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BLR® Partners with SkillSurvey to Help HR Hire Better Employees

Brentwood, TN, May 1, 2014 – BLR®, a leading provider of employment law compliance and training solutions for HR, and SkillSurvey, Inc. the inventor of Pre-Hire 360®, which recently received a U.S. Patent Notice of Allowance, are partnering to offer the Pre-Hire 360® reference assessment solution to BLR clients.

Pre-Hire 360®  is SkillSurvey’s cloud-based candidate assessment system that collects job-specific insights from 5 candidate references and provides human resources and recruiting professionals with valuable intelligence for making better hiring decisions – usually in less than 48 hours. SkillSurvey’s patented technology benchmarks assessment results against thousands of other job-seekers who have applied for the same or similar positions. It has been scientifically proven to drive better hiring decisions and predict employee success.

BLR’s expansive compliance resources and broad acceptance in the Human Resources management workflow and SkillSurvey’s comprehensive reference assessment software provide an ideal opportunity for the two companies to work together.

“Because BLR services are valued by busy HR professionals who need to understand complex federal and state regulations, and want to stay informed to ensure compliance, partnering with SkillSurvey just makes sense. Their Pre-Hire 360® reference assessment enables us to offer our customers a best in class solution for legally compliant and consistent reference checking,” says Dan Oswald, Chief Executive Officer of BLR.

“This was a natural decision given BLR’s broad customer base, expertise and reputation for easy-to-use HR management tools that focus on compliance and workplace safety,” said Ray Bixler, president and Chief Executive Officer of SkillSurvey, Inc. “This partnership will help thousands of hiring professionals make better hires by using Pre-Hire 360®.”
For more information about SkillSurvey’s reference assessment solution, visit

About BLR®—Business & Legal Resources
For over 35 years, BLR® has simplified compliance with state and federal legal requirements, helping U.S. businesses succeed. BLR® offers authoritative content, training, and practical, easy-to-use tools for the HR & employment law, workplace safety, environmental compliance, compensation & benefits, and politics & legal markets. Through our expert in-house editors and exclusive attorney network, we provide the most comprehensive, reliable state-specific information available—and we do it in all 50 states. Our award-winning information products—including training programs, events, web portals, reports and subscription services—give businesses of all sizes and industries the best tools available at affordable prices. 

BLR® products and services include the online information services,,,, and, online training system TrainingToday, TRAC360 for SPCC, and the Advanced Employment Issues Symposium. Many of BLR®’s employment law products and events are developed in conjunction with the Employers Counsel Network, an affiliation of 50 law firms, one in each state, representing management in employment law matters.

About SkillSurvey
SkillSurvey is the inventor of the Pre-Hire 360® reference assessment, which recently received a U.S. Patent Notice of Allowance. Utilizing a unique combination of behavioral science, talent analytics, and data-driven benchmarking, SkillSurvey’s Pre-Hire 360® reference assessment is scientifically proven to drive better hiring decisions and generate predictive candidate insight based upon past job performance. SkillSurvey’s integrated suite of cloud-based software products is being used by over 1,400 companies, institutions and organizations, including 800 hospitals, to reduce new hire turnover, improve job performance, attract better candidates, and drive customer and patient satisfaction. SkillSurvey has frequently been named as one of the fastest-growing companies in America by Inc. 5000 and Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500TM. Visit SkillSurvey at, and on Facebook and Twitter.


Pete McPherson
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