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The Evolution of Reference-Checking into a Strategic Hiring Solution

Topic:
The Evolution of Reference-Checking into a Strategic Hiring Solution
Date:
April 26, 2012 at 3:00 - 4:00 PM ET
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Description
Research from SHRM shows that 96% of HR professionals conduct reference-checks, yet less than 25% of those checks are able to produce adequate information beyond employment verification. This session will examine why reference-checking has not been effective traditionally, and then will shine fresh light onto its modern-day evolution as an opportunity to collect 360-degree feedback that predicts performance and retention.

Improve your entire hiring strategy by obtaining information about a candidate’s behaviors and skills before the hire. Leverage the feedback from references to guide the hiring manager’s interviews and to plan on-boarding and development programs. Gain an understanding of the newest scientific research from industrial-organizational psychologists supporting the reliability, compliance and validity of online reference-checking, as presented at the 24th annual SIOP conference.

Also, see an overview of how this technology infuses consistency into each reference-check, obtains scores that identify developmental needs of candidates, and captures open comments from references about a candidate’s strengths and weaknesses.

Learn how to improve quality-of-hire by:

•       Getting behavioral feedback from 4 or more references in less than 2 days for each candidate
•       Comparing results for multiple candidates
•       Avoiding the 10-15% of candidates who may become bad-hires

Learn how reference-checking allows HR executives, recruiters and hiring managers to document savings of thousands of dollars in salaries and hiring costs by avoiding candidates who are not a good fit. Users of the technology receive a report showing which candidates have desirable behaviors and skills for a particular opening. Obtain new strategies for best-practices that reposition the reference-check as a strategic element of the hiring process, not a just a check-off item during the hiring process.

Who should attend? Recruiters, HR executives, talent-acquisition professionals, and HRIS and shared services specialists.
Who Should Participate
Recruiters, HR executives, talent-acquisition professionals, and HRIS and shared services specialists.
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Recommended Resources
1) Seeing Behind the Mask article, HR Magazine: http://go.skillsurvey.com/201102_HRMagazine. 2) Selecting High-Performers in High-Tech case study: http://go.skillsurvey.com/rt_high_tech. 3) Automated Reference Checking: Better Intel in a Fraction of the Time, Bloomberg: http://go.skillsurvey.com/art_bloomberg. 4) When Ignorance is Not Bliss article, HR Pulse: http://go.skillsurvey.com/GwinnettCS.
Categories
Benefits
Compensation
Human Resources Management
Staffing and Recruitment
Core HR: Payroll for HR and HRIS
Leadership
Workforce Planning and Analytics
Recruitment Process Outsourcing
Quality of Hire
What You Will Learn
Learn how to improve quality-of-hire by: • Getting behavioral feedback from 4 or more references in less than 2 days for each candidate • Comparing results for multiple candidates • Avoiding the 10-15% of candidates who may become bad-hires
Sponsored by
SkillSurvey, Inc.
SkillSurvey, Inc.
Candidate reference-assessment and sourcing tools. Improve recruiting efficiency, get feedback on candidates' behaviors and avoid low-scoring applicants.
Presented by
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Jack Kramer
SkillSurvey, Inc.

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