SkillSurvey Webinar: How Science and Compliance Work Hand-in-Hand Within Pre-Hire Assessments

WAYNE, Penn. — December 5, 2013 — SkillSurvey(R), Inc., the inventor of online reference-checking solutions, will hold a webinar on December 17 at 2 p.m. EST to demonstrate how employers can avoid potential audits and lawsuits associated with using pre-hire assessments that aren’t legally compliant.

Entitled “How Science and Compliance Work Hand-in-Hand Within Pre-Hire Assessments,” the webinar will:
– Explain how to vet pre-hire assessments and vendors.
– Explore what makes an assessment truly statistically valid.
– Examine the pre-hire process and discuss how even seemingly harmless steps can present significant risk.
– Identify key areas most at risk for scrutiny and audits.
– Provide practical insights into key research and data findings.
– Provide a checklist of actions that attendees can immediately apply to their pre-hire processes.

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The costs of audits and lawsuits are significant. For cases related to external hiring, the average out-of-court settlement is $590,266 per Equal Employment Opportunity Commission case and $668,785 per Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs case. In situations where cases go to trial and are ruled in favor of the plaintiff, the average cost to the organization is more than $13 million.

“In light of the potential risks, it’s critical that a company work with a vendor who ensures that pre-hire assessments are done the right way,” said SkillSurvey Director of Business Development Brian Gilbert, who will present the webinar. “Specifically, companies should ask whether assessments are reviewed by industrial and organizational psychologists to be sure that they are reliable, valid and free of bias.”

Gilbert leads SkillSurvey’s outreach efforts in providing educational content and thought leadership to its alliance partners, group purchasing organizations, and national/state professional organizations. He presents educational material around the country to a wide variety of audiences.

The webinar has been approved for 1 (General) recertification credit hour toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.

About SkillSurvey

SkillSurvey is the inventor of online reference-checking solutions that improve quality-of-hire and increase recruiting efficiency. Its solutions allow recruiters and hiring managers to collect feedback from references on a candidate’s behaviors and past work performance. The information, all gathered through enterprise software and confidentially, is used to make better hiring decisions and predicts future work performance. This patent-pending approach to reference assessments is based on over 30 years of research in job competency modeling. SkillSurvey was named one of the fastest-growing companies in America by Inc. magazine. Visit SkillSurvey at, and on Facebook and Twitter.

Media contact:

Shannon Yeagley
SkillSurvey, Inc.
610-947-6300, ext. 1216