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Staffing Plus Becomes SkillSurvey Subscriber

Date: February 15 2012

Wayne, PA – February 15, 2012 - SkillSurvey®, Inc., the inventor and leading provider of Web 2.0 reference-assessment solutions, now counts the Philadelphia-based healthcare staffing firm, Staffing Plus, among its customers using its Pre-Hire 360® software.  The tool automates the process of collecting feedback from job candidates’ references.  

Staffing Plus is a premier healthcare staffing firm that provides temporary, per diem, temp-to-hire and permanent staffing solutions for pharmacy, allied health and behavioral health professionals and now uses Pre-Hire 360® in the final stages of hiring for all of its internal positions.

“We wanted a software solution that could improve both the turnaround time for getting feedback from references and the quality of their input,” said Katrina Van Alstyne, Human Resources Manager at Staffing Plus.  “The confidential behavioral surveys are convenient for reference providers and allow them to be more honest than they generally are in phone interviews.”

Pre-Hire 360® gathers input from an applicant’s references by using behaviorally-based surveys delivered through an electronic platform.  The surveys delve into a candidate’s strengths and developmental needs based on previous job experience.  Confidential input from managers, peers, subordinates and business partners provides a multi-dimensional view of the candidate’s past performance.  The system overcomes the usual reticence of former employers because they are released from legal liability and their feedback is not personally identifiable. 

“It is very significant that a company whose business is staffing uses Pre-Hire 360® to strategically influence its own hiring,” remarked Ray Bixler, President and Chief Executive Officer of SkillSurvey.  “This is further validation that our science-based platform appeals to professionals in the staffing world who are in a good position to know what works.  We are excited that Staffing Plus has turned to our leading solutions.”

Staffing Plus also uses the exclusive SkillSurvey passive sourcing database to maintain a database of future potential candidates.  The database is automatically populated with warm candidate leads when references “opt-in” during the reference-check process to indicate an interest in hearing from Staffing Plus about openings that may interest them.  

Staffing Plus and SkillSurvey have both been named to Inc. magazine’s list of the 5000 Fastest-Growing Companies in America.
For more information, contact Scott Fuhr, director of marketing, at, or at 610-947-6300, ext. 1225.

About SkillSurvey®
, Inc.

SkillSurvey is the inventor of online reference-checking 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.  SkillSurvey was named one of the fastest-growing companies in America by Inc. magazine and is also a 2011 Deloitte Technology Fast 500™ firm.  Visit SkillSurvey at, and on Facebook and Twitter.