SkillSurvey Webinar: How To Identify and Hire 'A' Players Who Will Drive Success

WAYNE, Penn. — October 23, 2013 — SkillSurvey(R), Inc., the inventor of Web 2.0 reference assessment solutions, will host a webinar on November 7 to show how employers can use scientifically validated assessment surveys to select top-level performers 90 percent of the time.

Entitled “How To Identify and Hire ‘A’ Players Who Will Drive Success,” the webinar will be held at 2 p.m. EDT and will focus on showing hiring managers how to greatly improve their odds of making the best hiring decisions by using quality assessment surveys, which reveal what previous managers and colleagues say about a candidate’s strengths, weaknesses and behaviors.

Webinar participants will learn:
– How to capture behavioral feedback from five references in two days for each candidate.
– How to infuse consistency, reliability and validity into each reference check.
– How to identify the developmental needs of each candidate.
– How to provide information to hiring managers that influences decisions.

Brian Gilbert, SkillSurvey’s director of business development, will present the webinar. Gilbert leads SkillSurvey’s outreach efforts in providing educational content and thought leadership to the company’s alliance partners, group purchasing organizations and national/state professional organizations, and regularly presents educational material around the country to a wide variety of audiences.

“The quality of an organization’s employees plays a tremendous role in its level of success,” Gilbert said. “For example, research shows that ‘A’ players outsell their peers by at least 48 percent in sales positions, have a more positive effect on customers, and deliver superior performance in work groups. As a result, using quality assessment surveys to improve quality-of-hire can significantly benefit any organization.”

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

Register for this complimentary webinar at

About SkillSurvey

SkillSurvey(R), 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 for more information.

Media contact:

Scott Fuhr
SkillSurvey, Inc.
610-947-6300, ext. 1225