SkillSurvey Webinar To Show How Science and Compliance Work Together Within Pre-Hire Assessments

WAYNE, Penn. — March 12, 2014 — SkillSurvey(R), Inc., the inventor of online reference-checking solutions, will hold a webinar on March 26 at 2 p.m. EST to demonstrate how employers can properly vet pre-hire assessments and vendors, so that they select assessments that will help them hire the best talent and avoid those that aren’t legally compliant and potentially could subject them to costly audits and lawsuits.

Titled “They Blinded Me With Compliance!: How Science and Compliance Work Hand-in-Hand Within Pre-Hire Assessments,” the webinar will:
– Explore what makes an assessment truly statistically valid.
– Examine the pre-hire process and discuss how 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.

Register for this complimentary webinar at:

The costs of audits and lawsuits that can arise from choosing an “off-the-shelf” assessment that isn’t legally compliant are significant. For cases related to external hiring, the average out-of-court settlement is $590,266 per Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) case and $668,785 per Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) 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.

“There’s no denying that choosing a quality assessment is imperative,” said SkillSurvey Director of Business Development Brian Gilbert, who will present the webinar. “While quality pre-hire assessments that are implemented properly can generate significant returns by helping predict future job performance, turnover and cultural fit, those assessments that aren’t scientifically validated or legally compliant can negatively impact an organization in many ways.”

Gilbert regularly provides thought-leadership content that shows HR professionals how they can improve quality-of-hire and increase recruiting efficiency. Among the firms he has helped are eBay, McDonald’s and GlaxoSmithKline. Previously, he led the development of a social media community at that brought together more than 50,000 HR professionals to share ideas.

About SkillSurvey

SkillSurvey is the inventor of Pre-Hire 360(R) Performance Assessments. SkillSurvey’s predictive talent analytics software makes it easy to collect and analyze job performance data that lead to better hiring decisions. And because its surveys isolate the proven success predictors for each job, they actually measure what matters.

The information, all confidentially gathered through enterprise software, is used to make better hiring decisions, predict future work performance, and improve recruiter efficiency. This patent-pending approach to reference assessments is based on over 30 years of research in job competency modeling. Visit SkillSurvey at

Media contact:

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