Lessons from Lake Wobegon and Quality of Hire

September 2nd, 2015 by Joseph Murphy

“…and the children are all above average.”  Wouldn’t be great if you could say that about your candidates?  Garrison Keillor’s famous ending line to his Lake Wobegon monologues offers us an opportunity to ponder how that idea can be applied to our mental model for HR Analytics and practices for staffing process improvement. Let’s begin with […]

Derek Mracek, Ph.D., Has Joined SHAKER

August 20th, 2015 by Rosemary Sirna

Derek Mracek, Ph.D., has joined SHAKER’s Research and Development, and Client Insights teams as an analyst. Mracek will utilize his selection science experience to conduct talent analytics and document business impact from hiring data. In addition, he will work on new product design for talent acquisition. Working with the R&D and Client Insights teams simultaneously, […]

We are pleased to share details of our strong momentum gained throughout the first half of 2015. Among SHAKER’s successes during this period include the addition of multiple new Fortune 100 clients, expanded relationships with existing clients, key staff appointments, enhancements to its Virtual Job Tryout functionality and growing recognition of our expertise in the pre-employment assessments field. […]

SHAKER announced that Jennifer Wason has joined the innovative company as communications specialist. In her role, Wason will be responsible for providing quality oversight on the technical writing and documentation for the company’s Virtual Job Tryout solutions. “Jennifer is a great discovery who clearly stood out among the candidates we considered. She brings a unique […]

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Company to Present Session on How to Empower Recruiters with Custom Assessments, Exhibit Cutting-edge Pre-employment Testing Solutions as Event Sponsor CLEVELAND, Ohio (June 4, 2015) – SHAKER, the market leader in custom simulations for pre-employment testing, today announced details of its participation in the Oracle HCM Users Group (OHUG) 2015 Global Conference, taking place from Monday, June […]

Talented I-O Psychologist Hired to Meet Increasing Demand for Custom Assessments, Delivery of Enhanced Candidate Experience SHAKER, the market leader in custom simulations for pre-employment testing, today announced the addition of industrial-organizational psychologist Jensen Mecca, Ph.D., to complement the company’s growing Virtual Job Tryout® technology Design-Build Team, which collaborates with clients to define job demands, […]

A new breed of pre-hire assessment tests is a lot harder for test-takers to outsmart says Lauren Weber at The Wall Street Journal, thanks to a combination of sophisticated technology, web-based distribution, and advances in behavioral science. Furthermore, she explores the automation of the job application process, observing that the combination of powerful data tools […]

Experts to Present 10 Educational Sessions; Company to Exhibit and Sponsor Conference Events CLEVELAND, Ohio (April 15, 2015) – SHAKER, the market leader in custom simulations for pre-employment testing, today announced details of its extensive thought leadership at the Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology’s 30th Annual Conference, SIOP 2015. The three-day event will take […]

Sirna to Lead Team Focused on Maintaining Quality Standards for Company’s Innovative Virtual Job Tryout Solution CLEVELAND (April 1, 2015) – SHAKER, the market leader in custom simulations for pre-employment testing, today announced that Rosemary Sirna has been promoted to manager of Client Services, where she will be responsible for quality assurance for all Virtual […]

Mobile Assessments: Is Your Organization Ready?

February 13th, 2015 by Joseph Murphy

More and more companies today rely on assessments to evaluate their job candidates and make well-informed, data-based hiring decisions. At the same time, a rapidly growing number of candidates are using their mobile devices to learn about employers and their open positions. As the job search continues to go more mobile, and candidates expect to […]