Caliper Partners with SkillSurvey to Enhance Assessment Suite

Combined solutions allow hiring managers to increase quality of hire while mitigating placement risk

Berwyn, PA, May 17, 2007 --( Caliper, a leader in human resources consulting and assessment, and SkillSurvey, the pioneer in web-based reference checking have announced a strategic partnership for the recruiting market.

The two firms' offerings will help third-party and corporate recruiters increase placements and ensure job candidates have the skills required to succeed.

Caliper is an international management consulting firm that, for nearly a half-century, has assessed the potential of more than two million applicants and employees for over 25,000 companies around the world. Headquartered in Princeton, with a dozen offices worldwide, Caliper consults with executives from Johnson & Johnson, Avis and some of the fastest-growing smaller companies around the world on hiring, employee development, performance management, team building, executive coaching, succession planning and organizational performance.

SkillSurvey delivers on-demand reference checking via a proprietary online process. The technology enables employers to efficiently, economically and effectively review applicants' professional references using a 360 approach for assessing past performance. SkillSurvey's confidential format, as well as 24/7 accessibility, increases response rates by an average of 50 percent over phone references and yields more useable information. Recruiters save time, reach more references, and with 360-feedback, are able to increase accuracy of hiring decisions.

Herb Greenberg, president and chief executive officer of Caliper, said, "We are proud to partner with SkillSurvey, which brings the same level of accuracy, objectivity and depth to reference checking that Caliper brings to assessing and uncovering an applicant or employee's potential. The closeness and depth of our relationship with our clients is what has been at the heart of Caliper's consulting approach, and SkillSurvey allows us to strengthen those relationships."

"An organization's long-term success means focusing on 'quality of hire' – getting the right person in the right position at the right time," said Ray Bixler, president and chief executive officer at SkillSurvey. "The synergy between Caliper's assessments and SkillSurvey's on-demand reference checking offers hiring managers an objective and highly predictive tool set for addressing this challenge."

About SkillSurvey
SkillSurvey is the leading provider of online 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 performance, resulting in a significant reduction in 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. To learn more, visit or contact them at

About Caliper
For nearly a half-century, Caliper has consulted with over 25,000 companies on improving every aspect of their talent management—from selection through succession. The depth of the relationships they develop with clients is at the heart of their consulting approach. The company's focus is on providing tangible improvements in the performance of individuals and the companies they work for.

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SkillSurvey, Inc.

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