It also employs natural sounding, text-to-voice technology which means we can write a script and have a character speak that phrase, in various languages and with local accents. It's precisely the route we wanted to go down and now we have a terrific technology partner.
Montreal, QC and London, UK (PRWEB) January 12, 2006
Assessment specialist PSL and qualification technology leader HR Alloy have formed an exclusive partnership, whereby PSL will create and distribute online workforce management simulations built with HR Alloy's ground-breaking Virtual Simulation Authoring (VSA™) suite for clients throughout Europe.
“Simulations are a new development for online assessment and they will transform the market,” said Richard Alberg, Chief Executive of PSL. “An interactive simulation can provide very clear information about a candidate, for a fraction of the cost of a standard face to face assessment or development centre. Individuals enjoy participating and find them far more job relevant than many alternative assessment techniques. The simulations can even be tailored to depict specific details of a client organisation.”
Montreal-based HR Alloy has developed a ground-breaking authoring system which allows the rapid development of web-based assessment simulations in a realistic 3D environment.
With the new simulations, individuals will use a web browser to enter a virtual reality environment where they will undertake a series of assessment/development centre-type exercises. They can interact with on-screen characters and move throughout the virtual space to perform job-related tasks.
“HR Alloy's VSA allows us to create simulations that feature life-like, computer-generated characters,” said Richard Alberg. “It also employs natural sounding, text-to-voice technology which means we can write a script and have a character speak that phrase, in various languages and with local accents. It's precisely the route we wanted to go down and now we have a terrific technology partner.”
The system records every action - and inaction - collecting multiple data points that are saved in a sophisticated scoring engine. Every decision made by the user, from clicks to response-delay, can be used to measure potential job success.
J-F Gauthier, CEO of HR Alloy, said: “We are very enthusiastic about this partnership with PSL, as they have such an impressive reputation for providing world-class assessment solutions. They fit perfectly with our own goals: to bring the high financial impact of sophisticated assessment processes to the world's best hr consultants and their clients. Assessing a global workforce is extremely complex, with various laws and geographic challenges involved. We have developed one of the most efficient technology solutions to manage that complexity, ensure consistency and deliver bottom line results. We look forward to delivering this value to PSL and their clients.”
Founded in 1989, European assessment specialist PSL develops tests and questionnaires for selection and development along with consultancy and training services. PSL is one of Europe's largest online assessment providers and has a proven record of developing quality products and meeting customer expectations.
About HR Alloy
HR Alloy is the only provider of an advanced Qualification Management System (QMS™) and Virtual Simulation Authoring (VSA™) for HR professionals, which enables process automation, authoring and delivery of complete recruitment and assessment systems. Its unique, recruitment-specific business process language allows the company to implement selection systems to meet specific organizational needs with unmatched speed and ease.
For further information about HR Alloy, please visit: http://www.hralloy.com or call Donna Lehman (PR contact) on 001 770 362 9287.
For further information about PSL, please visit http://www.psl.com or call Michael Dawson (PR contact) on 020-8953 8863.
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