Patent Number: 8,721,340

Title: System and method for evaluating job candidates

Abstract: Human resource system for collecting and analyzing survey data from reference providers identified by a job candidate for use by an employer. The system sends an electronic communication to the reference providers to request completion of survey questions and electronically receives the survey data from the reference providers, preferably through webpages. An analysis module combines the received survey data from the reference providers and generates a confidential candidate report for an employer which excludes identification of any ratings or comments by any reference providers. The system also generates customized interview probe questions for use during job interviews and coaching tactics for use after the hiring, based on the weak areas that have been identified from the completed surveys in order to assist the hiring manager to bring the new hires up to speed quickly and effectively.

Inventors: LaPasta; Douglas G. (Hawley, PA), Mincer; Martha (Milford, PA)

Assignee: Skill Survey, Inc.

International Classification: G09B 19/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/13/12018