Valtera Builds Dual-Use Assessment System for Rent-A-Center Managers

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Nation's largest rent-to-own operator to implement Valtera Technology for hiring and developing leaders.

Valtera, a leading selection and assessment provider, announced the debut of its first Manager Assessment Portal, customized for Rent-A-Center. The portal is a dual-use assessment application, a system that merges manager selection with manager development in one seamless tool.

Valtera’s Manager Assessment Portal uses custom, validated assessment tests to identify and select highly-qualified applicants for store manager and customized development tools that link to the Learning Management System to assist store managers in acquiring skills for higher-level managerial roles.

“Leadership development is extremely important to our continuing success,” said Becky Crawford, senior director of Human Resources at Rent-A-Center. “The new Management Assessment Portal is just one way to invest in our employees for the long term. This strategy works for Rent-A-Center.”

“We viewed the Rent-A-Center team as true partners,” said Mathew Heck, Vice President of Technology at Valtera. “Through active collaboration, we were able to design and implement a flexible system that met all of their needs, and then some.”

Built on Valtera's SelectionSage™ technology, the Manager Assessment Portal system has been internationalized to extend the reach of the system to Rent-A-Centers stores across North America and Puerto Rico. The system offers multiple language support for assessments and developmental feedback.

About Valtera

Based in Chicago, IL (Rolling Meadows), Valtera (http://www.valtera.com) is a professional services firm that provides science-based solutions that align people with strategy to organizations worldwide. Valtera solution areas include Assessment and Selection (including Litigation Support), Organizational Surveys and Diagnostics, Performance Management, and Service Quality. SelectionSage™ is a secure web-based test administration platform used to test job candidates, assess employees for promotion, and certify employee skills. SelectionSage is the newest addition to Valtera’s Sage Technology Suite. The suite’s flagship software product, SurveySage®, is an end-to-end solution that offers online survey authoring, deployment, reporting, and has out-of-the-box language capabilities to support major world languages. Valtera’s technology suite also includes 3SixtySage™ for online multi-rater feedback

surveys. Valtera offers portals, custom software development, and hosting services. The company was founded in 1977.

Contact: Michael Butler, 847-640-8820, inquiries@valtera.com

About Rent-A-Center

Rent-A-Center Inc. (Nasdaq: RCII), headquartered in Plano, Texas, currently operates 2,780 company-owned stores in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada. The stores generally offer high quality, durable goods such as home electronics, appliances, computers, furniture and accessories to consumers under flexible rental purchase agreements that generally allow the customer to obtain ownership of the merchandise at the conclusion of an agreed upon rental period. The Company also owns ColorTyme, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary and national franchisor of rent-to-own stores. For more information about Rent-A-Center, visit http://www.rentacenter.com.

This press release was distributed through eMediawire by Human Resources Marketer (HR Marketer: http://www.HRmarketer.com) on behalf of the company listed above.

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