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Shaker offers the only job tryout technology that combines selection science, predictive modeling, and over a decade of proven results

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What Sets Shaker’s Technology Apart

Science

IMPLEMENT THE SCIENCE OF SELECTING GREAT EMPLOYEES
Great hiring comes from Big Insights. Shaker is one of the largest employers of PhD selection scientists dedicated exclusively to talent analytics and custom assessment development. This collective brainpower means you can rest easy and rely on the team at Shaker to help you predict on-the-job performance based on the behaviors and metrics that matter most. Your talent acquisition team will be able to use our experts’ big insights to make great hiring decisions for your company. 

Experience

DELIVER AN EXPERIENCE THAT CREATES FOLLOWERS
Your applicants may be your customers, and their candidate experience impacts their view of your organization. The philosophy of providing a superlative hiring experience that includes treating applicants respectfully and fairly is critical. The Virtual Job Tryout delivers an experience that will leave a favorable impression of your brand: over 90% of candidates say they would refer others based upon their experience. By extending a favorable impression of your brand, the Virtual Job Tryout has the potential to compel candidates to promote career opportunities with your company that can result in a viral effect for your talent pool. 

Results

DOCUMENT BOTTOM-LINE IMPACT
Do not just evaluate your candidates, assess how your selection process is working. Until you measure how successful you are at hiring the right candidates, you will never know what you might be missing. That is why every Virtual Job Tryout we deploy has your bottom line in mind. Our results will deliver meaningful results for your business in measures of both time and money. Shaker’s technology will help you cut your time to hire, reduce turnover, and increase new-hire performance. CASE STUDIES

Science

Our Philosophy

  • Selection science practices must conform to professional standards and legal requirements
  • Relevant data is more valuable than random data
  • Experiment design determines success

Multimethod Assessment

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Multimethod Assessment

Multi-method assessment is designed to mirror the complexity of the job, delivering full evaluation of job fit across a range of performance demands. Candidates learn about the job through simulated work scenarios and job-relevant exercises, and you obtain a thorough appraisal of their performanceWell-designed multimethod assessments engage and educate candidates and provide them with an opportunity to demonstrate their abilities.

Talent Analytics Maturity

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Talent Analytics Maturity

Predictive modeling requires two forms of data: assessment responses and your performance metrics. We use your data to calibrate scoring. These metrics precisely differentiate candidates and accurately identify potential for success on the job. Our scoring algorithms are fair to your diverse candidate pool, analyzing any potential adverse impact. This rigor helps us quickly and correctly find the best fit for you.

Scientific Rigor

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Scientific Rigor

Establishing job relevance for assessments begins with job analysis. Your subject matter experts, leaders, and current employees provide data on what it takes to succeed. This means your data, not random data, is the foundation for validation analysis and scoring to define accurate job fit and culture match. Our process is built upon exacting methodology and thorough documentation, ensuring fairness and defensibility. We stand behind the quality of our science.

Experience

Our Philosophy

  • Experience matters
  • Decision quality depends on data quality 
  • Candidates are decision makers, too 
  • Technology should enhance the experience, not detract from it

Candidate Experience

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Candidate Experience

Candidates want an opportunity to demonstrate their talents and employers want to assess their fit for the job and company. We believe applicants should find the assessment process a meaningful two-sided information exchange facilitated by interactive exercises, career value propositions, and culture insights. Providing an experience calibrated to the eventual role ensures both sides are in a position to evaluate fit and compatibility. 

Recruiter Experience

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Recruiter Experience

Recruiters have a big task: make great hiring decisions. Every executive knows the quality of the decision depends on the quality of the data behind it. Selection science provides recruiters with evidence-based decision support. Virtual Job Tryout technology adds to consistency and reliability in decision quality across dispersed talent acquisition teams with different levels of recruiting competence. Let science and technology make your recruiters’ lives easier.

Integrated Technology

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Integrated Technology

Seamless and reliable transactions simplify the recruiting process. Candidates want easy access, clear instructions, and confidence in the data capture. Recruiters want tools to quickly rank, review, and isolate best-fit candidates. Virtual Job Tryout technology seamlessly integrates with many applicant tracking systems, including Oracle/Taleo, IBM/KBR, iCIMS, Workday, ADP/VirtualEdge, PayChex/MyStaffingPro, PeopleFluent, and PeopleSoft/eRecruit.

Results

Our Philosophy

  • Its not about the test
  • Assessment implementation provides the foundation and assembles the metrics for documenting change over time and calculating return on investment
  • Objective and relevant data increase decision speed
  • Determining good job fit improves retention
  • Predictive modeling anticipates performance

Operational Efficiency

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Operational Efficiency

Interviews are the most expensive and time-consuming component of the selection process. Virtual Job Tryout technology reduces interview-to-hire ratios and increases time spent with high-value applicants. Clients often document a 25% to 35% reduction in phone screening and up to a 40% reduction in face-to-face interviews. You can, too. Contact us to receive your copy of the Interview Efficiency Calculator.

Staffing Waste and Rework

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Staffing Waste and Rework

Early new-hire turnover wastes sourcing, screening, on-boarding time, and training dollars. Locating replacement hires also creates rework! Both are expensive and time consuming for your business. Virtual Job Tryout technology consistently helps reduce 90-day turnover. Use our interactive Staffing Waste ROI Calculator to estimate the economic impact of staffing waste for your business.

Performance-Centric versus Test-Centric

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Performance-Centric Hiring

With performance-centric hiring, you predict performance in terms of faster time to proficiency, greater levels of productivity, and higher ratings for critical on-the-job behaviors. Virtual Job Tryout technology aligns hiring decisions with predictors for performance and our ongoing analytics allow you to refine the accuracy of performance drivers over time. Use our Performance Variation ROI Calculator to preview how better selection can impact your business.