HRMC, Inc. to Present at 2008 SIOP Conference on the Challenges, Trends, and Developments Impacting Candidate Recruiting, Screening, and Assessment

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Human Resource Management Center, Inc. (HRMC), a pioneer in applying cutting-edge technology to talent acquisition, is pleased to announce that it will host a symposium and participate in two presentations at the upcoming 2008 Annual Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) Conference to be held in San Francisco in April. Three forums will offer insight and practical real-world strategies from IO psychologists and industry experts on how technology is shaping the employee selection landscape--from making the transition to an advanced solution, to exploring developments in online testing and assessments, to adapting processes to a new, Internet-savvy workforce.

Human Resource Management Center, Inc. (HRMC), a pioneer in applying cutting-edge technology to talent acquisition, is pleased to announce that it will host a symposium and participate in two presentations at the upcoming 2008 Annual Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) Conference to be held in San Francisco in April.

Since the company's inception more than 20 years ago, HRMC and its founder, Ron Selewach, have been widely recognized and sought after thought leaders on all aspects pertaining to talent acquisition and management. HRMC was among the first to develop and integrate validated assessments in the automated recruiting process, which have helped innumerable organizations better predict culture fit, performance, job satisfaction, and longevity across a wide variety of jobs and industries.

"Factors such as a shrinking labor pool across most industries and job functions and a changing workforce demographic have made it more difficult for employers to identify not only those individuals who have the required skills, but also those who are most apt to be ongoing, productive members of their workforce," says Ron Selewach CEO and Founder of HRMC. "Changing times require employers to adapt new technology and processes to keep pace with competitors who are using advanced tools to more reliably and efficiently assess and acquire talent. We are pleased to participate at SIOP and share our expertise alongside the experiences of several forward-looking companies that have embraced new candidate screening and assessment technology to meet the demands of recruiting and retaining workers in today's labor market."

The scheduled symposium and presentations include:

  • Implementing new technology into the selection system. This symposium combines the expertise of several IO practitioners to provide real-world examples of the different steps in implementing new selection technology. Anna Safran, M.S., Industrial and Organizational Psychologist for HRMC, will host a distinguished panel who will provide tips and take-home points. The panel includes:

--Mark Ludwick, Ph.D., Vice President, Recruiting Solutions, and Laura Baranowski, MS, Associate Vice President, Recruiting Solutions, Wachovia, who will offer guidance on integrating stakeholder input into employee selection technology projects.
--Kari Bruursema, Ph.D., HR Consultant, Staffing, and Adam Shoemaker Ph.D., HR Consultant, Staffing, Verizon Wireless, who will share their experience with the development and implementation of an online unproctored assessment.
--Laura Mastrangelo, Ph.D., Manager, Selection and Insight, Frito Lay, who will discuss her experience transitioning to an online selection process.
--Charles Handler, Ph.D., President, Rocket-Hire, who will share his insights on pending trends and expectations in employee selection.

  • Exploring the effect and outcomes from different testing environments. In this session, Laura Mastroangelo, Anna Safran, and Doug Haaland (Senior Consultant, Development Dimensions International) will provide insight from research into the applicant's perspective on the online screening and testing experience at different locations (home, work, or school), as well as report on the outcomes and impact for employers.
  • Generational differences in the workplace. In this presentation, Anna Safran will discuss effective selection technology solutions for attracting and retaining employees who are part of the millennial generation.

For additional information on the presentations and to register, visit the SIOP web site at http://www.siop.org/conferences.

About HRMC
Founded in 1984, HRMC is a pioneer in applying cutting-edge technology to solve business' most pressing human capital challenges. The company's flagship HRMC Acclaim(SM) solution simplifies the management of all phases of the employee lifecycle and identifies opportunities for improvement. HRMC's technology automates a range of interrelated processes within a flexible, user-friendly framework, enabling organizations to streamline the acquisition and assessment of talent, evaluate new employees' readiness to contribute, and analyze the impact of a company's culture on retention and performance. Whether accessed over the Web or the phone, or both combined, users are led through an interactive experience that approximates true human interaction, resulting in more effective interviews and employee surveys. HRMC is headquartered in Tampa, Florida and is privately held. For more information, visit the company's Web site at http://www.hrmc.com.

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