SkillSurvey Reference

SkillSurvey Reference® is a patented cloud-based, data-driven solution that helps you quickly access relevant feedback from references. Much of the criteria you use in hiring decisions is limited to the information job candidates provide – so having the perspective of those who have worked with your candidates will help you better understand if they will be a fit for the position you are trying to fill. SkillSurvey’s team of I/O experts have developed a vast library of more than 500 job-specific surveys, which provide access to data that will enable you to assess candidates on the core competencies and behaviors that are key predictors of job success. Surveys support EEOC compliance and are mobile enabled for faster reference response times. On average 4 references respond per candidate (and 85% reference response rate) in less than 2 business days.

Hire smarter, faster, and more effectively. Benefits include:

  • Reduce voluntary and involuntary turnover: client research results show a 35% reduction in first-year turnover
  • 92% faster reference checking – free your teams from phone-tag, data collection and reporting tasks – so they can focus on finding more great candidates
  • 85% reference response rate from an average of 4 references per candidate in less than 2 days
  • Enhance and improve the hiring journey. Use data-driven insight and behavioral interview guides to improve the interview process and make more strategic decisions.
  • Enhance the satisfaction of hiring managers. Provide hiring managers with detailed job-specific reference feedback, candidate summaries and behavioral interview guides.
  • Tap into a new source of passive candidates with SkillSurvey Source™ by inviting references and referrals to join your talent community and discover a new, and ever-growing talent pipeline
How SkillSurvey Reference Works:

SkillSurvey is fast and easy-to-use. It takes less than a minute of your recruiter’s time to enter a candidate’s name and email and select a survey from the survey library. An automated email is sent to the candidate, asking them to add their professional references (former or current managers, co-workers, or direct reports) and asks them to sign a legal waiver. Once this step has been completed, the system sends the references an email with a link to the survey where they can provide confidential performance feedback. Once references have responded you’ll be able to access an easy-to-read candidate report that provides critical insights and can be used during the interview process.

Sample Report