Quality of Hire Blog

Talent Board names 2017 Candidate Experience Award winners

Talent Board recently named the winners of the 2017 North American Candidate Experience (CandE) Awards. More than 200 companies registered to participate in the 2017 North American CandE Awards program, which collected data about experiences of over 180,000 job candidates. The 50 winners were found to provide their job candidates with an exemplary candidate experience, as described by the candidates themselves. Multiple Shaker clients were on the winner's list. Shaker clients have been…

Shaker adds Chantale Wilson, PhD, to Design-Build team

Chantale Wilson recently joined Shaker as an associate on the company’s Design-Build team, bringing extensive experience in designing assessments and simulations for selection and training. “In addition to her experience analyzing unstructured performance data and conveying technical information to a wide range of audiences, Chantale brings to Shaker an open and friendly personality and a willingness to tackle exciting new challenges in the selection field,” said Jense…

Shaker welcomes data analyst Nicole Petersen, PhD

Shaker is pleased to welcome industrial-organizational (I-O) psychologist Nicole Petersen as an analyst on our Design-Build team. Petersen brings a broad range of experience in complex analysis and data interpretation using advanced statistical and research methodologies for the design, development, and validation of assessments. “Nicole’s qualifications with big data stood out immediately,” said Daly Vaughn, Shaker managing associate and team leader. “The natur…

Are you a Luddite Recruiter? Here’s how to find out

by Joseph Murphy

In protest of labor-saving machines in the textile industry, Ned Ludd supposedly busted up a few knitting machines in the 1770s. Jump forward a hundred years to a group of self-described Luddites smashing machines during the Industrial Revolution. In both cases, people were protesting and resisting the emergence of technology that made work more efficient, more precise, more effective. Take the test to find out When it comes to recruiting technology, are you an adopter or a Luddite Re…

Webinar: The Economics of Hiring Smarter

Join Shaker executive vice president Joseph P. Murphy and the CFO Alliance for the free webinar Who Owns the Budget for Staffing Waste? The Economics of Hiring Smarter on August 16 at 2:00 p.m. to acquire the tools and practices you need to understand and take control of staffing waste, recruiter efficiency, and new hire productivity. Every bad hire creates waste and rework. Realizing return on investment in staffing process improvement relies on understanding three value stream…

Find out what talent challenges are on the horizon

by Jen Wason

For the last 15 years Shaker has been on the front lines of examining how the intersection of technology and selection science can transform the way hiring decisions are made. We continue to be committed to scrutinizing trends, challenging industry assumptions, and leading the way in emerging models of practice by creating groundbreaking talent acquisition solutions for our clients and their candidates. Shaker will join senior talent management leaders at the 13th Annual Future of …

Does recruiter experience matter? What winners do differently

Join Shaker executive vice president and Talent Board board member Joseph P. Murphy for a complimentary webinar that will provide insight into why rethinking recruiter experience can change the way you make hiring decisions. Register today for this 30-minute installment of Talent Board’s Dog Days of Summer Webinar Series to take place on August 9 at 1:30 p.m. You will learn: How assessments impact recruiting workloads and candidate rejection What types of assessment content p…

Casting for candidates in the talent pond

by Jen Wason

It’s summertime. For some, this season of reputed leisure means lazy days spent in pursuit of retrieving fish from their natural habitats. Landing the right person for the right role can feel as elusive as the giant blue marlin that would award you with the greatest fish story of all time. Sometimes you get lucky with a great catch—or, once again, find yourself resigned to the disappointment of the one that got away. But those in the know realize there’s more to bei…

Candidate experience can be your difference maker

At a recent Candidate Experience Workshop, Colleen Geyer, Talent and Community Ambassador at Pillar Technology, was galvanized by learning about the value of focusing on the candidate experience brings. The economy is nearing full employment, meaning the competition for talent is heating up and job seekers can be more discerning when making a career move. Candidates size up your organization based on their experience applying for a job. A well-crafted and intentional candidate experie…

Shaker to share mobile assessment secrets at IPAC 2017 Conference

Last year, for the first time in history, the number of people accessing the web via a mobile device surpassed desktop traffic, evidence for the recruiting and assessment industries that it's more essential than ever to adapt to the new, mobile-first reality. Shaker is a silver sponsor of the International Personnel Assessment Council 2017 Conference, and we're bringing along our leading-edge Virtual Job Tryout (VJT) to show how recruiting professionals can take their practices to …