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Industrial-Organizational Psychologist Carter Gibson, Ph.D., Joins SHAKER’s Insights Team

by Rosemary Sima

Industrial-Organizational Psychologist Carter Gibson, Ph.D., Joins Shaker’s Insights Team Gibson’s Statistical and Analytical Expertise to Support Shaker’s Innovative Virtual Job Tryout Technology CLEVELAND (September 29, 2015) – Shaker, the market leader in custom simulations for pre-employment testing, today announced the addition of Carter Gibson, Ph.D., as an analyst in the innovative company’s Insights Team and selection science practice. Gibson&rsquo…

SHAKER Announces Strategic Partnership with EmployeeScreenIQ

Companies Join Forces to Help Employers Recruit More Effectively and Improve Quality of Hire CLEVELAND (September 1, 2015) – Shaker, the market leader in custom simulations for pre-employment testing, today announced details of its new strategic partnership with EmployeeScreenIQ, a global provider of employment background screening services. The resulting combination of Shaker’s Virtual Job Tryout® technology and EmployeeScreenIQ’s advanced screening solutions provide the compani…

Precision Hiring Decisions: Using Simulations and Machine Learning to Improve Your Candidate Experience and Optimize Recruiting

by Rosemary Sima

Join us for an engaging and informative webinar. In conjunction with Oracle Human Capital Management Users Group (OHUG), we are proud to present: Half recruiter, half computer is the augmented reality of the modern talent acquisition professional. Technology is highly reliable with repetitive tasks, and recruiters use insight and judgement to make complex job-fit decisions. The combination of recruiter and technology creates a platform for making precise hiring decisions. Candidates wa…

Derek Mracek, PhD, Has Joined Shaker

Derek Mracek, PhD, 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, Mracek’s contributions will explore Shaker’s big data sets to identify evidence-based innovations for…

SHAKER’s Virtual Job Tryout Strong First Half of 2015

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 is committed to changing the way companies evaluate…

SHAKER to Highlight Power of Realistic Job Preview Assessments at OHUG 2015 Global Conference

by Joseph Murphy

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 8 through Thursday, June 11, 2015 at The Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas. As an Or…

SHAKER Expands Team with Jennifer Wason as Communications Specialist

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 and highly developed mix of expertise and experiences that will allow her to contribute across a range of projects a…

Jensen Mecca Joins Design-Build and Talent Anaytics Team at SHAKER

by Joseph Murphy

Talented I-O Psychologist Hired to Meet Increasing Demand for Custom Assessments, Delivery of Enhanced Candidate Experience Dr. Jensen Mecca Joins Shaker 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, establish ass…

The Wall Street Journal Talks to SHAKER about Assessment Tests

by Joseph Murphy

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 and online software, have led to more accurate results and a surge in use. Read her take on assessment testing in this we…

SHAKER to Highlight Thought Leadership in Recruiting and Assessments at 30th Annual SIOP Conference

by Joseph Murphy

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 place at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown from Thursday, April 23 – Saturday, …