead and present in a symposium that includes four scientific papers.  SkillSurvey’s practitioners will present the following paper:  “Qualitative vs. Quantitative Data for Predicting Outcome: Focus on Conscientiousness.”  Authors:  Disha Rupayana, PhD, Leigh Puchalski, and Cynthia Hedricks, PhD.

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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