SHL Exhibits at Onrec 2007 Expo

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SHL, world leader in workplace assessment, confirms participation in the Onrec 2007 Expo, September 17-18, in San Francisco, to support its growing demand for integrated assessment solutions. All visitors to the SHL booth #121 qualify for a free trial assessment of their choice.

Companies are just now beginning to understand the crucial role assessment and measurement tools will play for the future success of talent management strategies

SHL, world leader in workplace assessment, confirms participation in the Onrec 2007 Expo, September 17-18, in San Francisco, to support its growing demand for integrated assessment solutions. All visitors to the SHL booth #121 qualify for a free trial assessment of their choice.

As talent management solutions continue to advance, leading companies are rapidly adopting methods to identify untapped potential in their talent strategies. Many organizations are looking to integrated assessments to provide effective measures of talent potential, enabling them to make more informed hiring and deployment decisions, increase productivity and improve retention. This growing demand for integrated solutions is demonstrated by SHL’s expanding base of solutions with over 30 established system providers, from front-end screening tools to more in-depth behavioral assessments at later stages in the hiring process, across volume and specialist hires and all industry sectors.

The ability to screen out 30-40% of candidates at the first stage in the recruitment process based on person-job fit was embraced by many early adopters of online recruitment. Today, many thought leaders expect more than process efficiencies and understand that quality of hire has become a crucial component of a solid talent management foundation. This need drives the integration of in-depth, accurate assessments to measure and identify talent throughout the recruiting and development process.

"We see substantially increased demand for our assessments as part of integrated solutions on a global basis," explains Nels Wroe, Commercial Operations Manager. "Onrec’s Expo provides an ideal venue for recruitment and talent management system providers to learn more about the value that assessments will provide to their clients. Most of the leaders in talent management and recruitment systems will be at Onrec, making this an ideal opportunity to expand our partnerships."

So, how do assessments get added to the mix? Technology is the backbone of all effective strategic talent management systems – it is expected to deliver a seamless and scalable user experience and dashboard reporting for line managers through to the Board to enable deep workforce insight. SHL content is built into new or existing recruiting systems to allow clients to fully leverage the value of smart "talent quality" measures as part of their process.

Specifically, SHL tools such as the Universal Competency Framework, Occupational Personality Questionnaire and Motivation Questionnaire unlock the latent power in talent management.

The SHL Universal Competency Framework provides the common language to describe and measure people and jobs, making it easier to link talent management strategies directly to organizational objectives. The SHL Occupational Personality Questionnaire and Motivation Questionnaire provide insights into candidate and employee potential and work styles that are invaluable throughout the employee lifecycle, from acquisition to succession planning, performance management and the execution of talent strategy at all levels.

"Companies are just now beginning to understand the crucial role assessment and measurement tools will play for the future success of talent management strategies," Wroe explains. "People who want to experience the power of assessments are invited to visit the SHL Booth at Onrec to try one out for free. For most, it’s eye-opening to experience the insights and accuracy that top quality assessments can provide in assessing talent. It’s a great example of why many experts are predicting that the next phase of talent management will be based on the capabilities of measuring and assessing talent quality."

About SHL Group Limited:
SHL is a 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 15,500 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

Kevin Baughen, Marketing Director
011.44.208.335.8062

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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