SHL Teams with Test Security Services Firm to Protect Employers Against Job Cheats

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SHL, the foremost provider of objective assessment products in the world, announced today it has teamed with Caveon Test Security, Inc. to fortify the security of new, online assessment tools.

Test fraud is a growing area of concern in the business world as some job candidates are willing to cheat their way into a career. Enlightened companies are recognizing and tackling this issue. We applaud SHL’s leadership and commitment to test security in the online recruitment arena. We are pleased to raise the confidence of employers when appointing a new member of staff

SHL, the foremost provider of objective assessment products in the world, announced today it has teamed with Caveon Test Security, Inc. to fortify the security of new, online assessment tools.

The war for talent is getting ever more competitive at a time when organizations are also seeking opportunities to make their recruitment and promotion processes more efficient. In the Internet world, this means moving online, and those seeking employment increasingly expect to access job opportunities online. This will give both recruiters and job seekers the edge in the employment market.

The challenge that this presents for effective recruitment and hiring is managing the risk that the information provided by candidates is valid. Research on resumes shows that a large proportion of candidates embellish their credentials or omit information that would help employers make more valid hiring decisions.

These concerns also spill over into the job interview. Research conducted by SHL recently revealed that half the UK population (57%) think it acceptable to dodge or embellish the truth when chasing a job. US research also revealed that 95% of HR leaders think prospective employees will “occasionally” or “often” bend the truth in the job application process.

To manage these issues, organizations are using objective assessments more and more to test for the potential of their candidates. However, moving online with these assessments means having to manage the risk of cheating on employment tests.

In response to these concerns, SHL has developed the SHL Verify™ Range of Ability Tests - a new assessment tool that enables employers to use online tests with confidence. The Verify solution is more than just new tests, and incorporates new “better practice” guidelines together with state-of-the-art science to defend the Verify testing process from security breakage. A key part of the Verify solution is the use of forensic psychometrics tools to look for evidence of cheating and piracy.

SHL is working with independent end-to-end test security services company, Caveon, the industry leaders in the field of test security and data forensics.

Based in the Utah, Caveon works with corporations across the globe including HP and IBM. It is also very active in the education sector working with nine state departments of education, including Texas, North Carolina, Massachusetts and Florida. SHL is applying Caveon’s test security expertise to maximize Verify’s security.

Its flagship service, Caveon Data Forensics™, analyzes actual Verify test response data looking for response patterns that indicate cheating or test fraud, while its Caveon Web Patrol™ service provides a continuous trawl of the Internet to detect if any SHL test content has been shared or copied.

John Fremer, President of Caveon, said: “Test fraud is a growing area of concern in the business world as some job candidates are willing to cheat their way into a career. Enlightened companies are recognizing and tackling this issue. We applaud SHL’s leadership and commitment to test security in the online recruitment arena. We are pleased to raise the confidence of employers when appointing a new member of staff,” Fremer added.

Kevin Kerrigan, managing director of SHL UK and Americas, added: “The service provided by Caveon adds another level of security and assurance for our customers. They can be confident of the high standard, integrity and robustness of SHL online test data.”

About SHL Group PLC

SHL is the world-leading provider of psychometric assessment and development solutions. The company supports organizations in the selection, recruitment, promotion, succession planning and development of talented people at all levels and across all sectors. Operating in 40 countries and more than 30 languages, the SHL Group devises innovative approaches to help organizations increase productivity and gain competitive advantage through the more effective use of their human capital. SHL has over 5,500 organizations as clients, including many of the Global and Times Top 1000, and is recognized as the foremost provider of objective assessment products in the world. For more information please visit http://www.shl.com.

For more information, contact:

Tiffany Stronsky

Senior Marketing Manager

312.496.8078

About Caveon

Caveon is a high growth, privately held test security technology and consulting firm offering prevention, detection, and remediation services aimed at test fraud and theft. In addition to consulting services, Caveon has developed patent-pending technologies, which analyze test data for signs of cheating and test theft. Caveon offers test security solutions for clients in the education, engineering, transportation, safety, information technology, health care, financial services, and other industries.

Caveon Contact:

Don Sorensen

VP of Marketing

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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