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See us at SIOP 2017

You're sure to see us around this year's event as presenters, attendees, and exhibitors. The annual conference connects industrial and organizational psychology (I-O) professionals with the latest innovations and best practices to emerge in the field related to improving employee selection, performance, and retention.A Diamond Partner of SIOP 2017, Shaker will play a prominent role in the event. Visit Shaker at Booth 200 to get a closer look at our Virtual Job Tryout technology. We're al…

Meet Team Shaker: Daly Vaughn, Managing Associate

What is your role at Shaker?As a project manager, I lead our Design-Build team in the creation of Virtual Job Tryout systems for numerous clients. This entails managing all aspects of project delivery and implementing organization-wide infrastructure improvements to maximize team talent and optimize measureable business outcomes. I know Shaker’s build processes inside and out and how to use the powerful resources and analysis available to us from the Insights team to make every cli…

Meet Team Shaker: Noelle Frantz, Associate

What is your role at Shaker?I work on Shaker’s Design-Build team. I began with Shaker as an intern and had the opportunity to learn the ins and outs of the company’s processes with the help of everyone in the office. I was lucky to get a taste of the consultant experience without having to take on a full-time load. I was able to jump on different projects where needed, learning a little from each consultant along the way. By the time I started as a full-time consultant, I was…

Learning & Development in the Age of Pokémon Go

Dick's Sporting Goods is a Shaker client. Founded in 1948, Dick's is a Fortune 500 American corporation in the sporting goods and retail industries. We recently sat down with Patty Beard, vice president of Learning and Organizational Development for Dick's, to get her thoughts on the field. What are a few key lessons you have learned along the way in your career? Know your trade, know your business, but most of all know yourself. I often am asked what I believe to be the m…

You Deserve Better: The Value of Change

by Jen Wason

Many recruiters are familiar with the strain of too many candidates to screen and too many positions to fill. Science-based assessment can provide relief from time-to-fill pressures by providing faster access to better candidates, HR authority Andy Passen explains, promoting sound selection science as the best foundation for easier and better hiring outcomes over the long term.Passen is former executive vice president of human resources at Forest City Realty Trust, a Cleveland-based prop…

Meet Team Shaker: Mike Reeves, Senior Associate

by Jen Wason

Senior Associate Mike Reeves enjoys working with some of Shaker’s most cutting-edge, high-profile clients.Reeves knows clients have high expectations for creating groundbreaking candidate experiences—so does he and every one of Shaker’s skilled selection scientists. He values working with gifted client teams and forging the partnerships that push everyone on both sides of a project to accomplish something they never have before. “They are so smart,” Reeves s…

Psy-ound Bites from SIOP

by Jen Wason

This multi-part column will spotlight noteworthy reflections on Shaker’s 2016 SIOP Annual Conference experience. “After being left for dead by I-Os back in the late ‘80s, vocational interests are enjoying a comeback. Recent meta-analyses (2011, 2012) have shown a link between vocational interests and both job performance and satisfaction, making the use of vocational interests in recruiting and selection likely to grow. Sure enough, O*NET says an I-O psychologist is ch…