Latest research reveals industry trend for corporations to include knowledge measurement solutions in their HR processes.
|New Jersey, USA – Tuesday, July 12, 2005IKM, a leading provider of web- based employee and candidate knowledge measurement solutions and services, today announce that according to the Aberdeen Group, a leading research firm serving major corporate technology end users, corporations are increasing their use of pre-employment and employee assessments.
The Aberdeen report, ‘Pre-Employment Testing and Assessment: What is the State of the Art’, found that corporations are opting to use computerized assessment methods to ensure cultural fit of new employees and to extend the length of time an employee stays in the job. More than 50% of respondents believe that pre-employment assessments distinguish poor from good hires in their companies and help identify longer-term candidates.
‘This report confirms IKM’s position that knowledge measurement solutions can be used to improve hiring success and decrease employee attrition,’ said Marie-Paule Donsimoni, CEO, IKM.
IKM’s web-based assessments produce an objective and comprehensive profile of knowledge and skill of candidates and employees to enhance and optimize hiring, training, project staffing, skill-gap analysis, benchmarking, career development and certification. Using a unique adaptive methodology or performance based and scenario measurement technique, IKM provides the most cost efficient and detailed analysis of knowledge in most disciplines including IT, Computer Literacy, Call Center, Healthcare, Clerical, Customer Service, Sales and Medical.
Conducted in conjunction with the Human Capital Institute, a Washington, D.C. based provider of educational programs for human capital practitioners, talent managers and executives, the report highlighted the desire for companies to decrease hiring risk and expense associated with churn as a result of poor candidate placement. Other key challenges included employee career development, inconsistent hiring procedures and the inability to predict and plan for future workforce needs.
‘IKM provides companies with the ability to streamline the hiring process, identify individuals who need the most training to enhance career development, and allows development of a skills database for better workforce planning,’ said Donsimoni.
Known for its flagship solution IKM TeckChek, IKM has a wide range of assessment and certification packages for all industries and disciplines, including IT, Project Management, Sales, ECDL/ICDL, MS Office, Clerical, Legal, Accounting, Retail, Nursing and Call Center.
Featuring a unique assessment methodology for its professional range of solutions, IKM offers the most effective and cost efficient way of measuring knowledge, creating a clear competitive advantage by increasing your return on investment (ROI) for your human capital initiatives.
Used by corporations, IT Outsourcing companies, staffing agencies, training organizations and schools, IKM is a subsidiary of Krest LLC and is headquartered in the US, with offices and affiliations spanning the globe.
IKM’s client base includes Keane, Compuware, Accenture HR, Bank of America, Deutsche Bank, HSBC, GE Capital, Lloyds TSB, Prudential, IBM, Siemens, Nortel and Reuters Software. For more information visit: www.IKMnet.com.
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