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Children’s Hospitals Using SkillSurvey ReferenceTM Pre-Hire 360 Workflow Are Getting Critical Insights from 4.5 References in Just Over a Day

More Than 100,000 Job Candidates Have Been Reference Checked Since 2015, an Increase of 40%

Berwyn, PA – July 9, 2018 – SkillSurvey, the provider of cloud-based solutions that help organizations hire with faster, more reliable insights, today announced it is experiencing strong momentum in the children’s hospital space for its online reference checking and credentialing solutions. The nation’s leading children’s hospitals and healthcare organizations that use SkillSurvey to achieve better hiring include 7 of the Top 10 Best Children’s Hospitals as named by U.S. News & World Report.

“We work closely with our healthcare clients to ensure that our surveys are meeting their unique recruiting and hiring needs. Our deep partnerships and understanding of the healthcare sector allow us to keep pace with the constantly evolving healthcare environment,” said Ray Bixler, President and CEO of SkillSurvey. “Children’s hospitals have reference checked more than 100,000 job candidates since 2015 and we’re extremely proud to help these organizations hire these very special caregivers. We expect this number to continue to grow as we work to build out our healthcare offerings and add new pediatric surveys to our roster.”

Children’s hospitals using the SkillSurvey ReferenceTM Pre-Hire 360® Workflow solution are seeing reference feedback from, on average, 4.5 references giving them fast access in just 1.4 days to a data-driven report that includes ratings from managers and peers on behavioral job-specific competencies and verbatim comments on their candidates’ areas for improvement and strengths.

“Children’s Hospital Colorado has been using SkillSurvey’s product line for 10 years now and the results have been tremendous. Starting a new reference check takes less than a minute, and most completed reports can be finalized and delivered to our hiring managers within 24-48 hours,” said Steve Elsner, Senior Recruiter / Talent Acquisition & Workforce Planning. “The training we receive from SkillSurvey allows us to help our managers interpret the data-driven results more deeply, giving them crucial insights into the soft-skills and other skills required of our team members. This information is extremely valuable as we’re making these important hiring decisions. The benefits we receive from the professional reports also provide us with forward looking developmental opportunities as they shine light on potential blind spots as our new team members assimilate, grow and advance within our organization.”

“At Seattle Children’s we have utilized SkillSurvey as an important screening tool that has really streamlined our hiring processes, especially when we have large initiatives that require us to make intelligent hiring decisions in a short amount of time. By moving reference checking earlier into our selection process, it greatly improves our recruitment efficiency,” said Bart Smith, Talent Acquisition Manager at Seattle Children’s Hospital. “Our hiring managers love it, because it allows us to have a complete and robust picture of the candidates so early on in the process, thus making it one of the key factors we use to determine who to move forward in the talent selection process.”

There are more than 150 job-specific surveys for healthcare roles created by SkillSurvey’s analytics team of industrial-organizational psychologists. Among these include those specific to pediatric medicine and care such as:

  • Child Life Specialist
  • Neonatologist
  • Pediatrician
  • Registered Nurse, NICU
  • Registered Nurse, PICU

These surveys have behavioral competency questions that align with the CAHPS Child Hospital Survey (Child HCAHPS) measure. Child HCAHPS assesses the experiences of pediatric patients (17 and younger) and their parents or guardians with inpatient care. Some of these competencies include: listening carefully; adjusting language and behavior that is appropriate for patients of all ages; and displaying compassion to patients and their families or caregivers.

In addition to SkillSurvey Reference, a growing number of children’s hospitals are using SkillSurvey Credential OnDemand®, a credentialing solution that provides medical staff services teams with tools for digital peer referencing and affiliation verification. Providers can respond to requests from any mobile device which helps organizations onboard clinicians faster as peer reference responses are delivered in just 3 days, on average.

This press release was originally published February 27, 2018 with the headline 5 of the top 10 Children’s Hospitals Are Using SkillSurvey Solutions to Make Better Hiring Decisions. The release headline has been updated to reflect new client growth.

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SkillSurvey applies the science of human behavior and harnesses the power of insights and data to create a fuller picture of the people you recruit and hire. SkillSurvey makes the referencing and credentialing process more efficient and effective — helping employers save time and money, grow revenues, and bring employees onboard faster. Visit SkillSurvey at, and on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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