Quality of Hire Blog

New Virtual Job Tryout offerings increase velocity in candidate selection

Shaker, the market-leading provider of pre-employment assessments, announced today expanded offerings that allow companies to deploy with greater velocity and ability to predict performance.    Virtual Job Tryout will add two additional implementation options — pre-configured and tailored — to its award-winning solution. For pre-configured options, Virtual Job Tryout is typically implemented in an industry-staggering speed of under two weeks. “We’re ex…

Shaker's Mike Hudy talks pre-hire assessments in SHRM article

Mike Hudy, VP, Selection Science, is featured in the recent SHRM article Predictive Assessments Give Companies Insight into Candidates' Potential.  Organizations are increasingly seeking more of a whole-person evaluation of their candidates. They want to assess not only skills and intellect but also personality, organizational fit, and motivational drivers to determine who is going to make the most of an opportunity and avoid costly mis-hires. Shaker …

Making decisions about people: Shaker expert part of SHRM Perspectives series

Are you making the best possible decisions about whom to hire? Eric J. Sydell, Shaker's VP, Research and Innovation, spells out the best methods for predicting on-the-job performance in the recent SHRM Perspectives article, Making Decisions About People. How can we make the best decision about which person to hire (or befriend or date or commit ourselves to for one reason or another)? Is there a way to predict a candidate's future behavior or performance on the…

Shaker brings high-growth hiring insights to Recruiting Trends & Talent Tech Conference

Shaker and MedExpress are joining forces to present "Staffing for a High-Growth Company While Delivering Business Results" during the Recruiting Trends & Talent Tech Conference later this month. MedExpress is one of the fastest growing urgent care medical clinics in the country. Faced with recruiting from a highly competitive talent pool, the MedExpress talent acquisition team looked for a recruiting solution that would support the organization as it scaled operations.&nbs…

Shaker receives a growth investment from The Riverside Company

Shaker is pleased to announce it has received a growth investment from The Riverside Company, a long-term oriented global private firm that invests in premier middle-market companies. Riverside has offices in the U.S., Europe, and Asia and has over $6 billion of capital under management. Shaker's Virtual Job Tryout software product suite integrates gamification, simulation, and validation to deliver a candidate experience that engages, educates, and evaluates job applicants. Shaker's in…

CVS Health named 2017 HRM Impact Award Winner

The Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) and Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), along with their foundations, have announced CVS Health as the winner of the 2017 Human Resource Management Impact Award.   This award is the result of CVS's partnership with Shaker to create a custom Virtual Job Tryout system to dramatically improve the pharmacy company's hiring outcomes.   Read the project summary.   The HRM Impact Award is an…

Isaac Thompson, PhD, joins Shaker as Principal Data Scientist

Isaac Thompson, PhD, was recently appointed Principal Data Scientist at Shaker as part of our ongoing commitment to revolutionizing assessments through the application of artificial intelligence and machine learning to selection science. "We are thrilled to welcome one of the field's preeminent data scientists to our team," said Eric Sydell, Vice President, Research and Innovation. "Not only is Isaac a pioneering machine learning researcher, he is an experienced industrial-organi…

Shaker's Virtual Job Tryout named HRE Top Product for 2017

Shaker's Standard-Edition Virtual Job Tryout has been selected as a 2017 Top HR Product by Human Resource Executive magazine. Shaker is being honored with the Top Product award today at the 20th Annual HR Technology Conference and Expo in Las Vegas. “Talent acquisition leaders want to hire employees that will be successful in their roles, offer candidates the opportunity to decide if the role is right for them, and reduce the organizational impact of turnover," Shaker's President…

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…