SkillSurvey Shares Reference-Checking Best Practices in Upcoming Webinar

WAYNE, Penn. — Aug. 31, 2011 — Talent acquisition professionals, HR leaders and HRIS/shared services professionals are invited to discover a better way to manage the time-consuming and frustrating task of checking candidate references.

Reference assessment solutions expert SkillSurvey®, Inc., will reveal best practices in reference checking in their September 14 webinar, “How to Improve Quality-of-Hire and Efficiency Using Web 2.0 Reference-Checking,” from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. EDT.

The webinar will discuss a new online reference-checking system that improves hiring strategy by obtaining information about behaviors and skills that scientifically predict a candidate’s success for the position. Attendees will learn:

-How to improve quality-of-hire immediately.

-How to improve reference-checking efficiency by 85 percent.

-How to infuse consistency, reliability and validity into each reference check.

-How to improve passive sourcing.

Jack Kramer, vice president of field operations for SkillSurvey, will lead the webinar. Kramer has helped human resources leaders at hundreds of corporations, including Fortune 1000 firms, improve their quality-of-hire, increase their recruiting efficiency and implement hiring best practices. He is an expert at leveraging technology to drive behavioral reference-checking programs.

“Candid feedback on candidates can be hard to come by, but it’s essential to the hiring process,” said Kramer. “This approach aggregates truly useful information on candidates’ behaviors, skills and developmental needs, turning reference-checking into reference-assessment—for a whole new level of accuracy and efficiency in hiring.”

The webinar has been approved for one (General) recertification credit hour toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.

Registration information for the complimentary webinar is available at

About SkillSurvey

SkillSurvey®, Inc. is the inventor of Web 2.0 reference assessment solutions that increase recruiting efficiency and improve quality-of-hire. Its Web-based programs allow recruiters and hiring managers to collect feedback from references on a candidate’s behaviors and work performance. The information, all gathered electronically, is used to make better hiring decisions. This patent-pending approach to reference assessments is based on over 30 years of research in job competency modeling. Visit

Media contact:

Scott Fuhr
SkillSurvey, Inc.
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