Performance Assessment Network Acquires Renowned Competency-Based Assessment Tools to Deliver Innovative Employability Solutions to HR, Government and Education Audiences

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To address new challenges in the talent landscape and bring bespoke competency-based hiring and development solutions to global customers, Performance Assessment Network (PAN), the leader in talent measurement solutions, today acquired the Institute for Personality and Ability Testing, Inc (IPAT), publishers of the 16PF® Questionnaire and other valued psychometric tools.

A leading testing partner to hundreds of progressive talent organizations and government agencies including The Department of Justice, Marathon Oil, Chemtura, and growing businesses in all industries, PAN will add IPAT’s full assessment product line and industry reports to its current business.

“We’re thrilled IPAT chose us to carry the legacy of the 16PF assessment into new markets. Together with our software and technology capabilities, we’ll be equipped to bring tremendous value and innovation to the hiring practices of organizations worldwide,” said Jim Holm, CEO of PAN. “We see employee development as a key growth area, and we believe that the 16PF Questionnaire is the perfect entry point to help students and professionals understand their work styles and strengths so they can exhibit the problem solving, leadership, and interpersonal skills needed to find career success and engagement. Millennials and Generation Xers are being asked to take on leadership roles and we want to help in this mass transition. The 16PF assessment and its suite of selection and developmental reports give our customers the science they need.”

In 1949, Dr. Raymond Cattell published the first edition of his 16 Personality Factor Questionnaire; it was a revolutionary concept to measure the whole of human personality and today, the 16PF test is among the most well-recognized personality instruments used in high-stakes talent management and clinical settings. PAN also receives IPAT’s complementary suite of public safety and security assessment solutions for predicting a candidate’s behaviors, attitudes and suitability for high-risk positions in the public arena.

“With PAN’s technology, the sky is the limit for IPAT assessments going forward,” says Dr. Robert McHenry, former Chairman of the Board of IPAT, Inc. “PAN represents an opportunity for our customers to expand their hiring and development programs with content from PAN’s industry-leading assessment catalog, as we believe many of our customers will find these additional assessments useful.”

Pamela Becker, President of IPAT, Inc., added that, “PAN’s current offerings complement the results of the 16PF Questionnaire and the Inwald Personality Inventory – 2 in applications ranging from law enforcement and security guard screening to management selection and academia.”

PAN currently has more than 16,000 active testing administrators and HR managers using its catalog to hire and develop great employees. Together with IPAT, this new entity will provide unmatched value to customers on a global scale.

Press Contact: Chad Fife, Vice President of Marketing, 317.814.8804

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