TALX Division, pan, to Provide Assessment Expertise at SIOP 2011

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pan Thought Leaders Host Three Sessions -

Leading Horses to Water: Assessment Facilitated Organization Change

WHO: pan, the assessment services division of TALX and leading provider of wide-ranging talent acquisition, evaluation and development solutions for corporate and government clients worldwide

WHAT:    
Will exhibit and present a conference symposium, "Leading Horses to Water: Assessment Facilitated Organization Change" and two panel discussions, "Variety is the Spice of Validation: Moving Beyond ‘Traditional' Criteria" and "Buyers and Vendors Discuss RFPs in Human Capital Consulting," at the Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology's (SIOP) 2011 annual conference.

WHEN:    
"Leading Horses to Water: Assessment Facilitated Organization Change"
    Gerald M. Groe, managing director of Business Development
    Friday, April 15, 2011
    4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. CT

"Variety is the Spice of Validation: Moving Beyond ‘Traditional' Criteria"
    Jocelyn M. Courtney-Hays, talent measurement consultant
        Saturday, April 16, 2011
    1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. CT

"Buyers and Vendors Discuss RFPs in Human Capital Consulting"
    Reid E. Klion, chief science officer
        Saturday, April 16, 2011
    1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. CT

WHERE:    
SIOP's 26th Conference
Hilton Chicago
720 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Ill.

pan will be exhibiting at booth No. 506.

DETAILS:        
The SIOP 26th annual conference will gather thousands of the country's top industrial-organizational psychologists to discuss current issues and emerging trends in the workplace. During the three-day conference program, experts from pan, a TALX company, will offer their expertise to help attendees create value within their organizations by identifying top performers and removing costs from the recruiting and hiring process.

Friday's conference symposium, "Leading Horses to Water," will present compelling client change cases and detail the key actions necessary for effective strategy execution. Managing director of Business Development at pan, Gerald Groe, Ph.D. will co-present with other highly experienced change agents across the industry, and focus on the use of various assessment tools to help facilitate organizational change within fast-paced and complex business environments. This symposium is one of several SIOP sessions where attendees can earn 1.5 SHRM Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) strategic continuing education credits.

On Saturday, Jocelyn Courtney-Hays, talent measurement consultant for pan, joins a panel discussion that will focus on improving and expanding the most commonly used assessment validation criteria – supervisor ratings of performance. During "Variety is the Spice of Validation," attendees will hear criterion issues as seen through the practitioner lens and learn which research findings and practical considerations inform the gauges used to demonstrate assessment validity and utility.

"Buyers and Vendors Discuss RFPs in Human Capital Consulting" features a panel of industrial-organizational psychologists with significant experience in both buyer and vendor roles, including pan chief science officer, Reid Klion, Ph.D. The discussion, which also takes place on Saturday, will educate attendees on the request for proposal (RFP) process and share insights and alternate perspectives on how the process might be improved.

Additional resources from pan will also be available during conference exhibit hours to answer questions about their talent management solutions and portfolio of more than 250 assessment tools that span categories of intelligence, personality, integrity, skills and more.

For additional information on SIOP 2011, including registration details and presenter bios, visit http://www.siop.org/conferences.

About pan
pan, the assessment division of TALX, is a leading provider of wide-ranging talent acquisition, evaluation and development solutions for corporate and government clients worldwide. Since 2000, pan has helped thousands of clients select and grow employees through its advanced Internet-based assessments; tools for online and proctored testing, reporting and processing; as well as comprehensive human capital consulting services. pan offers the industry's most diverse assessment catalog comprised of hundreds of scientifically validated cognitive, personality, biodata and multi-rater feedback tests from more than 50 top publishers. pan's solutions are fueled by its robust web-based technology, which gives clients a powerful platform to deliver and manage human resource hiring processes and tests. For more information, visit http://www.panpowered.com or call 1-877-449-8378.

About TALX
TALX, provider of Equifax Workforce Solutions, a leader in human resource, tax and payroll-related services, is based in St. Louis. TALX holds a leadership position in automated employment and income verification as well as unemployment tax management. TALX provides over 9,000 clients, including three-fourths of Fortune 500 companies, with Web-based services focused in three employment-related areas: hiring, pay reporting and compliance. Hiring services include assessments and talent acquisition, onboarding, and tax credits and incentives. Pay reporting services include electronic time tracking, paperless pay and W-2 management. Compliance services include employment and income verifications through The Work Number, unemployment tax management and I-9 management. Equifax is a global leader in information solutions, empowering businesses and consumers with information they can trust. Equifax is a member of Standard & Poor's (S&P) 500® Index. Its common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol EFX. For more information about TALX, visit http://www.talx.com, or http://www.equifax.com.

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

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