Thursday, January 29, 2009

Premier Healthcare Alliance Partners with SkillSurvey

Premier Healthcare Alliance Partners with SkillSurvey

Web-based Reference Assessments Improve Quality of Hire and Lower Operating Costs.

Wayne, PA (PRWEB) April 7, 2010

SkillSurvey, Inc., the leading provider of Web 2.0 reference assessment solutions, has announced that it has been awarded two nationwide contracts with Premier healthcare alliance (Premier). Web-based reference assessments offer many advantages over reference checks via phone, and help employers to ensure quality of hire, to improve compliance, and to reduce operating costs by increasing hiring efficiencies and lowering turnover.

SkillSurvey’s Pre-Hire 360® is now part of Premier’s national portfolio, and is also the exclusive web-based reference solution awarded a contract via Premier’s ASCEND program. Premier members can now access the proven benefits of the Pre-Hire 360® reference assessment at preferred price points. These benefits include:
 Decreased operating costs by lowering employee turnover  Increased quality of hire via more informed hiring decisions  Increased quality of care and patient satisfaction resulting from better hires  Increased hiring process efficiencies by eliminating phone calls to references

As one example of these benefits, Kettering Health Network, a Premier member, recently documented avoiding 23 bad hires, in four months, as a result of SkillSurvey’s Pre-Hire 360®. Kettering calculates saving $1.75 million from these four months alone, and predicts an annualized savings of over $5 million. In these times of increased financial scrutiny for healthcare providers, these cost savings are making a real difference to the business.

“SkillSurvey is extremely pleased to be partnering with Premier,” says SkillSurvey CEO, Ray Bixler, “We have established our company as the clear leader in reference assessments. In a regulated industry like healthcare, where hiring decisions can effect patients’ lives, being able to accurately forecast a job candidate’s performance on the job, by gaining clear and confidential feedback from current and former managers and peers, is a huge improvement over the often fruitless results of doing references via telephone. Our scientifically proven approach leverages job competencies and confidential 360-degree feedback to deliver information that employers have always wanted, yet previously could not consistently acquire.”

About SkillSurvey
SkillSurvey is the leading provider of Web 2.0 reference assessment solutions that increase quality of hire and improve recruiting efficiency. Using SkillSurvey, organizations improve the quantity and quality of information they collect regarding a candidate’s past work performance, providing better information to recruiters and hiring managers as they make decisions on new hires. SkillSurvey also significantly reduces time and money spent on reference checking. This breakthrough, patent-pending approach to reference assessments is based on over 25 years of research in job competency modeling. More information is available at www. skillsurvey. com.

About Premier Inc.
The Premier healthcare alliance is more than 2,300 U. S. hospitals and 66,000 other healthcare sites working together to improve healthcare quality and affordability. Owned by not-for-profit hospitals, Premier maintains the nation's most comprehensive repository of clinical, financial and outcomes information and operates a leading healthcare purchasing network. A world leader in helping deliver measurable improvements in care, Premier works with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the United Kingdom's National Health Service North West to improve hospital performance. Headquartered in Charlotte, N. C., Premier also has offices in San Diego, Philadelphia and Washington. Follow Premier on Twitter.