There are a variety of employment tests used to evaluate an applicant’s skills, competencies and personality traits. Unfortunately most of them pose significant challenges. First, applicants take the test themselves, and with the advent of most tests now being done online, one must hope that the applicant is not getting any help from a friend or even the Internet, where the answers might be posted. Second, most tests allow the applicant to judge their own skills and behaviors. There are even more challenges including bias and adverse-impact, yet these first two challenges are unavoidable for you if you use a test in your hiring process. SkillSurvey Reference allows others to offer their points-of-view on a job applicant.
Specifically, SkillSurvey Reference allows you to obtain and manage job-specific feedback from a candidate’s former managers, co-workers and direct reports. This insight can be obtained confidentially, typically in less than two days, and when the data has been utilized by a company, has been scientifically validated to be more predictive than traditional “self” assessments.
SkillSurvey isn’t just about checking references and credentials, we’re about applying the science of human behavior and harnessing the power of data and insights to help organizations hire the right people for every role.
SkillSurvey Reference® provides immediately useful insights so you can make better hiring decisions and SkillSurvey Source® offers new ways to build your talent pool. And for healthcare organizations, SkillSurvey Credential OnDemand® helps healthcare organizations onboard skilled practitioners faster with digital peer referencing. We help more than 1,400 companies, institutions, and organizations—including 800 healthcare organizations—harness the power of a-ha when they’re hiring.