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Shaker Achieves Validated Integration with Oracle Taleo Enterprise Cloud Service

by Joseph Murphy

Shaker, a Gold-level member of Oracle Partner Network (OPN), today announced it has achieved Oracle Validated Integration of its Virtual Job Tryout® solution with Oracle Taleo Enterprise Cloud Service, a component of Oracle Talent Management Cloud. Oracle Taleo Enterprise Cloud Service helps the largest and most demanding enterprises meet their talent management needs with global consistency and local flexibility. To achieve Oracle Validated Integration, Oracle partners are required to meet a stringent set of requirements that are based on the needs and priorities of the customers.

Shaker’s Virtual Job Tryout is an interactive pre-employment test delivering a customized employment brand message while providing organizations with the insight to identify the best qualified job candidates in less time. The solution enables candidates to “test drive” a variety of realistic demands for each position, delivered through multi-method, simulated work samples. As candidates complete the experience, their responses are captured, scored and presented in reports that predict how well the individual can perform the demands of the job.

Through this integration, Shaker clients utilizing Oracle Taleo Enterprise Cloud Service can deliver the Virtual Job Tryout to candidates directly as part of the application flow, or by invitation from the recruiter, within the Oracle Taleo Enterprise Cloud Service environment. Shaker developed this unique capability to meet increasing client demand for greater configurability in the assessment process, delivering Virtual Job Tryout in the applicant flow for high candidate volume positions and recruiter invitations for lower volume positions.

“Virtual Job Tryout was developed to be fully customizable, enabling organizations of all sizes to leverage the unrivaled configurability and strong predictive power and better candidate data from our assessments to find right-fit talent and raise quality of hire,” said SHAKER co-founder Brian Stern. “Our latest integration with Oracle Taleo Enterprise Cloud Service enables the largest and most complex organizations to use talent analytics to transform their hiring practices, deliver an improved candidate experience and provide enhanced process efficiency for all involved. SHAKER has always striven to be at the forefront of the assessment space, and we are proud to deliver this functionality within Oracle Taleo Enterprise Cloud Service.”

“Achieving Oracle Validated Integration gives our customers confidence that the integration between Shaker's Virtual Job Tryout and Oracle Taleo Enterprise Cloud Service is functionally sound and performs as tested,” said Kevin O’Brien, senior director, ISV and SaaS Strategy, Oracle. “For solutions deployed on-premise, in the cloud, or both, Oracle Validated Integration applies a rigorous technical review and test process that helps to reduce deployment risk and improves the user experience of the partner’s integrated offering.”