HealthcareSource Introduces Cloud Solution to Streamline and Improve Employment Reference Checking Process

HealthcareSource Reference Assessment brings market leading behavioral science to reference checking

WOBURN, MA – FEBRUARY 2, 2012 – HealthcareSource®, the leading provider of talent management solutions for the healthcare industry, announced today that it has released HealthcareSource Reference Assessment(sm), a cloud-based solution that automates and improves the employment reference checking process for healthcare organizations. The solution is a component of a suite of solutions for healthcare talent management that automates and improves the sourcing, screening, hiring and onboarding of healthcare talent, as well as employee performance and development.

HealthcareSource Reference Assessment automates the reference checking process. Candidates electronically invite references to respond to a brief online anonymous survey regarding the candidate’s behaviors. The results are evaluated using validated behavioral-based science to predict the behavioral fit of the candidate for the job family. The results are dramatic time-savings for HR, higher response rates on references, and lower turnover as a result of better behavioral information. The entire process is managed online and can be used standalone or in conjunction with other HealthcareSource cloud-based talent management solutions.

“Healthcare added more jobs last year than any other industry. This hiring volume takes its toll on HR departments and hiring managers − but quality of hire cannot suffer,” said Michael DiPietro, Vice President, Marketing and Product Management, HealthcareSource “By simplifying and automating the reference checking process, HealthcareSource Reference Assessment will not only reduce the administrative burden of hiring, but also help improve quality by applying proven behavioral science. Healthcare HR professionals want to contribute to cultural DNA, HCHAPS scores, accountability and alignment with organizational core values — not time-consuming tasks like checking the box on employee reference calls. This solution lets them shift their focus from tactical to strategic.”

HealthcareSource Reference Assessment will leverage the behavioral assessment science of TestSource, a HealthcareSource company, and the leading behavioral assessment for healthcare with over 700 hospital clients. “The very best health care organizations evaluate candidates on three key dimensions: (1) their ability or what they ‘can do,’ (2) their motivation or what they ‘will do,’ and (3) their experience or what they ‘have done’,” noted Dr. Frederick Morgeson, Professor and Valade Research Scholar, The Eli Broad Graduate School of Management at Michigan State University, and Scientific Advisor to HealthcareSource. “HealthcareSource has software solutions that enable organizations to assess candidates on each of these key dimensions. By using state-of-the-art behavioral assessment science across the hiring process, organizations can get a more complete picture on how the candidate will perform.”

About HealthcareSource

With over 1,700 healthcare facilities as clients, HealthcareSource is the leading provider of talent management software for the healthcare industry. Through its cloud-based solutions, HealthcareSource helps healthcare organizations source, hire, assess, and develop the best workforce possible in order to reduce costs and to improve patient satisfaction and safety. The company’s talent management software solutions include applicant tracking, onboarding, performance management, behavioral assessments, reference checking, physician recruiting, and candidate sourcing.  A private corporation, HealthcareSource focuses exclusively on the healthcare industry and consistently earns high marks for client satisfaction and retention. HealthcareSource was named 2011 category leader for Talent Management by KLAS Research. For more information, visit